International Family Retreats

Families affected by disability living in under-resourced countries face many challenges. Because of disability, these families are often marginalized within their own cultures. Education and health services are extremely limited. Impoverished living conditions can bring even greater difficulty.

Joni and Friends offers hope and help through International Family Retreats (IFR). In partnership with Christ-honoring churches in the local area, the Gospel message is shared and demonstrated! At International Family Retreat, families experience Christ-centered encouragement, acceptance, and friendship. Often for first time ever, parents and children who live with disability discover that God cherishes them!

You can be a part of this one-of-a-kind global ministry. As a Short Term Missionary (STM), you’ll demonstrate Christ’s love as you serve a special needs family at an International Family Retreat. To find out more, explore “Volunteer to Serve” (below).

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Volunteer to Serve

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Share the love of Christ with families affected by disability in another country. Equip local churches and volunteers for ministry. Become a volunteer Short Term Missionary (STM) at an International Family Retreat.


Call us! (818) 707-5664 or Contact Us

Support a Friend or Family Member

Volunteers enjoying time with a family.

Did you know that all Short Term Missionaries raise their own support to serve at our Family Retreats?

You can help by donating to a family member or friend attending an International Family Retreat.

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