Joni and Friends has been serving individuals and families affected by disability for over 40 years.
Seventeen-year-old Joni Eareckson Tada takes the dive that left her a quadriplegic, dramatically changing her life.
Joni's appearance on The Today Show opens the door to national exposure.
Joni and Friends ministry is established to address the needs of families affected by disability. Joni and a small but dedicated staff begin the work from a two-room office in California.
Joni and Friends holds disability workshops at Amsterdam '86 where more than 8,000 evangelists are exposed to the idea of disability ministry.
President Ronald Reagan appoints Joni to the National Council on Disability. Joni advocates for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Joni speaks to over 100,000 at the Billy Graham Crusade in Budapest, Hungary - Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA) underwrites the transport of hundreds of people with disabilities to the Crusade.
Joni attends the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the White House.
Joni and Friends hosts more than 110 disability ministry leaders from 44 countries at Joni and Friends' International congress of the Church and Disability held on the campus of Calvin College.
After attending a "Family Conference" sponsored by the federal government and National Council on Disability, Joni challenges the ministry to provide a retreat for families affected by disability. The first Family Retreat was held in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
In January, the Joni and Friends International Disability Center
opens its doors, ushering in a new era of international outreach
to families impacted by disability and daily prayers for you!
In a Wheels for the World Restoration shop in a U.S. prison, the inmates restore donated used wheelchairs to like-new condition. Thousands of prisoners' lives have been impacted by Joni and Friends through the wheelchair restoration process.
Wheels for the World delivers the 100,000th in Ghana.
Joni celebrates 50 years of God's faithfulness to her in her wheelchair.
Celebrating 40 years of your faithfulness and ministry! Thank you for joining us to reach the next generation with the love of Jesus for many years to come!