Joni and Friends Blog

We Need Your Help at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 9, 2016
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  • Family Retreats

Castaway ClubFamily Retreat season is here and we need your help! The success of any Joni and Friends Family Retreat depends largely on having enough 'helping hands' to serve the special needs families who attend. This year, most of our Family Retreats filled up very quickly with families – but we don't have...

Joni's Statement on the Glamorization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in the New Film Me Before You

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 8, 2016
  • 252 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Joni and KenIn light of the fact that California’s new physician-assisted suicide law goes into effect tomorrow (Thursday, June 9), following closely on the heels of the newly-released film, Me Before You, I wanted to sound an alarm about this egregious legislation and the glamorization of it.

In the movie, the quadriplegic says to his loved one, “I don’t want you to miss all the things someone else can give you.” Instead, he took away everything she wanted from him – his love and the essence of who he was – when he decided to end his life. Not only does this movie...

Brand New! Art Prints

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 6, 2016
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  • Joni's Artwork, What's New in Our Store

joni's art prints in framesThese brand-new art prints feature two of Joni’s most popular artworks. The Leaves print is from an oil rendering of delicate leaves and features vibrant yellow, orange and burgundy colors.

You're a Hero - Thank You for Sharing the Love of Jesus

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 2, 2016
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  • International, Cause 4 Life

You're a Hero“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”
-Matthew 18:5

Your prayers and support, together with the passion and skills of Joni and Friends volunteers are knit together by God to share the message of salvation. Because of you, the Gospel comes to life for children like Nellie (with Down syndrome) and adults with disabilities all around the world.

Where Are You Reading the #JoniBook?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 31, 2016
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  • In the Media, What's New in Our Store

Joni BookIt’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since Joni: An Unforgettable Story was first published. But four decades later, Joni’s story of triumphant faith in the face of incredible loss is still inspiring millions. Have you been encouraged by Joni’s autobiography? Join us in celebrating this special book anniversary by sharing where you are reading the Joni book! During the month of June, take a photo of yourself reading the Joni book (or with friends) and post it on your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account along with the hashtag #JoniBook.

It's Global Outreach Day!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 28, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Global Outreach DayToday, we’re joining millions of brothers and sisters in Christ by celebrating Global Outreach Day! The mission of Global Outreach Day is to build up a network of Christians worldwide, equipping and mobilizing them to share the gospel to the nations. With a Wheels for the World team serving right now in Ghana and an International Family Retreat taking place in China next week, we are reaching people affected by disabilities around the world with the gospel, and equipping them with practical resources such as mobility and disability ministry training!

When Despair Takes Over

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 23, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Bonnie LiltzRecently I read a heartbreaking story about Bonnie Liltz, a mother who thought she was dying of ovarian cancer - despairing over what might happen to her adopted daughter, Courtney, who had cognitive limitations and CP, she tragically took her daughter's life. Bonnie was afraid that, after she died, her 23-year ...

FedEx Freight Supports in Transporting Wheelchairs

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 23, 2016
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  • In the Media, Wheels For The World

FedEx Freight Supports Joni and Friends in Transporting WheelchairsFedEx Freight is working with Joni and Friends International Disability Center to transport used wheelchairs from local collection sites to correctional facilities where they are restored. Since the beginning of the year, FedEx Freight has transported 1,734 wheelchairs to locations throughout the country for restoration. Joni and Friends then uses container ships to deliver newly reconstructed wheelchairs to countries such as China, Cuba, Ghana, India and Thailand. In these countries, volunteers of Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World outreach ministry fit each wheelchair to the recipient’s individual needs and provide training in its use and upkeep. Joni and Friends collects more than 10,000 wheelchairs each year...

Serving People in India with HIV

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 19, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, International

Dr. Rajni Herman and Steve BundyPeople often tell me how God has used my books to help them through difficult times — and this physician, Dr. Rajni Herman who lives in Mussoorie, India is no exception. She is on staff with our partner in India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, and is faithfully serving ...

Anniversary of Dr. Zhang Xu

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 12, 2016
  • 17 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, International

Dr. Zhang Xu, Judy and RobynMy longtime friend, Judy Butler (pictured in blue), recently served as a volunteer at our International Family Retreat in China. After the retreat, she and her companion Robyn traveled seven hours on a train to Anshan to visit Dr. Zhang Xu (in the wheelchair). Zhang Xu broke his neck in a diving accident 19 ...

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