August 2018

Talent Show Night

Talent Show Night is one of our favorite parts of Family Retreat. It is a time when we get the celebrate and applaud the talents God has given His children affected by disabilities. Recently, we heard an amazing story from Talent Show Night at our International Family Retreat in Serbia that we would love to share:

One of the families who attended the retreat in Serbia, brought their son, Paul. He is a 17-year-old boy, with a big smile, limited verbal language, and autism. Before coming to Family Retreat, Paul and his family were not open to the Gospel message...

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...

Walk in Obedience

When we choose to follow Jesus, God enrolls us in the same school of suffering His own Son endured. Most of us really want to follow Christ and learn His lessons, but we squirm at the idea of picking up His cross every day in order to grasp those lessons. We want the deep insights of following Him...

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...