Inspiration

A HUGE Thank You!

May 22, 2019

I have such exciting news to share with you! Because of YOUR faithfulness, Louie and Joslinda received the life-transforming gift of a wheelchair and the hope of Jesus through the message of the Gospel. During the month of May, we had our May Match Initiative and because you were so generous… our goal was met! Your gift…

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To Strive or Not to Strive

May 11, 2019

“I thank God for the mountains and I thank him for the valleys, I thank Him for the storms he brought me through, for if I never had a problem, I wouldn’t know that He could solve them, I’d never know what faith in God could do.” These are lyrics from an old hymn, “Through…

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The Lionheart Spirit: Redemption and Hope

May 2, 2019

When disability strikes unexpectedly and the plans you’ve made for your life are suddenly interrupted, how do you hold on to hope? Where do you find courage to face your new reality? Three years ago, while musician David Francisco was riding his bike, he was hit by a distracted driver and suffered a spinal cord…

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Nothing I Love More

April 13, 2019

“We fell in love with everything we saw and the meaning behind everything that had to do with disability ministry, so we signed up immediately to volunteer. We always pray on the way here. We ask that, besides being blessed, that everyone be blessed by our presence and that anybody that receives anything that we’ve…

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Serve The Lord

April 12, 2019

“It’s very important to be involved. We enjoy it and we love to serve the Lord so much. When I started on my first day it was very special because I got to meet Joni and I said, “wow, she is really fun.” Mr. Ken was really fun, too! Joni means so much to me…

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So Much More

April 11, 2019

“Volunteering at Joni and Friends gives Christian and me an opportunity to serve in a way we don’t normally get to on a day to day basis. Christian is a great example of a person living with a disability in the community and being able to use the talents God has given him to augment…

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It Warms My Heart

April 10, 2019

“I learned about Joni and Friends from my daughter Cathy. She and Joni were chemo buddies. They became quite good friends during their treatment. Cathy called me right away after her first visit to Joni and Friends and said “Mom, you have to do this. You live a few blocks away, there’s no excuse.” So…

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Belonging

April 9, 2019

“As a volunteer, I have also served as a short term missionary with Wheels for the World in different countries and with the wounded warriors Family Retreat, and I enjoyed every part of that! It means the world to me that I can be the hands that assist the employees here. The impact that serving…

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 8, 2019
Volunteer with Us

Changing Lives Right Where You Are! It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week! Joni and Friends is celebrating 40 years of ministry in 2019, and that milestone is possible because of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to help accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community. We are so grateful for your…

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On Display

April 3, 2019

Autism, not the word parents are looking for when describing the characteristic of their child. Playful, engaging, smart, witty, social…these are the words we are looking for to bring comfort and hope about our child’s development. But it was the word autism that left the lips of our pediatrician and fell on our ears so…

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