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Join Me for Global Access!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 5, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives

Joni Eareckson TadaIn just two weeks, hundreds of disability ministry leaders from across the US and around the world will be arriving for our Global Access Conference – and it's not too late for you to register! Whether you are new to disability ministry, or a veteran, there's something at GA 2015 for you (and when you register, use the promo code "radio" to receive a discount :-). Come and be inspired, be blessed...

How To Think Positive This Christmas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 23, 2014
  • 11 Comments
  • Radio, Video Archives

Christmas… the season for pie baking, gift shopping, tree decorating, and ice-skating. But what if your arthritic hands can no longer detangle Christmas lights? What if your paralyzed legs restrain you from skating on ice? Or your aging eyes can no longer read your classic family recipe? If this Christmas, you find yourself wishing you could do more or have more, you’re not alone. When Joni was first injured, she wrestled with many of these real, day-to-day struggles of being disabled over the holidays. But friend, you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to feel like you’re missing out during the Christmas season. With Christmas sales galore, holiday parties everywhere, and family photos that look like they’re straight out of Parents Magazine … it’s easy to feel left out. It’s why Joni would like to share with you how, rather than focusing on what you don’t have, you can focus on all that God has given you this Christmas: His precious Son, Jesus. So, take a moment to watch this short, Christmas video greeting from Joni and then, share it...

Joni and Dr. Charles Ware Talk Global Access

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 17, 2014
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Video Archives

Dr. Charles Ware is one of the keynote speakers for the Global Access Conference 2015. As a dynamic and energizing speaker, Joni and Friends is excited to have him share his experience and perspective on disability ministry. To learn more about the conference and the other speakers and presenters, please visit www.globalaccessconference.org.

A Lesson from Joni's Father

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 14, 2014
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Drawing of Joni's fatherToday, Joni Eareckson Tada is a famous mouth artist with works of art ranging from sketches to oil paintings, pastels and more. Her love for art began as a child, when as a little girl she would sit at the feet of her father, John Eareckson, watching him work at his easel. He would lift Joni up on his knee, take his big hand around hers, and together they would grab a brush and sweep and swirl colors across a canvas...

Family Retreats go International!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 25, 2014
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International Family Retreat El SalvadorAs you know, Joni and Friends hosts Family Retreats all throughout the United States… but we don’t stop there! With so many families affected by disabilities worldwide and with the added stigma disability carries in developing countries, we are reaching out to special needs families through our International Family Retreats. Some of these families have never taken a vacation and others have never heard the words...

Joni's Parents' Reflections

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 21, 2014
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Lindy EarecksonCan you imagine what it would be like to be told your daughter will live the rest of her life in a wheelchair? For Joni’s parents, those first few years of Joni’s paralysis were filled with questions, doubts, and fears aimed at doctors and God. After all, quadriplegia was something completely new and unknown to this family. So, how did they make it through? In this short video clip, you’ll hear Lindy and John Eareckson talk about...

Watch Joni Go On a Giant Swing!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 14, 2014
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Giant SwingAt Joni and Friends Family Retreats there’s Biblical encouragement, counseling, worship—and fun! And when we say fun, we mean it! From horseback riding, to swimming in the pool, to zip-lining, special needs families partake in all sorts of great activities. Well, last summer, at our Family Retreat in in Texas, everyone was getting on the “Giant Swing”—even kids with disabilities! As Joni saw each person, one-by-one...

Global Access Conference

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 3, 2014
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Video Archives

You are the key to an accessible world! Join us for Global Access Conference 2015 as we bring together disability leaders, ministers, educators and practitioners from around the world. Taking place February 17-20 in Southern California, this is an unprecedented opportunity to share experiences, forge strong working relationships, and learn how to practically and effectively promote disability ministry in the Christian community. Be...

Another Kind of Courage: A Message for Special-Needs Dads

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 15, 2014
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football in front of framed family photoEvery father has dreams for his children—dreams of sports, graduations, first dates, and careers for their son or daughter. But what happens when a father hears the words of a physician, “Your son has Down syndrome,” or “I am sorry, but your daughter has only months to live”? For many men, parenting a child with a disability is a tremendous challenge—maybe the biggest challenge they’ve ever had to face. Doug Mazza and Steve Bundy know this well. As fathers of children with severe disabilities, they know what it’s like to go from one doctor’s appointment to the next, to wrestle to keep a marriage intact in the midst of emotional turmoil, and to go before the throne of God with a heavy heart. It’s why they wish to open their hearts and share with you their insights through their...

Bringing Hope and Mobility to Ugandan Children

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 26, 2014
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Joni and FrancisCan you imagine what it would be like to not be able to go to school and be outcast by your community? This is the world in which Francis Mugwanya grew up as a boy paralyzed by polio. In his home country of Uganda, 90% of children with disabilities are not able to go to school because they do not have a mobility device such as a wheelchair, walker, or pair of crutches. As a child, Francis depended on his brother to ride him on a bicycle to and from school. It wasn't until he was 11-years-old that Francis received his first wheelchair from an organization that serves people with disabilities. Today, Francis and his family give back, serving Ugandans with disabilities in the name of Jesus. We are proud to partner with Francis’ ministry, "Father's Heart Mobility Ministry," and together reach the people of Uganda. It’s why we invite you to watch a video of Francis and Joni as they talk about the great need in developing countries and how you can make a difference.

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