Month: April 2018

Meet My Friend Hope!

April 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Meet My Friend Hope!
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Salvation in Jesus and a Baptism at Family Retreat!

April 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Salvation in Jesus and a Baptism at Family Retreat!
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“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” -Galatians 6:10 Thank you for allowing God to use you to pour out His love to families affected by disability. One such family is the Wallrauchs. Todd and Krysta came with their daughter, Elizabeth, and son, Matthew,…

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God’s Intentions

April 27, 2018 | Comments Off on God’s Intentions
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When you read the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50, you discover a lot of awful things happened to him: jealousy from his brothers led to his kidnapping and being sold as a slave. Even when it finally looked like Joseph’s life had ‘turned the page’ with his promotion to supervisor of Potiphar’s household, his…

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Go Make Disciples

April 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Go Make Disciples

“Healthy leadership does not happen to people affected by disability, nor does it only happen for them. It should happen with them.” – Go Make Disciples The newest book in our Irresistible Church series, “Go Make Disciples,” walks the reader through the steps to a healthy mentoring relationship with those affected by disability. Irresistible leadership…

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

April 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
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Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I am so thankful for Lisa Miehl, my executive assistant, and Christie Willis, my secretary. These two ladies keep me on track — Lisa, overseeing all of my speaking engagements and appointments, and Christie serving as my ‘hands’ at the keyboard. All so that more families affected by disability will be…

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Young Life Capernaum

April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Young Life Capernaum
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Ken and I love cheering on any and every effort to reach young people with disabilities for Christ. We do that through Joni and Friends, but we also serve on the advisory board of Young Life Capernaum. It’s all about holding Young Life Club by pairing typical high school kids as “buddies” with kids with disabilities. Recently, Young…

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A Brand-New Resource for You…

April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on A Brand-New Resource for You…

When a family is affected by disability, everyone’s life changes. Whether you’re a father, mother, sibling, grandparent, or another relative, you have specific questions based on your role in the family, as well as unique needs for support. Real Families, Real Needs not only answers those questions, but also provides godly advice and spiritual hope…

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National Volunteer Week – Eileen

April 21, 2018 | Comments Off on National Volunteer Week – Eileen

Since 2012, Eileen Nyholm has served on multiple Wheels for the World (WFTW) outreaches each year. The vision of Joni and Friends was shared with her when she was recruited on an outreach to Ukraine in 2011. Motivated and inspired by this outreach, Eileen quickly signed up for her second WFTW outreach to the Dominican…

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Joel’s Autism & Art

April 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Joel’s Autism & Art
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It’s Autism Awareness Month — a time to shed light on the challenges and the blessings of autism. Like this recent poster I saw of “The Positives of Autism.” Perhaps some people may be wondering how autism can be a “good” thing. But while children and adults with autism may struggle with repetitive and compulsive…

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Sarah – A Faithful Servant of the Lord

April 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Sarah – A Faithful Servant of the Lord

Sarah found out about Joni and Friends when she was searching online for international missions organizations. She knew there must be a real need for physical therapists to serve overseas; so in 2013, the Lord led her to serve at Joni and Friends International Family Retreats in Guatemala and Peru. But her passion to serve…

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