Month: July 2016

Summer Interns

July 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Summer Interns
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Meet the most exceptional group of Cause 4 Life interns ever – these young students have boundless energy, a passion for Jesus, and hearts that love to sing. They just returned from serving as STMs at our Murrieta Hot Springs Family Retreat and loved every minute of it. Right now, they are in Haiti at an…

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49 Years of Quadriplegia

July 29, 2016 | Comments Off on 49 Years of Quadriplegia
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This Saturday, July 30, marks 49 years since Joni’s diving accident. Joni’s life was changed forever. But through all of the challenges, God has worked through Joni’s disability to reveal His sovereignty. 49 years ago, I took a reckless dive into shallow water – it was a fateful dive which completely altered my life. At…

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David Sawayfa

July 28, 2016 | Comments Off on David Sawayfa
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Last month my friend, David Sawayfa, came to the International Disability Center for a visit. David’s story is nothing short of inspiring. He was born into a Muslim family in Palestinian territory in 1988. David was born with a rare condition in which his core abdominal organs were exposed. Worried that he would not live,…

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Thank You For Joining Joni’s Live Q&A Session!

July 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Thank You For Joining Joni’s Live Q&A Session!
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Thank you for joining Bible Gateway’s Facebook Live interview with Joni! What a joy it was for Joni to answer your questions about suffering and hope. If you missed the live event, you can still watch it below!   If you have additional questions for Joni or a prayer request you’d like to share, you…

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Art Prints

July 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Art Prints
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These beautiful art prints feature two of Joni’s most popular artworks. The Leaves print is from an oil rendering of delicate leaves and features vibrant yellow, orange and burgundy colors. The Everglades print is from a watercolor painted with beautiful hues of blue and green. A lovely addition to your home or office, and they…

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Face of Anguish

July 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Face of Anguish
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I was recently going through my art files and came across this portrait from years ago (the original I drew was destroyed, but it was re-created for the movie Joni). It conveys all the terror of “Oh, God, is THIS now my life?!” Maybe you have been there; experienced that, grieved over it, and found…

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Cry Out 2016

July 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Cry Out 2016
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Would you please join me in crying out to God as we pray over the condition of our nation and the world? You, me and thousands of other women will be praying together at the Cry Out 2016 simulcast event hosted by the True Woman National Women’s Conference on September 23. Learn more at the…

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A Verse for a Busy Summer

July 22, 2016 | Comments Off on A Verse for a Busy Summer

Did you know that Joni has a favorite verse for when her summers are busy? It is Colossians 1:28-29, “Christ is the one we preach about. With all the wisdom we have, we warn and teach everyone. When we bring them to God, we want them to be like Christ. We want them to be…

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Let’s Congratulate Our Volunteers!

July 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Let’s Congratulate Our Volunteers!
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Don’t you love Christians who “never tire of doing what’s good,” like it says in 2 Thessalonians 3:13? Well, Joni and Friends simply couldn’t accomplish the Luke chapter 14 mandate without the support of our amazing volunteers. Truly, the bulk of the work and the backbone of this ministry rests on the precious labors of…

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Thank You, Donors!

July 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Thank You, Donors!
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Thank you for sending the Good News of the Gospel to people affected by disability! Here at home and across the globe, your faithful prayers and continuing support are sending hope and practical help through Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, and every ministry program at Joni and Friends. For God is not unjust. He will…

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