Wheels for the World
Wheels for the World provides the gift of mobility along with 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 a 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 affected 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 affected 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 Family Retreat Effect
For families affected by disability, Joni and Friends Family Retreat becomes a place of respite and acceptance. In many cases, it becomes the highlight of the year for both families and volunteers. The atmosphere of Family Retreat is just… life changing. At Retreat, families with disability find community, receive support, and are able to just let down their guard knowing that they are fully accepted and fully loved! Parents…
Cancer Update: A Scarred Veteran
Friends, I just want to thank you for all your prayers – honestly, Ken Tada and I can feel the updraft of the Holy Spirit sustaining us every step of the way in this cancer journey. I’ve been undergoing radiation treatments – something I did not do with my previous cancer because of my fragile lungs. But technology…
The Hope of Jesus for Special Needs Families
All year long, families affected by disability live on the edge of exhaustion. There are sleepless nights, endless medical appointments, dreary routine, and financial pressures. Isolation and weariness cause so much discouragement and hopelessness for these families. Special needs families desperately need a place where they can let down their guard and breathe in God’s renewing presence. They need a safe…
Looking Forward to Family Retreat in 2019
Earlier this week, my co-worker shared with me the final schedule of upcoming Family Retreats. I can’t tell you how excited I am as I look over the list. When I think of all the dads and moms who will receive much-needed encouragement, and the kids who will have loads of fun doing things they…
Sanctity of Life Sunday
When President Ronald Reagan established Sanctity of Life Sunday in 1984, it was with the intent to recognize the human dignity of unborn children. All these years later, it’s no longer only the unborn whose sanctity of life is questioned… it’s the elderly, those with catastrophic disabilities, people with psychiatric disorders, and more. There are…
Joni and Friends Logo Necklace
The new Joni and Friends logo represents our mission to evangelize and disciple people affected by disability. The figures within the globe support one another inwardly as they extend the Gospel out into the world. Today, join us in celebrating 40 years of Joni and Friends ministry by ordering your special-edition logo necklace! This one-of-a-kind piece…
Cancer Update: Clear and Strong
Today marks my 12th radiation session with 23 more to go — and so far, my lungs still feel clear and strong. It’s what I’ve been praying and hoping for all along: minimal scarring to my fragile lungs (because I so love to sing, speak, and record the daily “Joni and Friends” radio programs). Every day…
All Occasion Seasons Notecards – New!
Designed from Joni’s artwork, and taken from the 2019 Planner seasons artwork selections, these notecards are perfect to send an encouraging note to family and friends. A message is included on the front and Scripture on the inside left. Each box contains 4 designs (5 each) with 20 envelopes and are 5×7. Card themes are: Thinking of…
Sanctity of Life with Nick Vujicic
This week marks 46 years since the landmark case Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States. When President Ronald Reagan established Sanctity of Life Sunday in 1984, it was with the intent to recognize the human dignity of unborn children. All these years later, it’s no longer only the unborn whose sanctity of…