Month: November 2011

Our Last Trip of the Year!

November 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Our Last Trip of the Year!
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On Monday, November 28, Ken and I will be heading to Texas on behalf of our Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability (CID). I’ll be speaking at Dallas Theological Seminary as part of the class “A Biblical Theology of Suffering, Disability, and the Church” (which our CID helped design). Then, I’ll be speaking at…

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A New Bible Study: Beyond Suffering!

November 28, 2011 | Comments Off on A New Bible Study: Beyond Suffering!
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Have you ever suffered physically, emotionally or spiritually and wondered why? Do you have family members or friends with disabilities and struggle to know what to say or how to act around them? Our Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability (CID) has created a powerful course of study focusing on the theology of suffering, as…

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After Thanksgiving Thoughts

November 25, 2011 | Comments Off on After Thanksgiving Thoughts
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First, I want you to know you really made my Thanksgiving evening – I so ENJOYED reading all your wonderful comments, memories, things you are thankful to God for, Bible verses, and more (from new friends and old). Just sitting there reading, I felt as though I were in a ‘unseen’ circle of fellowship with…

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From Our President, Doug Mazza…

November 23, 2011 | Comments Off on From Our President, Doug Mazza…

All of us at Joni and Friends want to thank you for your partnership this year in helping us reach special-needs families around the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Without your prayers and support, we simply wouldn’t be able to carry out our mission. We especially thank God for you, and I…

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What Are You Thankful For?

November 22, 2011 | Comments Off on What Are You Thankful For?
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One of my favorite things to do on Thanksgiving week is to recount to Ken all the things for which I am so thankful to God: the glorious gift of Jesus… His Gospel always rescuing us from darkness… His grace that sustains us daily… A mission to accomplish, friends to be encouraged, and a family…

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Meet Two Very Cool Kids!

November 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Meet Two Very Cool Kids!
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Last week Ariel and Jessica from Hillcrest Christian School delivered 500 Gospel bracelets to Wheels for the World department. These two got the idea after someone from Joni and Friends spoke at their school chapel. The girls organized a ‘Gospel bracelet project’ for the 4-6th grade classes – they wanted to get LOTS of their friends in on…

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Please Be Praying Today…

November 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Please Be Praying Today…
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It’s Monday, November 21, and Ken and I are heading down the freeway for Biola University – we will be speaking at the “Theology of Suffering and Disability Ministry” course of study which our Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability helped design. This is our chance to strike a spark in the hearts of…

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Meet Two Inspiring Young Students!

November 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Meet Two Inspiring Young Students!
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Last week two 5th grade girls, Ariel and Jessica, from Hillcrest Christian School delivered 500 Gospel bracelets to our Wheels for the World department. Stephen Crooks, director of Wheels for the World, congratulated the students as Steve Bundy, vice president of Joni and Friends, looked on. Ariel and Jessica were inspired to help after Steve spoke at…

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APU comes to Joni and Friends

November 18, 2011 | Comments Off on APU comes to Joni and Friends
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On Friday, November 18, students from Azusa Pacific University traveled to the JAF International Disability Center to learn about our Gospel outreach to special-needs families around the world. These exceptional students are taking APU’s class “Suffering: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Disabilities” which our team at the Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability (CID)…

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El Salvador Family Retreat

November 17, 2011 | Comments Off on El Salvador Family Retreat
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Rejoice with us! We just finished our third Family Retreat in El Salvador at a little resort in Costa del Sol – most of these families have never experienced a real resort, even if it is a small, humble one. They enjoyed a barbecue, carnival, swimming, crafts, and even a spa day for the mothers (unheard…

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