Month: May 2011

Even Dogs Love to Serve!

May 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Even Dogs Love to Serve!
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Who doesn’t love a lick from a warm, cute dog?! Dogs are the best. Especially when they help kids with disabilities. In this photo, Amanda is showing her service dog named Hunt to Joni. A service dog helps a kid with a disability do all kinds of things, from opening doors to picking up stuff…

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Our Kids’ Corner Launches This Week!

May 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Our Kids’ Corner Launches This Week!
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Joel 1:4 says, “Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.” No doubt about it, the Bible insists we tell the Good News of Jesus to the children in our lives. It’s why I asked the team at Joni and Friends to…

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Success in China!

May 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Success in China!
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Right now, our Wheels for the World teams are heading home from China, with hearts brimming over with joy, thanksgiving, and praise to God. We held one distribution in the industrial city of Anshan in northern China; we worked there with Zhang Xu, an orthopedic surgeon who came to Christ after he read the Joni…

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Memorial Day is Very Precious to Us…

May 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Memorial Day is Very Precious to Us…
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That’s because we serve so many military families who have either lost loved ones in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, or have had a family member return from tour of duty bearing significant wounds of conflict. Joni and Friends’ Wounded Warrior Getaways have been acclaimed by top chaplain offices in the Armed Forces, and the…

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Our Prayers are with the People of Joplin…

May 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Our Prayers are with the People of Joplin…
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All of us at Joni and Friends join millions across the country in praying for the people of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas who have lost their businesses, homes and loved ones in the devastating tornadoes. One of our JAF board members lives in Joplin, and our Christian Institute on Disability has a partnership with Ozark Christian…

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Meet My Friend Jean…

May 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Meet My Friend Jean…
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Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” And that’s what Jean Kingery offers every day (pictured here helping me scarf down cake during this month’s staff birthday celebration). Jean serves as our Director of Correspondence (before coming to Joni and Friends, Jean and her family were missionaries…

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You Can Make a Difference!

May 23, 2011 | Comments Off on You Can Make a Difference!
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Frederick Buechner wrote, “The place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” We couldn’t agree more – that’s why we invite you to sign up for our summer certificate course, “Beyond Suffering: Christian Perspectives on Disability Ministry.” Scheduled July 12-16 at the International Disability Center,…

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It’s All Happening Right Now in China…

May 16, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s All Happening Right Now in China…
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Meet one of our Joni and Friends’ staff leaders, Yaling Wang, who serves as project coordinator for our international outreach. Several years ago, after she embraced Christ as Lord and Savior, Yaling came to us as an intern from the People’s Republic of China. When God began opening doors for Joni and Friends to minister to special…

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Meet Our President…

May 16, 2011 | Comments Off on Meet Our President…
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Many people ask me, “Joni, how can you do all that you do, plus run the ministry?” Well, this CEO has a secret – Doug Mazza, our President and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends, is the one who oversees the day-to-day business of operating this ministry. Doug came to us out of the…

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The Latest Fish News…

May 12, 2011 | Comments Off on The Latest Fish News…
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I may be home resting up from our busy, wonderful trip to Washington DC for the National Day of Prayer, but my husband Ken is still on the road – or, I should say, roaming the Bahamian flats in his waders fly-casting for one of the most skittish sport fish around: bonefish. He and his…

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