Inspiration

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
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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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Experience a Deeper Love of Christ with Infinite Hope

March 29, 2019

“We desperately need soul-settling hope, the kind of hope that’s infinite – never fading and always brightening our darkest paths.” In 1967, Joni Eareckson Tada was given a diagnosis that would forever alter the course of her life: quadriplegia. Following her accident, depression sank in, but alone in her dark bedroom she called out to…

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An Unexpected Diagnosis: Moving from Fear to Hope

March 21, 2019

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify When Shauna arrived at the doctor’s office for her four-month ultrasound, the question on her mind was what color to paint the nursery. But after an unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome, she and her husband left with more questions than answers. “I pinched myself. I literally pinched myself. The one…

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No Longer on the Island of Disability

March 20, 2019

God sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6). This looks different for each person, of course. For me, my husband, and our children… Well, we felt isolated and alone – living on the island of disability – when our third baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome. In those early days of Sarah’s life, it was…

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