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June 2021

Global Missions – Uganda

June 2, 2021 - July 2, 2021
$5,075

Interns participating in the Uganda Mission will have the unique experience of serving on a multi- national team. American and East African interns will join together in training on the biblical view of disability and a theology of suffering through our Beyond Suffering (BYS) curriculum, and in practical application of serving people affected by disability. Cause 4 Life interns will participate in a 3-day training in Beyond Suffering with locals in Gulu. Sports Outreach International will be our host for…

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Global Missions – Ukraine

June 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021
$3,250

Interns participating in the Ukraine Mission trip will receive training on the Biblical view of disability and a theology of suffering through our Beyond Suffering Curriculum (BYS). Then, in practical application of their learning, interns will serve people affected by disability in support of previously established relationship with Joni and Friends’ partners. Through service with local churches in Popilyna and Lutsk, interns will be exposed to needs of people with disabilities in an international context. Many of these families are…

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Michigan Family Retreat 3

June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49441 United States
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This special week at Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference is a unique opportunity to have you join others in a similar situation on a new adventure. This Family Retreat is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan! Families are cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated in a Christ centered, accessible camp environment. Our Retreat is packed full of activities, each one designed to be accessible and fun.

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Alabama Family Retreat 1

June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Rd
Nauvoo, AL 35578 United States
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Join Joni and Friends as they host a 5-day Retreat for the whole family! Situated on acres of fields and forests with miles of trails winding through beautiful sandstone canyons, Camp McDowell is the perfect place to relax and build community! Families will be cherished, encouraged, and refreshed in this Christ-centered, accessible camp environment. Our Retreat provides inclusive worship, Bible teachings, and fun age-appropriate activities. Families will also have the opportunity to connect with other families who understand the challenges of life with disability. At Camp McDowell, enjoy worship, learning, rest, and play in the beauty of God's backyard.

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Ohio Family Retreat 1

June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center, 4404B State Route 125
West Portsmouth, OH 45663 United States
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Join Joni and Friends at Shawnee State Park Lodge and Resort for a five-day adventure! The Shawnee Family Retreat lies in the tranquil, rolling hills of Southern Ohio, where families will enjoy a peaceful yet refreshing week for families living with disability. Throughout the week families and volunteers will enjoy a week of rest, rejuvenation, and will make memories that last a lifetime. Every family member will have the opportunity to enjoy accessible swimming pools, adapted motorcycle rides, a miniature golf course, and more! Best of all, everyone will learn about the hope found in Jesus Christ while connecting with special needs families who understand the challenges of life with disability.

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Pennsylvania Family Retreat 1

June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Spruce Lake, 5389 PA-447
Canadensis, PA 18325 United States
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Join Joni and Friends as we host a 5-day Retreat for the whole family! Situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, this historic Retreat is held every year on the campus of the Spruce Lake Retreat Center. Swimming, hiking, paddle boating, and singing around the campfire while enjoying s’mores are all favorites of the families who attend. Our Retreat provides inclusive worship, biblical teaching, fun age-appropriate activities, and meaningful connections with families who understand the challenges of life with disability.

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International Family Retreat – Peru

June 22, 2021 - June 28, 2021
$3,000

Come minister to families affected by disability in the beautiful South American country of Peru! Many children and adults in the Peru live with extensive disability and have little hope. As a Short-Term Missionary (STM), you will join our local ministry partner, Corazones Unidos, in serving families affected by disability. If you have training in autism or another disability specialty, we encourage you to apply and communicate God’s love while meeting the practical needs of the families. There are plenty of roles for those without training in a disability specialty including worship, arts and crafts, speaking, games, and more. We are also looking for photographers, journalists, and videographers that can capture moments and stories at the retreat. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement to serve. Interpreters will be available.

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Texas Family Retreat 1

June 23, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Camp Allen, 1800 FM 362
Navasota, TX 77868 United States
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Situated just north of Houston, Texas at the Camp Allen Conference Center, this retreat serves families affected by disabilities throughout Texas and the southern states. Our retreat provides inclusive worship, biblical teaching, fun, age-appropriate activities and meaningful connections with families who understand the challenges of life with disability. You’ll find plenty of accessible activities to fill your day, and lots of fun events planned in the cool of the evening under the stars. Times in God's Word and stirring messages from our camp pastor will assure that this retreat will be an unforgettable experience for your family.

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Washington Family Retreat with Young Life Capernaum

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center, 20800 Marine Dr
Stanwood, WA 98292 United States
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Joni and Friends is partnering with Young Life Capernaum to host this 4-day Retreat for the whole family! This Retreat will combine the energetic Young Life camping experience with Joni and Friends focus on the whole family. You and your family will be able to participate in a variety of activities; swimming, climbing wall, ropes course, zip line, adaptive horseback riding, or long walks overlooking the beautiful Puget Sound. The Young Life Capernaum and Joni and Friends staff are looking forward to spending the weekend with you!

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Alabama Family Retreat 2

June 28, 2021 - July 2, 2021
Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Rd
Nauvoo, AL 35578 United States
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Join Joni and Friends as they host a 5-day Retreat for the whole family! Situated on acres of fields and forests with miles of trails winding through beautiful sandstone canyons, Camp McDowell is the perfect place to relax and build community! Families will be cherished, encouraged, and refreshed in this Christ-centered, accessible camp environment. Our Retreat provides inclusive worship, Bible teachings, and fun age-appropriate activities. Families will also have the opportunity to connect with other families who understand the challenges of life with disability. At Camp McDowell, enjoy worship, learning, rest, and play in the beauty of God's backyard.

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