Month: May 2016

Where Are You Reading the #JoniBook?

May 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Where Are You Reading the #JoniBook?
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since Joni: An Unforgettable Story was first published. But four decades later, Joni’s story of triumphant faith in the face of incredible loss is still inspiring millions. Have you been encouraged by Joni’s autobiography? Join us in celebrating this special book anniversary by sharing where you…

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Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Memorial Day
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Today is Memorial Day, a day when we remember the grownups who have sacrificed to help protect our country (and people in other countries, too). One really good way to remember these men and women is to write to them. There are always people who need to hear a cheerful word or know that you…

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Memorial Day – Honoring Those Who Served

May 30, 2016 | Comments Off on Memorial Day – Honoring Those Who Served
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Every time I wheel into the office of Doug Mazza, our president, I pass by this beautifully framed print of a World War II B-26 Bomber. Doug hangs it proudly on his wall because this is the plane his father, Dominick Mazza, flew in WWII. Since today is Memorial Day, I asked Doug to tell…

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It’s Global Outreach Day!

May 28, 2016 | Comments Off on It’s Global Outreach Day!
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Today, we’re joining millions of brothers and sisters in Christ by celebrating Global Outreach Day! The mission of Global Outreach Day is to build up a network of Christians worldwide, equipping and mobilizing them to share the gospel to the nations. With a Wheels for the World team serving right now in Ghana and an…

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A Secret Code

May 27, 2016 | Comments Off on A Secret Code
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People have used secret codes for thousands of years. When they want to send a message so that not everyone can understand, they use a code. Secret codes are used in games like baseball to tell the players what to do without letting the other team know. Secret codes are also used to make sure…

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Gone Fishing

May 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Gone Fishing
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This weekend, Ken heads to the Bahamas with several friends to go flyfishing for bonefish – my husband tells me they are unsuitable for eating, but they are great sport-fish (they can swim up to 40 mph, and are very hard to catch). Rather than me tell you, watch this little video from Ken…

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Do Something Amazing This Summer!

May 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Do Something Amazing This Summer!
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Ken and I are making plans to take part in two Family Retreats this summer, and I want you to get in on the fun. Our Murrieta Family Retreat (July 11 through July 16) is in need of Short Term Missionaries (STMs). Don’t worry about having to be “qualified”; we will provide all the necessary training.…

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ABC Verses

May 25, 2016 | Comments Off on ABC Verses
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How old were you when you learned the ABCs? You probably learned to sing the alphabet song even before you knew what you were singing about! There are lots of fun ways to remember all of the letters of the alphabet, “A is for apple, B is for banana…” But have you ever learned a…

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Gabe’s Baptism

May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Gabe’s Baptism
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My friend Darlene serves at a thriving disability ministry at Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, TN. Over the past 13 years, Darlene has seen so many people with disabilities come to a thriving relationship with Christ — people like Gabe Hubbard. Gabe has cerebral palsy and faces other challenges as well. For six months, Gabe…

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FedEx Freight Supports in Transporting Wheelchairs

May 23, 2016 | Comments Off on FedEx Freight Supports in Transporting Wheelchairs
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FedEx Freight is working with Joni and Friends International Disability Center to transport used wheelchairs from local collection sites to correctional facilities where they are restored. Since the beginning of the year, FedEx Freight has transported 1,734 wheelchairs to locations throughout the country for restoration. Joni and Friends then uses container ships to deliver newly…

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