Month: June 2014

Be Part of a Wonderful Legacy!

June 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Be Part of a Wonderful Legacy!
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As you may have seen on our home page, Joni and Friends is setting an unprecedented goal to deliver 3500 pediatric wheelchairs to needy disabled children in one year! I am so excited about this campaign we are calling the Wheels for the World Legacy Gift – I have seen firsthand the overwhelming need in…

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Halfway Point

June 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Halfway Point
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To all of you reading the Bible with Joni this year: Congratulations! You are halfway through! Write to us at Kids’ Corner and tell us something you have been learning. If you haven’t been keeping up, summer is a great time to catch up. (Or you can even start right in the middle!) If you…

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Sunday Reflections

June 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Sunday Reflections
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My friend, Kenon Neal, is in a serious battle against cancer, yet she perseveres with a smile – and I love her for it. Sometime ago she gave me this little ‘birdcage’ necklace in appreciation for a poem she read in one of my books. The poem had first blessed me in the early years…

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A Rose is a Rose

June 27, 2014 | Comments Off on A Rose is a Rose

June is a great month for roses. Roses are even thought of as the flower of the month! Many people like roses best out of all other flowers. They like to look at them up close. Have you ever watched day after day as a rose opens from a closed bud to a great big…

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The Family Retreat “Bubble”

June 26, 2014 | Comments Off on The Family Retreat “Bubble”
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It is so heartening to see these bone-weary families break forth in joyful celebration here at Family Retreat! It is so awesome :-). And last night, after the disabled kids and their siblings finished, I actually was put inside a bubble :-). I couldn’t believe it myself – so you have to see it happen…

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Questions About Giving the Gospel to Disabled People

June 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Questions About Giving the Gospel to Disabled People
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When it comes to approaching a person with a disability with the Gospel, what are important points to remember? Should the salvation message be ‘modified’ in any way? What about covering a disabled person’s questions about God’s goodness and the problem of suffering? Recently Ray Comfort on The Comfort Zone interviewed me on these topics…

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Artwork Thursday

June 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Artwork Thursday

Can you believe it’s Artwork Thursday again? Cora sent us this colorful collage of Psalm 23. Thank you, Cora! Do you have artwork you would like to share? Send it to Kids’ Corner by email or mail. Our email address is kidscorner@joniandfriends.org and our mailing address is: Joni and Friends, PO Box 3333, Agoura Hills,…

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How Does the Gift of a Wheelchair Lead a Family to Christ?

June 25, 2014 | Comments Off on How Does the Gift of a Wheelchair Lead a Family to Christ?
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What happens when you send a wheelchair? It opens the door to education and empowerment – but in God’s hands, it becomes a vehicle to share the Gospel! To see how it happens, meet Paola and her mother in Peru… 1. Local Outreach Paola and her mother arrive at a Wheels for the World outreach…

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Showing Compassion

June 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Showing Compassion
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“Let’s play tag!” A boy in Joshua’s class called out to the other kids on the playground. Joshua frowned and looked down at the blacktop where he was standing. A game he couldn’t play. Again. He tried not to make a big deal of it, but he was still sad. “Hey, Joshua!” Joshua looked up…

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Wonderful News from Family Retreat…

June 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Wonderful News from Family Retreat…
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Ken Tada and I are having a blast here at Family Retreat in Pennsylvania – it’s a jam-packed camp with many extra families (all because the conference center, bless their hearts, added 12 new accessible rooms :-). There’s also a record number of short-term missionaries (STM’s) serving. Michael who has CP (pictured here) is one…

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