Joni and Friends Blog

Give a Wheelchair Today and Show Jesus’ Love

There's a great need for wheelchairs worldwide. But through your generosity, the lives of people affected by disability across the globe are being transformed because you're sending wheelchairs and the Gospel of Christ! You may be asking, “How much difference can I really make by giving a...

From Joni’s Heart: 2019 Planner

If you spend any time serving with Joni and Friends, you will see firsthand the healing hope of Christ at work. Whether on a Wheels for the World outreach or at a Family Retreat, people are interested in hope – understanding it, finding, and resting in it. We tell special needs families there’s only one...

Majoring in the Minors

It’s mid-season for professional baseball, and it’s always interesting to watch which pitchers the major league teams will call up from the minor leagues. It's great that these hard-working young rookies finally get a chance to pitch in the majors! Have you ever thought of life on this earth as the “minor...

Thank You For Letting Others Learn From Your Child

What an honor it is that you share your child with others. Your child has taught me innumerable lessons. Parents, you fight for your child every day, fighting for acceptance, for fair treatment, for kind words. I am so honored when you allow and trust me to take care of your child, your prized...

Escape

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of my diving accident – decades have passed since that fateful day I crunched my neck, then floated helplessly paralyzed, face-down in shallow water. Someone once asked, “Didn’t you panic when you were in the water? You were running out of breath... weren’t...

Serve at our Chicago Urban Family Retreat!

Do you live in the Chicago area and feel God's calling to serve families affected by disability? We need you! Join us as a Short-Term-Missionary (STM) at our Chicago Urban Family Retreat from August 15-19. All you need is a willing heart, open hands, and the joy of the Lord! No experience is necessary...

We Praise God for You!

Your faithfulness sends the hope of the Gospel to families affected by disability all over the world!

Joni — An Unforgettable Story

Joni’s autobiography will take you through her accident in 1967 that left her a quadriplegic...

The Sufferings of Jesus

In heaven, not only will our sufferings win us merit, the sufferings of Jesus will have an eternal perspective, too. Our Lord will be honored as the slain Lamb. His sufferings will never be forgotten. Unlike us, he will always visibly bare his wounds to the universe, and for that, God the Father, Son...

Introducing Children to Disability

Disability ministry is a unique blessing which teaches many invaluable lessons. It blesses not only the families affected by disability, but the church as a whole. Children can be especially blessed by the introduction of disability into their lives; it can provide them a way to serve and love others...

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