Month: August 2014

On the Road Again…

August 31, 2014 | Comments Off on On the Road Again…
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On Monday, September 1st, Ken and I fly to South Carolina for the Truth for a New Generation Conference being held at First Baptist Church Spartanburg (I’ll be joined by Dr. Ben Carson, Eric Metaxes, and Josh McDowell). We then travel to The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte on September 8th where I’ll be speaking…

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Josh…Master Chess Player

August 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Josh…Master Chess Player
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Meet Josh who attended our recent Family Retreat in Minnesota – he has cerebral palsy, uses a 3-wheeled scooter, and is pretty much limited in speech. All week long Josh kept sending signals to Ken that he wanted to play chess with him. Ken thought that was nice, until he saw him ‘working the board’…

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Wake Up!

August 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Wake Up!
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(Today we learn more about autism from Kids’ Corner guest blogger Samuel. Samuel is 17 years old and has autism. He recently learned to communicate through a letter board. Learn more about Samuel by reading his other posts.) Does your foot ever fall asleep? Getting it to wake up can be like tingly pricks that…

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Artwork Thursday

August 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Artwork Thursday
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Today is the last day of Artwork Thursdays. But don’t worry kids, we would love to see your art anytime! Thank you, Jodie, for sharing your lovely drawing with us. If you still have artwork you would like to share, send it to Kids’ Corner by email or mail. Our email address is kidscorner@joniandfriends.org and…

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A Wheelchair from You Leads to a Church Home

August 28, 2014 | Comments Off on A Wheelchair from You Leads to a Church Home
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Cecelia lives with her daughter, Jaymi, in a rustic village in El Salvador. Cecelia is a toughened woman with an even tougher job: How will she raise a disabled little girl in such a place, alone? Cecelia and Jaymi were provided much needed help at a Wheels for the World outreach. Little Jaymi was given…

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Join Me at the TNG Conference!

August 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Join Me at the TNG Conference!
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These days, one look at CNN or Fox News makes you think, Is the world splitting apart at the seams?! Agents of evil seem to be mounting a furious assault against God’s kingdom. If we are to push back secularism and radicalism to promote a biblical worldview in global politics, on college campuses, and in…

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Romania Photo Album

August 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Romania Photo Album
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Have you ever wondered what an International Family Retreat looks like? Then flip through our photo album from last year’s Family Retreat in Romania! But before you do, take a peek at the prayer requests for the Family Retreat going on right now. Thank you for praying!

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Trivia Tuesday

August 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Trivia Tuesday
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Our summer of Trivia Tuesday is coming to an end. The answer to last week’s question is the International Disability Center. Sometimes it is just called the IDC. There is one more question for today: Can you name five ministries of Joni and Friends? Quiz yourself and then click the button above titled “Our Ministries”…

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Family Retreats go International!

August 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Family Retreats go International!
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As you know, Joni and Friends hosts Family Retreats all throughout the United States… but we don’t stop there! With so many families affected by disabilities worldwide and with the added stigma disability carries in developing countries, we are reaching out to special needs families through our International Family Retreats. Some of these families have…

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6 Back to School Ideas

August 25, 2014 | Comments Off on 6 Back to School Ideas
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1. Ask God if there is someone new to your school who could use a friend like you.2. Watch the Friendship Adventure videos for ideas on how to be a better friend to kids at your school.3. Pray for your teacher and the other grownups at your school.4. Consider writing a book report or an…

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