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Month: February 2015

It’s a Travel Day

February 28, 2015 | Comments Off on It’s a Travel Day
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God was so gracious throughout this last week as we served Him at the National Religious Broadcasters’ convention, as well as among the inmates who restore our wheelchairs at the Metro Davidson County Correctional Facility outside of Nashville. As we prepare to fly home today, Ken and I want to thank our two traveling companions,…

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My Job Helps Others… Curriculum Developer

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off on My Job Helps Others… Curriculum Developer
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It is time for another interview! (You can read more here.) Today we hear from Mr. Chris. Mr. Chris, what did you want to be when you grew up? For a while I wanted to be a truck driver… then a fireman. Then I wanted to be a professional football player… and then I wanted…

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We Are in Prison Today!

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off on We Are in Prison Today!
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With the NRB convention behind us, I’m visiting today our Wheels for the World restoration shop in the Metro Davidson County Correctional Facility just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Besides inspecting the wheelchairs that the inmates are working on, I’ll have a chance to share my testimony to the prison staff and inmates. Please ask God…

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NRB: Warehousing the Elderly

February 26, 2015 | Comments Off on NRB: Warehousing the Elderly
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Besides thanking radio station managers here at NRB, I’m doing lots of interviews – mainly on the assisted suicide bills which have been introduced into various state assemblies across the US. But here’s another story I’m talking about. In the UK, the elderly and disabled are being ‘put up for auction’ by local councils on…

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My Boast is in the Lord!

February 25, 2015 | Comments Off on My Boast is in the Lord!
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(Today’s post is written by Kids’ Corner guest blogger Samuel. Samuel is 18 years old and has autism. Learn more about Samuel by reading his other posts.) When you do well on a test or win a contest do you boast? Boasting means to show-off or make sure everyone knows about the special thing you…

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Drop Box

February 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Drop Box
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Ken and I are hearing a lot of ‘chatter’ at NRB about the new film Drop Box – it is an extraordinary documentary filmed by Brian Ivie that depicts the ministry of Pastor Lee in South Korea. Pastor Lee rescues abandoned infants, and many of them have disabilities. His is an amazing work which has…

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How May We Pray for You?

February 24, 2015 | Comments Off on How May We Pray for You?

At Joni and Friends, we’re passionate about prayer. If you have any prayer requests, let us know…we’d love to pray for you! Every morning at Joni and Friends, our staff gathers at 8 a.m to pray. During that time, we thank God for you each day because of your faithful partnership in this ministry. We…

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National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention

February 23, 2015 | Comments Off on National Religious Broadcasters’ Convention
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All this week Ken and I are at the NRB Convention in Nashville, TN – it is our one chance to meet personally with the many managers of Christian radio stations who air “Joni and Friends.” There are a lot of Christian programmers who are competing for air time on radio stations, so we are…

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February Star Kid: Abigail

February 23, 2015 | Comments Off on February Star Kid: Abigail
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It’s time to introduce our February Star Kid! Her name is Abigail and she just turned 10 years old. Here is a picture she drew of herself riding a horse at Family Retreat. Even though she’s just a kid, she has lots in common with Joni. She loves horses, she uses a wheelchair, and she…

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The Future of Global Access

February 22, 2015 | Comments Off on The Future of Global Access
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The Global Access Conference is now behind us – 750 disability ministry leaders have returned home to their states and countries, carrying the banner of Jesus Christ deep into the disability community. Pray for the success of the Gospel as they return to their nations to declare and demonstrate Christ’s love where there is so…

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