Stories

A Mother and Daughter

June 24, 2019

“We should help others…and build them up in the Lord.” -Romans 15:2 Every time you step out of your comfort zone to serve people dealing with disability, God uses your faithfulness to transform lives! It happened recently when God used your prayers and gifts in El Salvador at our Wheels for the World outreach! When Blanca…

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Best Helper

June 21, 2019

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 Being the typical sibling to a brother or sister with a disability can feel like a privilege. But for some, it can feel like you’re…

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Helping Siblings Thrive

June 19, 2019

It’s a very special week here at Joni and Friends… we’re celebrating the typical siblings in families impacted by disability! Typical siblings play a special role in the family dynamic. Daily they make sacrifices for the welfare of their family through both service and patience, and typical sibs help their families navigate a world that…

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I Want Her to Know

June 17, 2019

Growing up with a sibling who has a disability can be challenging, but it can also be a great blessing. Meet Gideon Amick who is now 15 years old. When Gideon was almost 2 he became a big brother to Sarah who has Down syndrome. On Gideon’s 2nd birthday, Sarah had open heart surgery. In…

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The Smallest Kids Have the Biggest Hearts 

May 28, 2019

We’re constantly blown away by the generosity our Joni and Friends community. Over the past 40 years, millions of people have helped raise funds to share the gospel and change lives of people impacted by disability all over the world. We’ve heard some incredible stories and met so many people with huge hearts!  But who would’ve guessed…

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Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

May 21, 2019

When our Joni and Friends Wheels for the World team arrived in Haiti, the country was in complete turmoil. Upon landing, amid clear and present danger, our in-country partners Richard and Gina prayerfully and carefully arranged for us to have a security escort; angels cleverly disguised as policemen.  We faced many challenges on the trip to the wheelchair distribution…

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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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Meet the Sellers Family!

April 19, 2019

When Matt and Christy Sellers first met, they found that they each had a heart for adoption. When the time came to adopt, they chose to embrace and love three little children – children the world sometime refers to as “a burden.” Today, their hearts and home are filled with three little kids with Down…

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The Love of Jesus at Family Retreat!

April 17, 2019

God is using you to pour out His love to families living with disability. One such family is the Fernandez family who recently came to a Family Retreat in New Mexico. Di and Alicia came with their daughters. One of their daughters, Savannah, lives with Cornelia de Lange syndrome.  It’s normal for these parents to feel overwhelmed and alone…

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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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