Month: February 2013

Sending “We Care” Packages

February 28, 2013 | Comments Off on Sending “We Care” Packages
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The other morning as I was getting out of the elevator to head to my office, I found our library filled with volunteers. “What’s up?” I asked. They told me, “We’re putting together ‘We Care’ packages!” I was so proud to observe their work! You see, February can be a difficult time for special-needs families…

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Sharing Your Faith

February 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Sharing Your Faith
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Have you ever wanted to tell someone about Jesus, but didn’t because it was too hard or you were afraid? That’s why we want to tell you about Song. Song was born with multiple disabilities which made it very hard for him to go anywhere and share his faith with others. But he knew how…

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Bekah’s Story

February 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Bekah’s Story
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When a young mother learns that the child she is carrying may well be born with disabilities, there is shock and dismay. But when I read Bekah’s response on her blog (after she saw the ominous sonogram of her unborn little boy), I was so encouraged, I had to pass it on (Bekah is the…

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CBN News Features Cause 4 Life

February 27, 2013 | Comments Off on CBN News Features Cause 4 Life
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Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life Internships prepare the next generation of Christian leaders for ministry, missions, advocacy, and justice for people affected by disability around the world. Recently, CBN News featured our Cause 4 Life team as they flew to Uganda to advocate for people with disability and share the hope of Christ. Watch…

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Families are Strengthened in Christ

February 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Families are Strengthened in Christ
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The Boehm family stands out in a crowd. With four children under seven years old, they’ve got their hands full! The two oldest are twins, Seth and Marly. Seth has Down syndrome. Next come two more energetic little boys. At Family Retreat, your prayer is bringing healing and strength to all six hearts. “In the…

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I’m Recording Today…

February 25, 2013 | Comments Off on I’m Recording Today…
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And, as always, I’ll be relying on your prayers. Honestly, sometimes when I pull up to the microphone, I wonder where I’m going to find the breath (my quadriplegic lungs aren’t the best). But we always pray earnestly before things get started; then, invariably, God shows up! It’ll be a nonstop, busy day with one…

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From the Radio Studio…

February 25, 2013 | Comments Off on From the Radio Studio…
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Oh, how amazed I am at the way God uses your prayers. Like early this morning when I entered the recording studio – I wondered where I’d find the energy for the day, but the Spirit of Jesus gave grace-after-grace as each hour went by (it’s now 4:00 pm and we just finished). What a…

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With God, All Things Are Possible

February 25, 2013 | Comments Off on With God, All Things Are Possible
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Cusmaylin is four years old and she has been blind and unable to walk since she was born. Her family is very poor and can’t afford to buy her a wheelchair so Cusmaylin stays home all day. Her mom started to worry she would never be able to go to school. But with God, all…

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Oh Say, Can You See? Part 2

February 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Oh Say, Can You See? Part 2
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On Wednesday we talked about when eyes don’t work well. We hope you tried the activity to help you learn about two types of visual impairments! Today we have an activity to help you think about another disability that happens when eyes don’t work right. This visual impairment is called blindness. A lot of people…

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Sungchil Park… An Update

February 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Sungchil Park… An Update
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Many of you will recall the story I posted about my quadriplegic friend, Sungchil Park – although she often has to stay in bed healing pressure sores, Sungchil wisely uses her time to memorize Scripture. To date, she has memorized 4000 verses from the Word of God, most of them from the Book of Psalms!…

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