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Wheels For The World

On The Brink Of Despair

October 5, 2019

Four-year-old Katya from El Salvador was born blind and with cerebral palsy. She, like other children in developing nations, was subjected to shame and rejection because she was born disabled. In her culture, many believe that a baby born with a disability is cursed. Feeling helpless and on the brink of despair, Katya’s parents, Wilfred…

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Wheelbarrows are Made for Dirt, Not People

August 6, 2019

We Need Your Support! When you donate to Joni and Friends YOU are sending the hope of Christ and practical help to individuals and families impacted by disability. As a photojournalist for Joni and Friends, I have the privilege to see firsthand the life-transforming work that Jesus is doing around the world through your prayers…

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Zoltan’s Story

August 1, 2019

There is a small home in the poverty-stricken village of Brasov, Romania. In this home, lives a young boy named Zoltan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Unable to move freely, Zoltan has spent most of his life in the shadows of his home. Zoltan’s mother, Gabby, takes care of him without any help from…

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God’s Promises

July 29, 2019

“And then He told them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.’” – Mark 16:15 Mary arrived at our Wheels for the World outreach in Haiti worn out and weary.  She was carrying her 7-year-old grandson, Moses and had traveled by bus for over four hours to reach the wheelchair…

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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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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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Joslinda’s Hope

May 14, 2019

Joslinda was born without any disability, but four years ago, she had an accident that affected her knees and walking, and ever since then, she experiences pain in her legs. Her father, Joslin, brought her to our wheelchair distribution in Haiti with the hopes of getting a wheelchair for his daughter.  “I love my wheelchair. Thank you very much for my wheelchair that you gave…

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Louie’s First Wheelchair

May 7, 2019

It’s the month of May, and you know what that means? May Match has arrived! Some friends of the ministry have agreed to match your gifts—all the way up to $500,000! That means with your support, together, we’ll raise $1,000,000 for the kingdom!   You can transform lives like Louie Pierre Oujee, a little five-year-old boy from Haiti dreaming about being an economist! Louie had a hard…

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May Match: Your Gift Multiplied!

May 1, 2019

I am so excited for May! Because this month, I’m inviting YOU to join our May Match initiative. When you give to Joni and Friends this month, your gifts will be multiplied! Some very dear friends of the ministry have offered to match every dollar you give during May! This is a unique opportunity to…

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The Wheelchair Project

March 30, 2019

God is doing amazing things in Thailand! I recently had the privilege to visit our partner, the Wheelchair Project, in Chiang Mai and connect with pastors who are involved in disability ministry there, in Chiang Rai, and in Bangkok. The Wheelchair Project is a public service sponsored by the Royal Princess through which the government’s…

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