People That Inspire Joni
In our journey through life, we all need people to inspire us along the way—and I’m no exception. I thank God for sending me true models of inspiration, and I have the pleasure of introducing you to some of them here.
Ellen Dibler... My Inspiration!
When it comes to handling the daily challenges of a disability, I draw inspiration from older women who are blazing the trail – like my friend Ellen who has spina bifida and is 72 years old. She is, in fact, the oldest surviving person with spina bifida. In years past, she was very active in helping to shape the policy of the National Spina Bifida Association, but now, she and her husband Larry invest their energies as volunteers and powerful prayer warriors for our Joni and Friends outreach in Texas (we snapped this photo at the recent Camp Allen Family Retreat ...More Information
Hyatt is an internationally known artist who loves using his gifts and talents for the enrichment of Christ's kingdom. When we asked if he would create a design for the front of our "Beyond Suffering" study guide, he came up with this fantastic oil painting for the cover. I think it really shows the joy and hope that can be found in Jesus through a disability! What inspires me most about Hyatt? Yes, his talent, but also his generosity – he presented this stunning painting for display at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center (if you're ever in ...More Information
Share With Us Your Story
One of the best things about Joni and Friends is the "and Friends." That's you! Our ministry is a marvelous network of servants and leaders, young and old, able and disabled, from the U.S. and around the world, all of whom share a special love for the Lord Jesus, as well as a deep desire to make Him real to a skeptical world. You already know my story, but I'd like to hear yours -- burdens are lifted and joy is multiplied when we open our hearts to each other. So thank you for writing me and telling me about the Lord's work in your life. And who knows? Some of what you say may end up in one of our "Joni and Friends" radio programs or in one of our newsletters. Whichever, thank you for encouraging others (and encouraging me) with your story!
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