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 Engagement 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
The Plan of Salvation
This Easter, as we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, take a moment to give thanks for the precious gift we’ve been given. God sent His son to die for our sins so that we could receive the gift of eternal life into the Kingdom of Heaven. On Resurrection Morning, Jesus rose up from…
Meet the Seller Family!
When Matt and Christy Sellers first met, they found that they each had a heart for adoption. When the time came to adopt, they chose to embrace and love three little children – children the world sometime refers to as “a burden.” Today, their hearts and home are filled with three little kids with Down…
Make Good Friday Good
There’s no doubt… the battle I’ve fought with my health over the last year has taken a lot out of me. Cancer, pain, quad problems, and most recently, my two week hospitalization for pneumonia? There was a time I would have thought God was laying too much on me. I would have tried to justify…
Engaging Volunteers at Your Church
“People are people and everybody has a place in the church family. When you get to know somebody, you can help them to be a part of the family. If you never take the time to get to know them, that’s not going to happen.” -Bret Welshymer Everyone who comes through the church doors should…
The Love of Jesus at Family Retreat!
God is using you to pour out His love to families living with disability. One such family is the Fernandez family who recently came to a Family Retreat in New Mexico. Di and Alicia came with their daughters. One of their daughters, Savannah, lives with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. It’s normal for these parents to feel overwhelmed and alone…
Hats Off to Bethany Christian!
Not long ago, sixth graders from Bethany Christian School stopped by Joni and Friends with a donation. These students had made 1,000 gospel bracelets for Wheels for the World team members to give away during our international wheelchair fittings. As part of their tour of the IDC, these young people got to see one of…
April Lock Screen
As we celebrate Easter this month, may this lock screen encourage you to focus on resurrection and the gift of life we have in Christ! Our April lock screen features Joni’s artwork and encourages us to give thanks for the indescribable gift He has given us… the hope of eternal life through His son, Jesus! When you open your phone and see…
The Grunau Family
When a child is diagnosed with a disability, it impacts the entire family. The challenges they face daily are often made worse by isolation with no relief and little support. But there’s one week out of the year that’s different! For hundreds of special needs families, Joni and Friends Family Retreat is a safe haven. Here, families impacted by…
Nothing I Love More
“We fell in love with everything we saw and the meaning behind everything that had to do with disability ministry, so we signed up immediately to volunteer. We always pray on the way here. We ask that, besides being blessed, that everyone be blessed by our presence and that anybody that receives anything that we’ve…