“Go out quickly in the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” Luke 14:21-23 (NIV)
A world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.
To glorify God as we communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple and serve people living with disability.
Wheels for the World™
Wheels for the World provides the gift of mobility along with the hope of the Gospel to people affected by disability worldwide.
Family Retreats offer a haven for families impacted by disability. In a fully accessible camp environment, families are cared for, rejuvenated, and encouraged in Christ.
International Family Retreats
In partnership with local churches, International Family Retreats provide Christ-centered care and encouragement in an accessible camp environment for families impacted by disability in developing countries.
Cause 4 Life, Global Missions and Internships
Cause 4 Life equips students for leadership in disability ministry. Through hands-on internships, students learn how to impact their churches and communities for Christ, advocating for justice and equality for all people impacted by disability.
Church Training Resources
Our Church Engagement team partners with churches to help create a disability-welcoming environment, providing resources and disability ministry training.
Christian Institute on Disability
The Christian Institute on Disability is the leading authority on disability-related issues from a biblical perspective, offering higher education, ministry training, and public policy that promotes a biblical understanding of life, human dignity, and the value of all individuals.
Joni and Friends radio provides hope and encouragement through Joni Eareckson Tada’s “Joni and Friends” and “Diamonds in the Dust” radio programs.
News, Stories, Inspiration
On Mission to a Pygmy Community
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”—Matthew 28:19-20 Hello, my name is Daniel Kyungu and my home is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. I shared my…
Marriage Story: A Couple with Dwarfism Navigates Life’s Detours with Faith
Even the best marriages require intentional effort to thrive. So, what happens when a relationship is complicated by dwarfism, discord, and discrimination? Last week, Angela Muir Van Etten talked with Crystal about her passion for raising awareness and advocating for people with dwarfism and disability. Today, Angela is back on the podcast to share her…
The Luke 14 Project: Lifted from the Ground and Seated in Dignity
Life is hard for children impacted by disability around the world. The Luke 14 Project relieves suffering and hardship for these children through the life-transforming gifts of a wheelchair, and the hope of Jesus. Children like little Melissa in Peru desperately need a properly fitting wheelchair and to know they are loved by their creator. Struggling with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, seizures, and vision impairment, Melissa is dependent…
A Voice for People with Dwarfism and Disability
“When something is happening that shouldn’t be, you look around and think, ‘Who’s going to do something?’ It’s then you realize, ‘God’s given me the skills to do this.’” Do you feel compelled to take action when you encounter ignorance and inequity? For Angela Muir Van Etten, she has made it her lifelong mission to…
Friendship is one of those things that is so commonplace, it becomes hard to define. You know it when you see it, but strict definitions are hard to come by. The fact that friendship comes in degrees highlights this well. We have “best friends,” “family friends,” “school friends,” “work friends,” and “friends for life.” What’s…
Joni’s Perfect Birthday Gift
I know it’s usually Joni who writes here on this blog, but today, it’s me. And I am inviting you to join me this month in celebrating my beautiful wife in a special way for her 71st birthday! Every year older is a big deal when you’re a quadriplegic. God has brought Joni through so…
You Gave Special Needs Families the Time of Their Lives!
Bryden, a medically fragile 19-year-old with Mitochondrial Disorder-Leigh’s syndrome, had the “time of his life” at our Arizona Half-Time Respite Program! After months of isolation due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bryden was able to do crafts, play games, learn about prayer, dance and worship God in a safe and caring environment. And while Bryden was enjoying…
Pray for Life!
“‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘I tell you the truth. If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him’… whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received…
Does God Hear My Prayers?
“Suffering can feel like a darkness that blinds us to God’s presence. In the dark, you can stand next to someone and not even know they are there. Suffering can do that to us spiritually. Although God is always close by, we can feel alone.” What do you do when you beg God to help…