Wheels for the World
Wheels for the World provides the gift of mobility along with 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 affected 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 affected by disability.
Church Engagement 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
How Disability Impacts Everyone in the Family
You don’t really know a person until you’ve heard their story. For so many families impacted by disability, that story includes unique challenges and demands that can be exhausting and relentless. Responsibilities are often 24/7 in order to meet the needs of a child, spouse, or grandparent with a disability. Today on the podcast,…
The Time to Protect Life
When my friend Stephanie Hubach has something to say, I listen! She is currently Senior Research Fellow on Disability Ministry at Covenant Seminary, and I was delighted to pen the foreword to her premier work on disability ministry in the church Same Lake, Different Book. Last week she contributed an excellent article on pro-life and pro-abortion…
Cancer Update: Skin Recovery
They say that radiation is only supposed to give you a bad sunburn. But last week, after my chest wall was bombarded from 28 sessions of radiation, my poor skin just gave up – my radiologist gave me time off to rest the red, raw area. I was to resume treatment on Monday morning, but again, he…
When I was little and went horseback riding with my sisters, I had a hard time keeping up. My problem was that I rode an old appaloosa mare who couldn’t quite keep up with my sisters’ faster horses. But I didn’t mind. That is, until we came to the edge of a river. My sisters…
Will You Let Us Pray for You?
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 At Joni and Friends, we’re passionate about prayer. If you have any prayer requests, let us know… we’d love to pray for you! Every morning at Joni and Friends, our staff gathers at 8:00 a.m.…
Love, Marriage, and Disability
In the middle of his successful career in the biotech industry, Kevin Stark unexpectedly became a quadriplegic. A few years later, he met his lovely wife, Jamie, and they fell in love. On this special Valentine’s Day episode of the Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast, Kevin and Jamie Stark give honest insight about marriage and…
Cancer Update: Endurance and Perseverance
You never know with cancer… This past Tuesday morning, right after Ken and our technician-friends, Jason and Steve, lifted me on the radiation table to be zapped, my radiologist stepped in and took a look at my chest wall. One glance at the red, weepy skin, and he canceled the session. What’s more, he canceled…
The Power of Radio
Today, on World Radio Day, I find myself praising God for the way He uses radio to reach remote communities and the most vulnerable people among us – like those who are marginalized due to illiteracy, disability, or poverty. I’m also truly grateful for the strong and specific role radio plays in emergency communications and…
World Radio Day
Right now, someone is crying out for a miracle, and God plans on answering that dear soul through the radio. Tomorrow is World Radio Day, and it’s no wonder we have a whole day set aside to celebrate the power, the influence, and the global reach of radio. Through the radio, we are able to…
Winter has been particularly harsh for many people this year. Here in California it’s hard to imagine the impact of such negative temperatures in other parts of this country. But there’s one aspect of extreme temperatures that’s easy for me to imagine—and that’s being shut-in. We so often take for granted our freedom to drive…