Month: March 2011

Get Ready for the National Day of Prayer!

March 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Get Ready for the National Day of Prayer!
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May 5th and the National Day of Prayer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get your church or community organization involved. Join the more than 2 million Americans across the nation who will be gathering that day to lift the needs of their local government and the nation before the Lord. “Our country is…

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Wed., March 30th Update from Joni

March 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Wed., March 30th Update from Joni
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I am amazed at how fast Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats are filling up – already there are waiting lists! (There’s still need for ‘volunteers,’ though, so pray about serving with us this summer :). It’s clear people with disabilities and their families are in huge need of soul-strengthening encouragement. And I’ll confess, I’m in need of…

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It’s been bustling around Joni and Friends lately…

March 25, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s been bustling around Joni and Friends lately…
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Hi, this is Joni and, yes, all the work is bearing much fruit for the Lord. For starters, our Wheels for the World team just returned from the Dominican Republic where we fit a record number of pediatric wheelchairs to disabled children (many from the local orphanage)… and 155 adults and children with disabilities opened…

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Spread the Word!

March 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Spread the Word!
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This week the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Christian Book Awards. Out of 226 entries of books and Bibles published in the past year, five finalists in six categories were chosen to represent Christian publishing’s finest books and Bibles for 2011. We were pleased to learn this morning that Joni’s…

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Joni and Friends Receives Rare Charity Navigator “4 Star” Rating

March 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Receives Rare Charity Navigator “4 Star” Rating
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  Joni and Friends International Disability Center Receives Rare Charity Navigator “4 Star” Rating for Second Straight YearLess than 20 percent of non-profits receive such recognition   Joni and Friends, whose vision is to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community, has received a “4 Star” designation from Charity Navigator in recognition of sound fiscal…

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Pray for Japan!

March 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Pray for Japan!

Earthquakes. A tsunami. Nuclear disaster. Not since WWII has Japan suffered such devastation. And although the Fukushima nuclear complex, with its six reactors, is closer to being under control, an enormous amount of rebuilding and healing still faces the Japanese people. The recent disasters, however, may well open up unprecedented opportunities for God’s people to…

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In Memory of Dr. Chuck Musfeldt…

March 15, 2011 | Comments Off on In Memory of Dr. Chuck Musfeldt…

Our close friend and long-time board member of Joni and Friends, Dr. Chuck Musfeldt, recently lost his life in a tragic automobile accident in San Antonio. Chuck was returning home from church after a deacon’s meeting when his car was struck by a city bus that failed to stop at a red light. Chuck and…

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Joni Shares an Important Update!

March 8, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni Shares an Important Update!
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Watch this video to hear Joni share an important update!

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Joni Reports on Her Latest Trip…

March 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni Reports on Her Latest Trip…
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We just returned home from an incredible trip that included the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville and Messiah College near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – it was my first opportunity to travel in nearly a year (having been grounded during my battle against cancer last summer). At Messiah College, we helped focus attention on the new…

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Joni says, “Spread the Word!”

March 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni says, “Spread the Word!”
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First, thanks so much for praying as I spoke this morning to more than 1,000 students at Messiah College, energizing them to share Christ’s gospel with people with disabilities worldwide — it was an AWESOME time and I really sensed your intercessions! Afterward, we met with our Joni and Friends Eastern Pennsylvania team and, yikes…

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