Month: October 2011

Meet our ‘Joni’ Scholarship Recipient

October 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Meet our ‘Joni’ Scholarship Recipient
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I’m deeply honored that Azusa Pacific University has established the Joni Eareckson Tada Scholarship Award (with the help of our friends at Ambassador Agency led by Peg Campbell on the right). And the happy young woman in the middle? She’s Angelica, the very first recipient of the scholarship award! Angelica is a senior at APU…

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Wheels for the World in Haiti

October 31, 2011 | Comments Off on Wheels for the World in Haiti
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Get a glimpse of our Wheels for the World outreach at a recent wheelchair distribution in Haiti.

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The Wonder of JAF’s Wounded Warrior Getaways

October 31, 2011 | Comments Off on The Wonder of JAF’s Wounded Warrior Getaways
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We just completed this year’s Getaway for Marines at Murrieta Hot Springs, CA. The first day? Imagine hard-as-steel Marines and their families from Camp Pendleton arriving, reserved, a little stiff, and wondering, What have we gotten ourselves into?! Next, picture them being flooded with four days of slam-dunk fun and feasting, hot-air ballooning, rock wall…

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Wounded Warriors: Prayer Needed!

October 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Wounded Warriors: Prayer Needed!
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Over the next several days, Joni and Ken, along with JAF president, Doug Mazza, will be ministering to American Marines wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan at our southern California Wounded Warrior Getaway. The best part? These disabled Marines will be joined by their families, making it an extraordinary opportunity to give the healing love of…

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Seeing Things Right!

October 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Seeing Things Right!
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Do you know anyone who is blind? If not, get ready to meet that person today! Her name is Wendy and she’s featured on our new Friendship Adventure video – you’re going to love learning how to ‘connect’ with people like Wendy who are unable to see. If you know someone who is blind, tell…

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Kim’s Journey to Jordan…

October 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Kim’s Journey to Jordan…
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Meet my friend Kim, from Tulsa Oklahoma – when she heard about Wheels for the World and our upcoming outreach to Jordan in the Middle East, God’s Spirit began moving in her heart. Especially when she learned that we love having people with disabilities serve on Wheels teams (what a great witness to see disabled…

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Joni and Ken: A Love Story

October 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni and Ken: A Love Story
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Yep, you heard it here first. The folks at Zondervan Publishing really, really want Ken and me to write a book together and to call it Joni and Ken: A Love Story. It’ll be the first time Ken and I have ever written anything together; we would share how God used my struggle against breast cancer to deepen…

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“How Marvelous… How Wonderful… is My Savior’s Love for Me!”

October 24, 2011 | Comments Off on “How Marvelous… How Wonderful… is My Savior’s Love for Me!”
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Getting together with Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth always makes for beautiful harmony — for us, it’s just natural to break into a couple of hymns inside a hotel lobby or standing outside an Outback Steak House! And with our friends Bruce and Sue Osterink (far left), we had a virtual choir. Don’t you love it when the…

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The Great American Cracker Barrel Tour

October 22, 2011 | Comments Off on The Great American Cracker Barrel Tour
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So why would we choose to drive to Grand Rapids rather than fly? Getting me on and off a puddle-jumper plane is not a pretty sight, plus, it’s a bit risky for my power wheelchair. So we opted to drive north through some of the most beautiful Fall color — the leaves were just at…

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Family Retreat: Chinese Style

October 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Family Retreat: Chinese Style
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The highlight of every Family Retreat is usually Talent Night where kids with disabilities have a chance to shine – and our recent International Family Retreat in China was no exception. There were plenty of tears in the audience as parents were overwhelmed watching their special-needs children perform for the first time (with several children…

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