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 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
Papa’s Last Veteran’s Day
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:13 This Veteran’s Day, all of us here at Joni and Friends respectfully honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. It’s a sobering day in many ways because it’s a reminder of the tremendous…
Melissa’s Perfect Gift
Life is hard for little Melissa. Struggling with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, seizures, and vision impairment, she has to rely and be dependent on her mother, Ruth, to move or to get out of the house. Ruth believed that her daughter’s disabilities were her own fault. She felt that God was punishing her—that He didn’t love her and Melissa. But when Melissa received a wheelchair at our Wheels for…
Encouragement for Caregivers
November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the dedication of family members who provide around the clock care to their loved ones. Today on the podcast, Crystal is chatting with Peter Rosenberger, a dedicated husband and caregiver for more than 30 years to his wife, Gracie. As he’s cared for Gracie, who…
Leaving a Wheels for the World Legacy in 2019!
“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me.” Matthew 18:5 Amezash: Amezash in Ghana was lifted from the ground and into a seat of opportunity and hope…she received the lifechanging gift of mobility and experienced the love of Jesus! Denisa: In Romania, Denisa and her mother, Ganea’s, prayers were answered.…
Leaving a Family Retreat Legacy in 2019!
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” – Proverbs 3:27 The Fernandez Family: Savannah and her family felt loved by everyone, and were overflowing with joy at Family Retreat this summer! Alessia in El Salvador: Alessia attended International Family Retreat in El Salvador for the…
Thank You for an Incredible 2019!
Because I serve on the board of Joni and Friends, I always get a ‘first look’ at the fruit of our outreach for the year. And 2019 has been amazing! A record number of disabled people and their families were introduced to Jesus through Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, and more. And I saw it happen firsthand! This…
Part 2: The Scars That Have Shaped Me
This week, Crystal is continuing her conversation with Vaneetha Risner, a special guest who has experienced the powerful presence of God through a lifetime of suffering. If you missed last week’s episode with Vaneetha, you can listen to part 1 to hear her share of God’s faithfulness through a debilitating disease, multiple miscarriages, the death…
Give a Memorable Gift this Season
“Encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11 Are you looking to give a gift that will honor a loved one this Christmas, but aren’t sure where to begin? Through Joni and Friends, you can celebrate someone dear to you while also transforming the lives of families…
If One Part Suffers, all the Parts Suffer
“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.” 1 Corinthians 12:26 The Bible says we together as Christians are like a body. We see this metaphor unpacked in several places. In 1 Corinthians 12:26 it says, “If one part suffers, all the…