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Month: October 2012

Abandoned Children Find their Heavenly Father through Your Love

October 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Abandoned Children Find their Heavenly Father through Your Love
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Thousands of disabled children and teens, like Feyrilla in Peru, are learning about the love of their Heavenly Father through the gifts of a wheelchair and a Bible sent by you. Abandoned at birth by her parents because of her cerebral palsy, Feyrilla has been raised by her grandmother who is poor and elderly. “I…

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Ebenezer

October 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Ebenezer
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Do you have a baby brother or sister? Have you ever been proud of them when they learn something new like how to stand up or how to hold a spoon? Ebenezer is two years old and lives in Ghana. He was born with a disability, but when he arrived at a Joni and Friends…

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JAF Board of Directors Meet Today

October 24, 2012 | Comments Off on JAF Board of Directors Meet Today
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Doug Mazza, president of Joni and Friends (JAF) and I are so grateful to God for the excellent group of men and women who serve on our international board of directors – these Christian leaders give generously of their time, wisdom, and resources to advance the cause of Christ through Joni and Friends (and virtually…

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10 Things You Can Say to a Friend With a New Disability

October 22, 2012 | Comments Off on 10 Things You Can Say to a Friend With a New Disability

When someone is hit with disability, it can be a scary time filled with questions and new challenges. But that’s the time when it’s most important to show your love and support! Have you ever wondered, what’s the right thing to say? Here are 10 things you can say to a friend with a new…

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Friends for Amber

October 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Friends for Amber
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Do you sometimes wish you had more friends? Or maybe you wish you had better friends? Amber felt that way, too. She had two things that made her feel like no one could be her friend. She couldn’t use one of her arms and her back had a great big curve in it. Not only…

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Encouragement for You Today!

October 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Encouragement for You Today!
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I love spreading the encouragement of Christ, so take a few minutes and listen to this interview between me and Nancy Leigh DeMoss during the recent True Woman 2012 Conference in Indianapolis. When I think of the many hurting people who are struggling and looking for encouragement, I think of these words from the Heidelberg…

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Jordan

October 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Jordan
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Do you have a friend named Jordan? Did you know that Jordan is also the name of a country? It is a pretty special country… it looks like a bunny! Of course, it is a special country for other reasons, too. You can download the information sheet to learn some of the reasons. You can…

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Scavenger Hunt!

October 17, 2012 | Comments Off on Scavenger Hunt!
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How many times have you walked in your neighborhood or gone to your church? Unless you just moved, you’ve probably done this more times than you can count, right? But how many times have you looked around your neighborhood, church, or school and been able to see what a person with a disability might see?…

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A Lifeline of Joy and Restoration

October 17, 2012 | Comments Off on A Lifeline of Joy and Restoration
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Richard and Simone Moore have three young children that keep them running—especially 6-year-old Ana, who has Down syndrome. “We are ‘on’ all the time,” says Simone. “We live exhausted all year.” Under that kind of pressure, the fabric of even the strongest marriage is worn thin. “We can be so stressed that we sometimes turn…

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A Special Birthday Present!

October 16, 2012 | Comments Off on A Special Birthday Present!
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Last Friday, Keith and Kristyn Getty stopped by the Joni and Friends International Disability Center – we shared a delightful lunch and then Keith had an idea. He ran to his car, grabbed his guitar, and he and Kristyn put on an impromptu concert for our staff – how good of God to bless us…

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