“Go out quickly in the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” Luke 14:21-23 (NIV)
A world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.
To glorify God as we communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple and serve people living with disability.
Wheels for the World™
Wheels for the World provides the gift of mobility along with the hope of the Gospel to people affected by disability worldwide.
Family Retreats offer a haven for families impacted by disability. In a fully accessible camp environment, families are cared for, rejuvenated, and encouraged in Christ.
International Family Retreats
In partnership with local churches, International Family Retreats provide Christ-centered care and encouragement in an accessible camp environment for families impacted by disability in developing countries.
Cause 4 Life, Global Missions and Internships
Cause 4 Life equips students for leadership in disability ministry. Through hands-on internships, students learn how to impact their churches and communities for Christ, advocating for justice and equality for all people impacted by disability.
Church Training Resources
Our Church Engagement team partners with churches to help create a disability-welcoming environment, providing resources and disability ministry training.
Christian Institute on Disability
The Christian Institute on Disability is the leading authority on disability-related issues from a biblical perspective, offering higher education, ministry training, and public policy that promotes a biblical understanding of life, human dignity, and the value of all individuals.
Joni and Friends radio provides hope and encouragement through Joni Eareckson Tada’s “Joni and Friends” and “Diamonds in the Dust” radio programs.
News, Stories, Inspiration
A Prophetic Presence
Prophet (n.) a person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom a divinity expresses his will. What if I told you that the Christian church has been silencing a prophetic presence in our midst? Would you write me off as an out-of-touch spiritual weirdo? Would you expect to find me standing…
God Does His Best Work with Empty
It’s amazing how heavy the weight of emptiness can feel, and how much room something that isn’t even there can take up in our souls. Whether due to loneliness, disappointment, loss, or even a search for purpose, emptiness can seem like our greatest problem. But that’s not how God sees it! When God looks into…
Bringing God’s Love to the Bay!
This summer our Bay Area Family Retreat was different due to the pandemic. Unable to hold an in-person Family Retreat, God gave us the idea to host Family Retreat at Home… and we are overjoyed at the way special needs families responded to this very special outreach. Will and Elizabeth’s family is the perfect example…
Making an Eternal Difference… From Your Home
Are you still sheltering-in-place? …Or sheltering-in-place again? I sure am, and I’m not certain when it will end. My quadriplegia makes me high risk for any virus, so it’s hard to say when I’ll return to my desk at Joni and Friends, or when I’ll be able to wheel up to my favorite spot at…
Beyond the Visa Glitch
“Having to do the harder thing has required us to exercise faith, which put us in a position to experience God’s miraculous provision.” I met my husband, Brent, in 1988 at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. He was known as ‘Mr. Indonesia’ among our fellow seminarians because he knew EXACTLY where he was going after…
How to Be More Inclusive
“If you want to understand how to be more inclusive, get to know someone with disabilities. Get out of your comfort zone.” Last week on the podcast, Joshua Fast shared about raising Malakai, his 6-year old son who was born prematurely and diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy and cerebral palsy. But for Joshua and his wife…
The Luke 14 Project: Planting Gospel Seeds
For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. —Luke 19:10 As Luke 14 Project partners you are friends to the lonely and rejected around the world, including children like Puumi in Thailand who are seen as cursed because of his disability. In a country like Thailand, disability is believed…
Blindness, No Handicap to Training Others
“As a carpenter needs tools to build a structure, the disabled missionary needs tools he can use to build Christ’s body.” My life didn’t begin with too much promise. A part of that had to do with the circumstances surrounding my birth. I was born three months prematurely. The pure oxygen administered in the incubator…
God Sends Grandparents
Grandparenting in real time When our daughter was born with Down syndrome, friends weren’t sure how to act. In fact, they weren’t sure they should visit us in the hospital. My mother-in-law, a veteran missionary and pastor’s wife, was also the mother of a child with a disability. That made her a Godsend when it…
Standing in the Face of Attack
“There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow…” 2 Corinthians 4:18, TLB It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the terrorist attacks that totally altered the way we live in the US. The tragedy of thousands losing their lives, and of others forever…