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Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 19, 2018
  • News Releases

Joni Eareckson Tada

*Joni’s Surgery Update - 11/26/18

Thank you for praying! This afternoon, Joni underwent surgery to remove the cancer from a small nodule that had developed at the site of her 2010 mastectomy. We are happy to report that Joni’s doctors are pleased with the outcome of the surgery and she is resting comfortably. Joni is incredibly grateful for your prayers and encouragement; she is lifting up prayers of thanksgiving for all of you who have prayed on her behalf.

As further information regarding Joni’s health is available, updates will be shared on the Joni and Friends blog and Facebook page. Thank you again for praying!

Show Jesus’ Love This Season

You may wonder, “Can the gift of a wheelchair really make a difference in the life of someone in a developing nation?” Our answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Your gift of a wheelchair empowers a child to go to school or an adult to go work to provide for their family. Most important, the gift of...

Need a Christmas Gift Idea?

This Christmas, give your family and friends the perfect gift—our 2019 Planner! Joni’s exquisite painting Sunset By The Ocean captures the beauty of God’s creation. The theme for the Planner is hope. Throughout the year, you’ll find encouragement in Joni’s monthly devotions taken from...

A Heart-Opening Outreach

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 5, 2018
  • International Family Retreat

Simone serving in Peru

We love seeing who God calls to serve at International Family Retreats! Each year Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and life-experiences come together to show Christ’s love to families affected by disability. This year we were blessed to send Simone to our Family Retreat in Peru. Simone works at Joni and Friends in our Human Resources department and has a huge heart for special-needs families.

2019 Family Retreat Schedule

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 30, 2018
  • 1 Comment
  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Volunteer at Family Retreat!

I know we’re just wrapping up November, and there’s lots of activity between now and next summer, but I couldn’t wait to share the 2019 Family Retreat Schedule. Although registration opens in January, I wanted you to take a look at the schedule now – download it and ask the Lord if He...

Today is #GivingTuesday!

Today on #GivingTuesday, you can change a life! Children and adults all around the world desperately need help and hope. Your gift will send a wheelchair and the hope of the Gospel to those who need it most, like Zoltan.

Caribbean Pines

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 23, 2018
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The Tamiami Trail is a long, straight highway across Florida’s south Everglades. When I drove it with a friend, I was struck by the wild, rugged, oddly beautiful pine trees dotting the landscape...

National Family Caregivers Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 16, 2018
  • Disability Awareness

November is National Family Caregivers month and we happily recognize the countless hours that caregivers devote to meeting needs of their loved ones! If you support a loved one with their health or management of a disability, you are SO appreciated! And we know that you need support and encouragement, too.

New Disability Ministry Resource – Beyond Our Church Walls

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 9, 2018
  • What's New in Our Store

Beyond Our Church WallsIf you invite us, don’t send us away…

The Great Commission, given by Jesus to his disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

As God’s redeemed people, we are called to go beyond our church walls to help bridge the gap—the gap that all people experience between themselves and Christ (this is evangelism), and the gap between the church and individuals affected by disability (this is accessible outreach). Are you looking for strategies to help bridge these gaps in your community? The final book...

On Giving Tuesday...

Your Gift Will Give a Child New Life

There is a small home in the poverty-stricken village of Brasov, Romania. In this home, lives a young boy named Zoltan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Unable to move freely, Zoltan has spent most of his life in the shadows of his home.

If you could change the life of a disabled child who is isolated and overlooked...

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