Joni and Friends Blog
A Full Summer of Outreach!
Family Retreats are in full swing for the summer! Since the first Retreat in 1991, over 63,000 families have been served all over the United States thanks to your generous support and prayers. And this summer, even more families are finding rest and rejuvenation across the nation at 41 different Retreats. Right at this moment, families are preparing to head out to a week of fun and fellowship at Retreats happening in California, Arizona, Michigan, Tennessee, and many more throughout the rest of the summer.
And that’s not to mention the 17 International Family Retreats happening around the world this summer, too. Teams are preparing in Thailand, Poland, and Peru right now for families to arrive, and Retreats in Ukraine and Ghana have already wrapped up one week and are preparing for the next. Praise God for the encouragement and support families are receiving through the hope of Jesus at Retreats this summer.
If that sounds like a busy summer, just wait till you hear about what is going on with Wheels for the World! The very first Wheels for the World Outreach took place in Ghana 25 years ago. Since then, over 150,000 wheelchairs have been collected, restored, and shipped around the world to individuals impacted by disability. This summer, outreaches are happening in China, Poland, Ghana, Brazil, Peru, and Romania. Teams are also preparing to head out to Jordan, India, Guatemala, Cuba, El Salvador, Argentina, and Thailand this fall to deliver wheelchairs with the hope of the Gospel.
Thank you for your support that makes it possible for families worldwide to receive practical help and the Good News of Jesus. And bless you for partnering with us in the next 40 years of Joni and Friends ministry!
Joni and Friends is celebrating 40 years of ministry in 2019! Our ministry exists because of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers. We are so grateful for your support and participation as we share the gospel message, equip churches for disability ministry, and serve those affected by disability around the globe. Thank you!
There are many ways that you can volunteer with Joni and Friends. Get involved and make a difference today!