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Month: May 2011

Let’s Expand Christ’s Kingdom Together…

May 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Let’s Expand Christ’s Kingdom Together…

Hi, this is Joni and just recently some very dear friends (who are passionate about this ministry) offered an incredible challenge – because they want to see the influence of Christ grow among people with disabilities around the world, they have offered to match every gift given to Joni and Friends until July 15th, all…

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Home is where the heart is!

May 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Home is where the heart is!
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Yes, we’re back in LA, but when you love the Lord Jesus, home can be almost anywhere. Our recent trip to Washington, DC and Knoxville, TN was a little slice of heaven — meeting so many new friends (like Christi in this fun photo), digging deep into the work of the kingdom, and sensing the…

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Disability Ministry Summit

May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Disability Ministry Summit

Our Through the Roof Disability Ministry Summit is scheduled for May 13–14 and you are invited to come. What can a church do to help people with chronic illness… or children with autism… or adults with Alzheimer’s? How can you keep the passion ablaze in your volunteers? Whether your church is just starting out, or has a growing…

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We’re leaving on a jet plane…

May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on We’re leaving on a jet plane…
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It’s early morning and we’re heading home! God has been so gracious throughout this entire trip. During every leg, we felt His presence and experienced His joy as we sang and interceded from LA to DC to Knoxville and back. I am so grateful for your prayers — and attached is a fun photo of…

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The Story of Didina

May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on The Story of Didina
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Didina, a Romanian gypsy who was disabled after a high fever, spent 3 long decades in bed. No one had seen her for years. Watch as our Wheels for the World team provides Didina with the gift of a wheelchair and she is able to leave her bedroom for the first time in 30 years.

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We’re in Knoxville!

May 7, 2011 | Comments Off on We’re in Knoxville!
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Today we’ll be having lunch at the Patricial Neal Rehab Center and then preparing for the “Share the Hope” anniversary banquet at the Knoxville Convention Center. It’s all part fo the celebration for a wonderful decade of Christ-centered outreach to families affected by disability in East Tennessee. Tomorrow, on Saturday, I’ll be speaking at our…

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On the Road Again!

May 6, 2011 | Comments Off on On the Road Again!
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Even though the National Day of Prayer is behind us, the praise and intercession is still resonating throughout our nation. And it’s in this joyful spirit of prayer that I leave today for Knoxville, Tennessee — we’re heading to east Tennessee to help our Joni and Friends team in Knoxville to celebrate 10 years of powerful…

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A Day of Prayer for America!

May 5, 2011 | Comments Off on A Day of Prayer for America!
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What a thrill it is this morning to wheel into the office of the U.S. Congress to lead our nation’s government representatives, military leaders, and hundreds of fellow-Christians in prayer! Oh, how I pray that God will pour out his mercy upon us and energize us in our praise, worship, and intercession! It all starts…

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Prayer Is Mounting…

May 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Prayer Is Mounting…
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At 9 AM this morning, I will be speaking to 80 prayer-warring women who have come to Washington DC to take part in tomorrow’s NDP Observance on Capitol Hill – I’ll be joined by Robin Hiser, my friend with Down syndrome; you can learn more about her from the TV episode we did on her…

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A Busy Tuesday…

May 3, 2011 | Comments Off on A Busy Tuesday…
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There’s nothing quite like spring in our nation’s capital! Thanks for praying us through our cross-country flight; today we embark on a busy and exciting day. First, is a ministry-lunch with a local couple who have a disability (wherever I go, I love connecting with wheelchair users and their spouses). Next, is a tour of…

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