Stories

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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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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