Month: June 2015

A Boost of Excitement and Encouragement

June 30, 2015 | Comments Off on A Boost of Excitement and Encouragement
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Twelve days into their internship and our Cause 4 Life East Coast team have made friendships that will last a lifetime. These girls have discovered that no matter where they go—at their internship, hotel, or on the DC metro—God has brought people across their paths to bring excitement and encouragement. In this short amount of…

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True Love for George

June 29, 2015 | Comments Off on True Love for George

George never could see as well as other kids. It was hard for him to do school work, but his sisters helped him as much as they could. As a teenager, George found out that he was going to lose his eyesight completely. He was going to be blind! This was hard, hard news. His…

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Fingerprints

June 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Fingerprints
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Recently, I signed (with my mouth) official documents at Joni and Friends that had to be notarized. It meant I had to be fingerprinted. However, the ink-print came out completely flat. Since I haven’t used my hands and fingers for over 47 years, I have virtually NO fingerprints; that is, no deep ridges like most…

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God’s Hedge

June 28, 2015 | Comments Off on God’s Hedge
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Whether in the hospital or home, the four walls of a sick room can be so confining. I know that firsthand – there’ve been times I’ve been bedridden for months. Now, one could be tempted to cry out with Jeremiah, “He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains,”…

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My Job Helps Others… Director of Television and Visual Media

June 26, 2015 | Comments Off on My Job Helps Others… Director of Television and Visual Media
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Today we are interviewing Mr. Yuen about how his job helps others. Be sure to read about other jobs in this series! Thank you for joining us, Mr. Yuen. Can you tell us what you do here at Joni and Friends? I lead our team that creates TV episodes and films, and I am a…

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Josh Witt, A Luke 14 Model

June 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Josh Witt, A Luke 14 Model
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A few months ago, I shared with you our Luke 14 Mural. It’s a painting by Hyatt Moore that portrays the Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke chapter 14, where Jesus says, “Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them [the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame] to come…

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First a Wheelchair from You… Now She’s Sharing the Gospel!

June 24, 2015 | Comments Off on First a Wheelchair from You… Now She’s Sharing the Gospel!
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Have you ever wondered, “How does a wheelchair really make a difference?” or “How can God use a wheelchair to advance His Kingdom?” Meet Ionila from Romania, and you’ll see how! 1. A Wheelchair, Provided by YouIonila lives in an orphanage in Romania. For this young girl, the future held little hope… until she was…

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Joni’s Braces

June 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Joni’s Braces
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Dear Kids’ Corner, I was wondering what’s the reason for the braces on Joni’s hands? —Melissa Dear Melissa, Thank you for writing to us with your question! Joni wears braces because her muscles can’t do their job. When we have healthy arms and hands, our muscles keep our bones in the right place. But sometimes…

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Encouraging Our Partners in Argentina

June 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Encouraging Our Partners in Argentina
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Whenever our Joni and Friends ministry teams travel, I am always excited to hear about the ways that God is working overseas. Just last month, staff members from our Christian Institute on Disability returned from Argentina, where they taught our Beyond Suffering course to students, missionaries and pastors. There, we also met Rosa — founder…

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Learning From the Horse

June 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Learning From the Horse
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Silvia, Anissa, and Holly each made a horse necklace after they heard Joni’s story because they found out how much Joni likes horses. Before her accident Joni loved to ride horses, now she just enjoys watching them. Did you know there are things you can learn from a horse? You might think it silly to…

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