Month: June 2017

Join Me on Facebook Live Again!

June 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Join Me on Facebook Live Again!
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I’m excited to join you again on Facebook Live on July 13 at 11:00 AM PST! This time, I’ll be answering your questions about filming and telling some of my favorite fun and embarrassing behind-the-scenes stories of filming the Joni movie! In fact, if you have a question about filming the Joni movie you’d like…

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Preventing Further Injury when Using a Wheelchair

June 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Preventing Further Injury when Using a Wheelchair

If you have a disability, you may carry a higher risk of sustaining an injury than the rest of the population. And did you know that the devices that help you, like wheelchairs, can sometimes lead to further injury? Even certain medications that help you manage your illness can increase your chance of injury. Below…

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Meet the Sanders

June 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Meet the Sanders
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Last month while recording “Joni and Friends” radio programs, we celebrated two big milestones: 35 Years of Radio and the 90th birthday of my good friend, Al Sanders. We went into the studio early to record a mix of programs, then enjoyed a celebration lunch (including a Baskin-Robbins chocolate chip ice cream cake—Al’s favorite), and…

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You Can Change a Life Forever… Become a Faithful Friend Today!

June 26, 2017 | Comments Off on You Can Change a Life Forever… Become a Faithful Friend Today!
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We are so thankful for the “Friends” of Joni and Friends who give faithfully to help us bring mobility and hope to those in need. It’s because of their generosity that we can continue equipping churches worldwide to support and disciple people affected by disability. The Faithful Friends monthly giving program is a safe, convenient,…

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Serve with us in North Carolina!

June 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Serve with us in North Carolina!
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Do you live near the Smoky Mountains and want to serve families affected by disability this summer? Come volunteer with us at Family Retreat! Set in the mountains of Flat Rock, North Carolina, the Bonclarken Family Retreat provides lots of fun outdoor activities, including their rock wall, archery, and horseback riding. As a Short Term…

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Gumji-Im Sisters

June 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Gumji-Im Sisters
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I first met Eunice Im and her sister, Keren, many years ago at a Joni and Friends Family Retreat. Keren had autism and, back then, Eunice really didn’t view her sister as a friend. Keren was just, well… a sister with a disability. But while serving as a volunteer at Retreat, Eunice fell in love…

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You’re Invited!

June 22, 2017 | Comments Off on You’re Invited!
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You’re invited! I am so excited for the re-release of the Joni movie, and I want you to be a part of the celebration! Join me at Calvary Community Church on Sunday, August 6th at 6:00 PM for the premiere showing. Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss it! Watch Joni and Doug…

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Summer Days

June 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Summer Days
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Today officially kicks off the summer season, and I just bet you’re recalling lazy family vacations at the beach with plenty of ice cream! I remember well this day at the shore in Ocean City, Maryland (that’s 12-year-old me in the middle with the towel-wrap, surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins). Earlier that day I…

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Thank You for Sending the Joy and Love of Jesus Christ!

June 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Thank You for Sending the Joy and Love of Jesus Christ!
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Your prayers and support are transforming the hearts of children and families worldwide affected by disability. Because of your faithfulness in the lives of children, like Veronica from Uganda, the message of salvation and the love of Jesus Christ is being shared! Overflowing with God’s love, Veronica and her mother, Doreen, were prayed for by…

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Follow Me as I Follow Christ

June 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Follow Me as I Follow Christ
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Father’s Day always makes me reflect on how grateful I am for my dad, especially for the way he handled pain. When I was growing up, I always knew my father suffered from very bad arthritis (he often injured his joints in his early wrestling days). Rarely would I see him grimace, but if he…

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