Month: January 2017

Free eBook “Shout for Joy!” is Now Available!

January 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Free eBook “Shout for Joy!” is Now Available!
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The latest release in the Irresistible Church book series by Joni and Friends is “Shout for Joy!” This eBook gives practical solutions for how churches can modify their environment to make it more welcoming and inclusive for worshipers of all abilities. Similar to previous Irresistible Church resources, the book leads readers into understanding that we…

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Your Prayers Gave a Widow and Her Daughter the Greatest Gift of All

January 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Your Prayers Gave a Widow and Her Daughter the Greatest Gift of All
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The prayers of a righteous man or woman are truly powerful and effective! Just ask Rosa, a widow from El Salvador, and her five-year-old daughter, Ashley. Rosa’s little girl was born with cerebral palsy and hydrocephaly in a country where help is simply not available. Read Rosa’s story, and be inspired because it’s really your…

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Press Release – ‘Shout For Joy!,’ Latest Release In Joni And Friends’ Irresistible Church E-Book Series, Explores Worship

January 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Press Release – ‘Shout For Joy!,’ Latest Release In Joni And Friends’ Irresistible Church E-Book Series, Explores Worship
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Series Continues its Reign in Amazon’s Social Issues and Special Needs Categories  AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 – Book #6 in the Irresistible Church series by Joni and Friends, “Shout for Joy!,” is now available, and continues the trend of the previous five releases, already among the top ten books in both Social Issues and Special Needs categories on Amazon,…

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CREATIVE: That’s Family Retreats!

January 27, 2017 | Comments Off on CREATIVE: That’s Family Retreats!
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With 25 years of Family Retreats under our belt, some might think we’ve run out of creative ideas. Not so. Take the Lone Tree Ranch Family Retreat in New Mexico run Paul and Debbie Faculjak of Joni and Friends/Albuquerque. What might be a new, cool way to introduce the leadership team to all the special-needs…

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Brand-New Joni Devotional: A Spectacle of Glory

January 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Brand-New Joni Devotional: A Spectacle of Glory
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Do you ever wonder why God created you? The Bible spells it out plainly: God created you to showcase His glory—to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to those you encounter. After 50 years of living as a quadriplegic, and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, Joni has learned firsthand the importance of glorifying God through…

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Heart for the Disabled

January 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Heart for the Disabled
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Mid-winter can be awfully dreary when you have a disability – just getting out and about is a challenge. It’s why every year, Joni and Friends celebrates Valentine’s Day in a most unusual way. We call it Heart for the Disabled. During the month of January, we introduce five families to our radio listeners –…

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International Family Retreat Reflects God’s Grace

January 26, 2017 | Comments Off on International Family Retreat Reflects God’s Grace
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to serve at an International Family Retreat (IFR)? We asked volunteer, Nikki, to answer some questions about her recent experiences with IFR! Which country did you travel to on your IFR? I traveled to Brasov, Romania in 2016. What were your expectations about serving in another country? I…

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Best Christian Workplace 2017

January 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Best Christian Workplace 2017

Joni and Friends has been named a Certified Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) for the 12th year in a row! BCWI is an organization that “serve(s) faith-based organizations by creating processes of discovery, facilitating organizational effectiveness, and encouraging practices that build flourishing workplaces.” “Being called out as one of the…

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Our New Friend Winston

January 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Our New Friend Winston
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Whenever I travel, I ask my friends to pray for folks that we often meet along the way. In October, I took a trip to Tennessee for some speaking engagements.  Well, you can’t go to the south without eating at a Cracker Barrel, and while there, Winston an 87-year-old widower who survived the Korean War,…

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“My Prayer is that God Will Work in Your Lives the Same Way He Did in Mine…Thank You!”

January 20, 2017 | Comments Off on “My Prayer is that God Will Work in Your Lives the Same Way He Did in Mine…Thank You!”
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When you send a Bible and a wheelchair overseas to a child with a disability, the spiritual impact changes every member of the family! Recently in Guatemala, Susana brought her five-year-old son, Marvin, with multiple disabilities to receive a wheelchair at our Wheels for the World distribution. Feeling hopeless, exhausted, and out of options, Susana knew she could…

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