Month: October 2016

Bethany Kids

October 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Bethany Kids
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I love whenever I hear there’s a tour of students from a Christian school visiting the IDC – many of these students pray for our outreach at Joni and Friends, and as they’ve grown older, some have even volunteered at a few Family Retreats! Recently, young people from Bethany Christian School came for a return…

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Bible Dress Up

October 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Bible Dress Up

Did you know the Bible talks about dressing up? Ephesians 6:11-18 tells us to “put on the full armor of God.” First you have the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, and the belt of truth. Our shoes are the readiness to take the gospel of peace. And then there is the shield of…

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Spreading the Word and Wheelchairs in Uganda

October 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Spreading the Word and Wheelchairs in Uganda
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My friends, Adrienne and Francis Mugwanya, often help us when either Wheels for the World or our Cause 4 Life interns travel to Uganda. They have an outreach in Uganda called The Father’s Heart Mobility Ministry, and they love helping us distribute wheelchairs, Bibles, and Joni books to Ugandans with disabilities. When Adrienne sent me…

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Seeing the Whole Picture

October 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Seeing the Whole Picture
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This painting hangs in my bedroom and whenever I lie down at night, I so enjoy gazing on it from my bed.  The big, powerfully fierce Angel, is waiting and ready to ward off any dark spirit that dare encroach on that child.  It reminds me that there are, indeed, ministering spirits that have been…

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Luke 14 Mandate

October 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Luke 14 Mandate
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Today is a great day to start reading the Bible chronologically with Joni and Ken. It may seem a little silly to start in October when Joni and Ken started way back in January, but don’t be discouraged! Whether you tried to keep up and couldn’t or didn’t even know Joni and Ken read the…

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Cause 4 Life Applications are Open!

October 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Cause 4 Life Applications are Open!
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Are you interested in learning how to better serve and minister to those affected by disability? Today, Cause 4 Life internship applications are live on our website! Cause 4 Life internships range from Ministry and Missions Academies in California, Arizona, Virginia, and Texas to Global Short-term Missions serving people affected by disability in China and…

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Come and Serve As a Cause 4 Life Intern!

October 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Come and Serve As a Cause 4 Life Intern!
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Today we just posted the new schedule for 2017 Cause 4 Life internships – vocational and global internships where you can either serve here at the International Disability Center or travel with us overseas to minister among people with disabilities. Caleb Cameron served as one of our 2016 interns, and we absolutely loved the contributions…

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Walking in the Dark

October 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Walking in the Dark
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A lot of people get a little scared in the dark. Are you ever afraid of the dark? If you have a flashlight or the moon is shining brightly, then it can be fun to take a walk in the dark or sit around a campfire. But if you really can’t see, uh oh! Even…

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Translators

October 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Translators
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Do you know a language other than English? Can you count to five in Spanish or Latin or Chinese? Learning another language can be fun and hard. All at the same time! But Joni and Friends teams are always so grateful for people who can speak English and the language of the people we go…

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Walk with Me Through A Spectacle of Glory

October 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Walk with Me Through A Spectacle of Glory
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God created you and me for one purpose: to showcase His glory — to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to everyone we encounter. What does it mean to put His glory on display? It means making hard choices to do the right thing. Keeping your tongue from gossiping, going out of…

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