Month: February 2012

An A+ Book Report!

February 27, 2012 | Comments Off on An A+ Book Report!
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Whenever Joni travels, she loves meeting kids! On a recent trip, a little girl named Grace (and her sister Charitee) proudly showed her the Joni book. Grace explained that she got an A+ on her book report. Joni was very happy to write “Congratulations, Grace” on the first page! Thinking of doing a book report…

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Family Retreat Fun!

February 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Family Retreat Fun!
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Watch this video to get a taste of the fun and encouragement you can experience at an upcoming Family Retreat.

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Meet Sherrie and Her Family

February 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Meet Sherrie and Her Family
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When I travel, I love connecting one-on-one with other disabled people and their families – and Ken and I had a chance to do just that while traveling in Tennessee; we met David, his wife Sherrie, and their daughter Rebekah. More than ten years ago Sherrie was diagnosed with a serious neuro-muscular disease, and now,…

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Kids Raise Support for Wheels!

February 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Kids Raise Support for Wheels!
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Recently students from Bethany Christian School near Los Angeles toured the Joni and Friends International Disability Center – they learned about disability awareness, our Family Retreats, and Wheels for the World. During their tour, they stopped by Joni’s office to present a check for $250. Said one student, “We raised this money by collecting recyclable…

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Jennifer Barrick: A Powerful Testimony

February 23, 2012 | Comments Off on Jennifer Barrick: A Powerful Testimony
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Jennifer Barrick is one remarkable young woman. In November 2006, her family van was struck by a drunk driver going eighty miles per hour – her mother, father and brother sustained significant injuries, but Jennifer’s was the worst: she suffered severe head trauma and fractures to her skull which put her in a five-week long…

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Joni Awarded NRB Hall of Fame

February 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Joni Awarded NRB Hall of Fame
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On the final evening of the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Joni was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame at the awards dinner. Joni is flanked at the presentation by Rich Bott, chairman, and Dr. Frank Wright, CEO. Amidst a standing ovation, Joni thanked her friends at Ambassador Agency, particularly Al Sanders and Jon Campbell,…

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Heading Home Today

February 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Heading Home Today
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It’s been a full and productive week here at the National Religious Broadcasters convention — and if you’ll take a look at the Joni and Friends blog, you’ll see a couple of fun photos of last night’s awards banquet! Also during yesterday, I met up with Nancy Leigh DeMoss — our interview on her Revive…

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A Joni and Friends Hymn Sing at NRB

February 21, 2012 | Comments Off on A Joni and Friends Hymn Sing at NRB
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Joni’s presence at the NRB convention is all about thanking the hundreds of station managers who carry the “Joni and Friends” radio program — and one of the best ways we can show our gratitude is to invite them to our annual Hymn Sing. We just find an open lobby, gather a few chairs, and…

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Sharing Jesus Wherever We Go

February 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Sharing Jesus Wherever We Go
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We’re almost finished with our responibilities at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, and in-between appointments, no matter where we are, my husband Ken makes certain to share our story. Actually, it’s a little Gospel tract called “Joni’s Story” that highlights my testimony, the Good News of Jesus, and a chance for people to open their…

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At the Microphone Today in Nashville!

February 17, 2012 | Comments Off on At the Microphone Today in Nashville!
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Ken and I, along with Rainey are in Nashville today (and all the way through next Wednesday when NRB concludes), and we took an afternoon to record “Joni and Friends” radio programs — bless his heart, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice offered us his recording studios right here in Nashville.…

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