Month: May 2019

Bringing Hope to Haiti

May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Bringing Hope to Haiti
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In Luke 14, we are called to go out quickly into the streets and alleys to bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame. Sometimes that can mean stepping far outside of your comfort zone to reach people with disabilities living in extreme isolation. This year, our Wheels for the World team…

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Our Blind Eyes

May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Our Blind Eyes
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As Christians, our eyes have been opened. But still we’re blind.  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and aren’t you glad that God has opened our eyes to what’s wrong, what’s evil, and what’s spiritually dangerous? For the most part, we know what’s really bad for our souls, but sometimes we are blind to that which is, uh, well, just not the best for our souls. Like um, we all know…

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A Rapturously Happy God

May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on A Rapturously Happy God
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“…which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:15-16 In today’s Scripture, Paul…

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Studying God’s Word

May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Studying God’s Word
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. After my diving accident, I fell into depression. I was a Christian, but I wasn’t a student of God’s Word. Oh, I knew the Bible had answers, but I did not know where to look. That’s when a friend offered to teach me how to study the Bible. And within two months, I was making word lists, researching themes, doing comparisons and cross–referencing texts. I learned how to use a…

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A HUGE Thank You!

May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on A HUGE Thank You!
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I have such exciting news to share with you! Because of YOUR faithfulness, Louie and Joslinda received the life-transforming gift of a wheelchair and the hope of Jesus through the message of the Gospel. During the month of May, we had our May Match Initiative and because you were so generous… our goal was met! Your gift…

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Scott Starker’s Testimony

May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Scott Starker’s Testimony
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and let me share with you about Scripture Earth. And actually I, uh, shared this about a month ago. What, it’s an amazing website, Scripture Earth. It lists the Word of God in every language on earth where the Bible has ever been translated. You need to visit the website, even if just for encouragement. ‘Cause when you look at all the many, many, many obscure languages from the Middle East, from Asia, Africa; I tell you, you’ll be…

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The Way You Live Today

May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on The Way You Live Today
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“‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’” Luke 19:17 As we live each day to please God, heaven takes notice, and we have the opportunity to earn eternal rewards. Scripture tells us, “We must all appear before the judgment…

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Spiritual Blessings

May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Spiritual Blessings
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“The sea of God’s mercies should swallow up all our little afflictions.”  Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and that quote is from Martin Luther. It’s like if you have a pail of water and throw it on the floor, it makes a great show, but if you throw it into the sea, there is no sign of it. The same is true with our…

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Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

May 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Hope in the Midst of Turmoil
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When our Joni and Friends Wheels for the World team arrived in Haiti, the country was in complete turmoil. Upon landing, amid clear and present danger, our in-country partners Richard and Gina prayerfully and carefully arranged for us to have a security escort; angels cleverly disguised as policemen.  We faced many challenges on the trip to the wheelchair distribution…

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Don Needham

May 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Don Needham
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada to tell you about my friend, Don.  I met him years ago when I was speaking at his church in Colorado Springs. I was talking about our “Wheels for the World” outreach; you know where we take wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled people overseas. At that time, some of our wheelchairs were being restored at a prison facility in…

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