Stories

You Send Much More Than a Wheelchair…You Send Hope!

January 10, 2019

We’re so thankful for you, our faithful partner in ministry. God is using you to reach the lives of people with disabilities – bringing them hope, help, and new life in Jesus Christ! Take a look at what God has done through you recently in Ghana when you sent Michael a wheelchair and transformed his life with the love of…

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Heart for the Disabled – The Robinson Family

January 10, 2019

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada; welcome to “Heart for the Disabled” week.   That’s right.  All this week I’ve been mentioning the stories of families with special needs — moms and dads and disabled kids and their siblings, all of them bone-tired, weary people who really, really need the encouragement of Christ.  And you are helping me give that encouragement as you’ve written notes, Valentine’s cards, and letters to…

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Heart for the Disabled – Jeri Payne

January 9, 2019

It’s “Heart for the Disabled” week here at Joni and Friends!  That’s right, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and this week I am asking you to help me give real Christian encouragement to disabled people who have attended our Family Retreats because it’s mid-winter, the skies are gray, and these precious friends are in need of a lift, what with all the disability routines day after day.  So…

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Heart for the Disabled

January 8, 2019

Every family has trials from time to time, but when it comes to families affected by disabilities their day-to-day can be so much more challenging. They can feel so overwhelmed sometimes.  1 Thessalonians 5 calls us to, “encourage one another and build each other up… encourage the disheartened and help the weak.”  Every year we select 5 families who really could use a boost;…

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Heart for the Disabled – The Mitchell Family

January 8, 2019

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and its “Heart for the Disabled” week!    Here at Joni and Friends we are asking you to help make this upcoming Valentine’s Day very special for a family with disabilities, just by writing a note of encouragement.  And the family I want to tell you about today is in such need of hope. Josh Mitchell is a military veteran who now…

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Heart for the Disabled – Ryan and Brittany

January 7, 2019

Hey, it’s Heart for the Disabled week here at Joni and Friends!  Thanks for joining me, Joni Eareckson Tada, as we begin my favorite campaign of the year.  This is when I ask you to take a few minutes to write a note of encouragement to special-needs families who attended last summer’s Family Retreats.  Many of you have done…

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Celebrating Your Faithfulness

January 4, 2019

For the past 25 years, your prayers and gifts have reached the littlest, the last, and the lost for Jesus through Wheels for the World! And we’re celebrating this significant milestone—with you! Recently in Brazil, you sent practical help and hope to 13-year-old Kauany, who was born with no arms and legs, and her mother, Beatrice. Because of…

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A Heart-Opening Outreach

December 5, 2018

We love seeing who God calls to serve at International Family Retreats! Each year Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and life-experiences come together to show Christ’s love to families affected by disability. This year we were blessed to send Simone to our Family Retreat in Peru. Simone works at Joni and Friends in our…

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The Visible Power of God

October 8, 2018

When I look at my daughter, Sarah, I see beauty. I see strength. I see joy. Sarah, like all of us, has been made in the image of God. Being His image bearer makes her beautiful, as does her winsome smile and that mischievous twinkle that lights up her eyes right before she tells me…

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