Joni's Corner

Family Retreat Reflections

Our amazing summer season of Family Retreats is winding down but, oh, the memories remain bright and sunny! Take a look at this special video produced by our Joni and Friends New England team and you’ll see how this year’s retreats are changing lives. It’s my prayer it will plant a seed in your heart to come and volunteer with us next summer as a short-term missionary (STM) – and check back with us because we’ll be posting the 2016 schedule of Family Retreats this fall!

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.

Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth ElliotElisabeth Elliot has influenced countless Christian women, me included. But since the onset of dementia about a decade ago, she and her husband Lars have stepped out of the public eye. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, died in the late 50s after Auca Indians speared him and four other missionaries to death. She remained in Ecuador for seven years, working with the Auca and Quichua Indians, and then returned to the United States in 1963. Over the next 50 years, Elisabeth wrote 28 books, including her famous Through Gates of Splendor. I enjoyed the pleasure of speaking at various conferences ...

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Susanna Wesley

Susanna_WesleySusanna Wesley, born in 1669, was the 25th of 25 children! This great Christian saint understood the importance of “being raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord,” given that she and her husband Samuel had 19 children. Nine of Susanna’s children died as infants… but two of her sons, John and Charles Wesley, went on to become great evangelists and theologians. She once wrote in a letter, “I look upon every soul under my charge as a talent committed to me under a trust. I am not a man nor a minister, but I spare every ...

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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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