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Wheels for the World Outreaches Create New Possibilities!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 3, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

WFTW CubaIn some under-resourced countries, the cost of a wheelchair can equal a year's wages, making it almost impossible for people affected by disability to obtain one. Our Wheels for the World Outreaches deliver wheelchairs to people affected by disability in these countries while spreading the Gospel through the gift of a Bible. In fact, our volunteer teams of disability specialists fit each wheelchair to the recipient and train him/her in its use and upkeep...

Ways to Serve Your Guest with Disability During the Holidays

ChristmasWith Christmas around the corner, holiday parties and family get-togethers may be filling up your schedule. This year, your Christmas gathering may be the perfect opportunity to reach out to someone in your church or community who has a disability! As you make plans to include someone new for one of...

Can the Blind Lead the Blind?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 1, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

BlindThis snapshot proves it’s more than possible… it’s even natural if you happen to be attending a Joni and Friends’ Family Retreat. Meet Janine Hults who is legally blind and uses a guide dog, and Andy Anderson who, because of diabetes, is an amputee and is visually impaired, as well.

Today is #GivingTuesday!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 29, 2016
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  • In the Media, Christian Institute on Disability, International, Wheels For The World

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Joni and Friends!Join us today as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you make a difference? Join us by sending help and hope to families affected by disability through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. Through Joni and Friends, just $150 sends a wheelchair and a Bible that will impact a life forever. This #GivingTuesday, your gift – in any...

People Who Inspire Joni: Francesca Naijipu

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 28, 2016
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FrancescaIt’s one thing to grow up with a disability in America, but quite another, in Africa – 36-year-old Francesca Naijipu was born into the Samburu tribe in Kenya; she had spina bifida.  Because her tribe believed that her disability was a curse on the community, her...

Happy Thanksgiving!

ThanksgivingWe have so much to be thankful for, don't we? Here at Joni and Friends, we are especially grateful for YOU who partner with us to support families affected by disability through your prayers, gifts, and time. During your Thanksgiving celebration this weekend, we encourage you...

#GivingTuesday is Next Week!

Giving TuesdayThanksgiving is fast approaching, which means #GivingTuesday is almost here! On Tuesday, November 29th, you can join us in celebrating this global day dedicated to giving back. You can provide assistance and hope to families affected by disability around the world through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, obtaining a wheelchair is very expensive, if one can be located at all. In fact, thousands of adults and children live without the independence and mobility that a wheelchair provides. But...

You Still Have Time...Order Your Christmas Cards Today!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 17, 2016
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  • What's New in Our Store

Ringing BellsSend Joni's 2016 Christmas cards to family and friends this Christmas season! Quantities are limited, so be sure to order right away. Your purchase of these Christmas cards advances ministry to people and families affected by disability. The Ringing Bells design features a beautiful Christmas display of a big pine branch, a Swedish scarf, and a few brass bells ring in the crisp winter air. Interior of the card reads: “There’s a Song in the Air! For the Manger of Bethlehem Cradles a King. Have a Merry Christmas As You Celebrate Jesus Birth!” Card front and interior features a red foil detail. Each box of Joni's 2016 Christmas Cards contains 15...

Celeste, Our Radio Day Prayer Warrior

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 16, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

CelesteUsually when I wheel from my office to the studio to record Joni and Friends radio programs, I pass by Celeste, one of our faithful volunteers. A couple of recording sessions ago, I invited her in to the control room to listen in, as well as pray for me and the radio team. Wow, were her prayers a big source of encouragement! Last month, right before I started recording she said, “Joni, I am praying Deuteronomy 33:25 over you: “As your days, so shall your strength be.” That was exactly what my lungs, body, and voice needed – heaven-sent strength...

Don't Miss "Call Me Friend!"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 16, 2016
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  • What's New in Our Store

Call Me FriendAre you looking for resources to help your church become a more inclusive and welcoming community? The latest release in the Irresistible Church book series by Joni and Friends, “Call Me Friend,” explores the Buddy Program, a ministry that many churches find successful in welcoming those with disabilities into their congregations and encouraging their spiritual growth. “Buddy ministry is about more than just making a church service a viable option for caregivers who never seem to get a break,” explains author Kate Brueck. “It is ultimately about making the life of your church accessible to all, and communicating how Christ and His kingdom accept all...

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