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
No Service Unnoticed
Ken and I always look forward to attending Family Retreats for the refreshment it is for us, but looking around, I love how refreshing Retreat is for other attendees… especially siblings. At the time of my accident, my sisters were mostly in their early 20s, but I could tell my broken neck really shook their…
I Want Her to Know
Growing up with a sibling who has a disability can be challenging, but it can also be a great blessing. Meet Gideon Amick who is now 15 years old. When Gideon was almost 2 he became a big brother to Sarah who has Down syndrome. On Gideon’s 2nd birthday, Sarah had open heart surgery. In…
My Father’s Identity
It being Father’s Day, it is no surprise that I’m remembering John King Eareckson, my Daddy. I was born to him late in life, the last of four daughters. I loved being his little buddy, shadowing him around the farm, working hard to mimic him. Whether it was how he curried the horses or mixed…
Burnt toast, spilled coffee, and wrinkled clothes. Just a few things to add to your morning, after forgetting to set the alarm. Oh, and let’s not forget the sore back, the anxious spouse or special needs child that demands your attention. Yes, the special needs child that you love desperately, but consumes so much time,…
An Even Better Identity
Subscribe to the Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast Apple Podcasts Google Play Spotify “God not only showed me the purpose for Ryan’s life, he showed me the purpose of mine. I asked Him to save my son Ryan’s life and He saved me.” No father is ever prepared to hear that his child will be…
The AMA Reaffirms Its Stance Against Physician-Assisted Suicide
We applaud the American Medical Association (AMA) for reaffirming its stance against physician-assisted suicide at their annual meeting in Chicago this June. As their Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 5.7 states, “Physician assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal…
Fatherhood From a Different Lens
When courage seems lost, fathers need a friend who can open their eyes to the sovereignty of God’s grace and his power to transform even the most difficult circumstances into times we can celebrate God’s goodness and experience his joy. For parents, the realization that your child has a disability hits hard. But be encouraged…
Join the Celebration!
This year marks a big milestone for me. I am turning 70 and I can hardly believe it! With every year, I get even more passionate about reaching people with disabilities for Christ. So, this year I’m donating my birthday to Joni and Friends! I’m looking for 70 friends, or better yet 700 friends, to donate $70 dollars…
Beside Bethesda & Hope Overflowing
In Joni’s 31-day devotional, Beside Bethesda, she writes about contentment, unanswered prayer, transformation through suffering and hoping in God. For $15 you can read what Joni shares of her own experiences along with profound biblical insights, and you will discover the deep inside healing God has for you. And now, you can journal your thoughts and prayers along with your daily reading! The Hope Overflowing Journal is…
Coping with Grief and Loss
Whether it’s the result of an unexpected diagnosis, a life-changing disability, the end of a marriage, or the loss of a loved one, grief can arrive suddenly… and it can take up residence without an invitation. Although we will all encounter loss and grief at some point, we aren’t meant to walk through it alone.…