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From Joni’s Heart – Family Retreats!

“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” John 15:11 

Jesus is heaven-bent on sharing His joy with us. Just look at the verse and you will see that He is driven to overflow us with His joy. He longs for us to step into the thunderous waterfall of His heavenly gladness – and He gives splashes of that wondrous joy at every Joni and Friends’ Family Retreat!  

With quadriplegia in the middle of our marriage, Ken and I are just like many of the disabled people and their families who come to Family Retreat. We, too, struggle with the day-to-day disability routines, medical appointments, and the weariness of pain and disappointment. It’s why even we love attending Family Retreat – it’s a place where kids and adults with disabilities and their families experience true joy, laughter, heartwarming fellowship, sweet times of prayer, Bible study, worship, and invigorating outdoor activities.  

Healing and joy await special-needs families at every Family Retreat. And Ken and I want you to get many more hurting families there. Spread the joy of the Lord to weary hearts and burdened souls. And as you pray and give (families are waiting), may the Lord Jesus fill you with joy overflowing!

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