Month: March 2015

A Carwash like You’ve Never Seen!

March 30, 2015 | Comments Off on A Carwash like You’ve Never Seen!
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Most adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum possess a keen attention to detail, and a fascination with repetitious actions. Some might count these as ‘faults,’ but not at this carwash! Employees with autism are giving this place of business a real competitive edge. Just watch!

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God’s Gift to Anne

March 30, 2015 | Comments Off on God’s Gift to Anne
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Anne had every reason to feel sorry for herself. When she was a baby, her mom died. When she was a teenager, she fell from a horse and became disabled. That seems like enough hard things for any girl, but there was still more. The day of her wedding, the man she planned to marry…

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Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020!

March 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020!
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As you already know, we have a bold and exciting new initiative to send 100,000 wheelchairs by the year 2020! It’s a big dream…one that only God can accomplish, with your faithful prayers and gifts. And boy do I get excited when I see Area ministries like the one in Arizona holding a Wheelchair Drive…

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Sunday Reflections

March 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Sunday Reflections
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“The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn’t some broad, general outline—it’s a long walk with a real Person. Daily details count: checking in with God often, not hogging the spotlight, small sacrifices, frequent thoughts about Jesus, giving credit where it’s due, a few uplifting words, a kind deed while…

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Emily Colson: Her Reflections on GA 2015

March 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Emily Colson: Her Reflections on GA 2015
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Emily Colson, daughter of Christian statesman Chuck Colson, is not only the mother of a son with autism, she is a gifted and skilled communicator – we were honored to have Emily lead a packed workshop at the recent Global Access Conference. Recently she shared her reflections on her blog: “God Is Building You a…

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My Job Helps Others… Joni’s Office

March 27, 2015 | Comments Off on My Job Helps Others… Joni’s Office
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Today we are interviewing Miss Francie who has worked with Joni for 34 years! Be sure to read more interviews with people whose jobs help others. Miss Francie, when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I thought about becoming an airline stewardess… or a court reporter. I…

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Ken Tada Casting

March 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Ken Tada Casting
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Okay, call me a proud wife, but when I saw this little 10 second clip of my husband Ken practicing his flycast, well… Even an amateur like me could tell this was a thing of beauty. So I wanted to pass it on. He can cast his line out to 75 feet or more (Ken…

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Brand New: Joni and Friends Throw Blanket

March 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Brand New: Joni and Friends Throw Blanket
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Our cozy, new plush throw in “Joni blue” has a mink touch feel, trimmed with matching binding – the softest fleece ever! You’ll want to use it at sporting events, outdoor picnics, or simply to stay warm when it’s chilly outside. Tell your friends about the ministry of Joni and Friends – the embroidered logo…

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Thank you for having a Heart for the Disabled!

March 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Thank you for having a Heart for the Disabled!
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Every year, I ask radio listeners to join our “Heart for the Disabled” project by sending cards and gifts to five special needs families. Well, on February 14, each of these families was surprised with a big box at their front door full of your letters, drawings, poems, gift cards, stuffed animals—and encouragement! Kempton and…

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Can You Guess?

March 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Can You Guess?
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Here’s a riddle for you: What has 818 wheels, travels faster than a bicycle, but needs the hands and feet of lots of people to start moving? Have a guess? Just ask Alysha and the other volunteers in this picture. These kids, teens, and adults provided the hands and feet to get the 818 wheels…

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