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KDAR – A Women’s Night Out

By Shauna Amick | May 24, 2019
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When asked to comment on Joni Eareckson Tada’s insights, wisdom and ministry, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth – a well-known author, speaker and radio host herself – said this: “For more than half a century, without the use of physical legs, Joni Eareckson Tada has scaled heights and witnessed vistas most only dream of. Her life has…

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Bringing Hope to Haiti

By Joni and Friends | May 23, 2019
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In Luke 14, we are called to go out quickly into the streets and alleys to bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame. Sometimes that can mean stepping far outside of your comfort zone to reach people with disabilities living in extreme isolation. This year, our Wheels for the World team…

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A HUGE Thank You!

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 22, 2019
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I have such exciting news to share with you! Because of YOUR faithfulness, Louie and Joslinda received the life-transforming gift of a wheelchair and the hope of Jesus through the message of the Gospel. During the month of May, we had our May Match Initiative and because you were so generous… our goal was met! Your gift…

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Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

By Joni and Friends | May 21, 2019
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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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Encouragement for National Stroke Awareness Month

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 20, 2019
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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and for the last couple weeks, I’ve been thinking of my good friend Katherine Wolf. As a young mother with a successful modeling career, a stroke wasn’t at all on her horizon. Yet, at the age of 26, a catastrophic brainstem stroke nearly took her life. Many people thought…

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The Least Qualified Volunteer

By Joni and Friends | May 17, 2019
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“Why did you place me here God? Maybe this isn’t for me….” These were some of the thoughts that filled my head as I sat at my desk, just three months after being hired at Joni and Friends. I loved my coworkers and the Joni and Friends culture, but something was missing…  I came into Joni and Friends with…

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Don’t Miss This Slice of Heaven

By Joni and Friends | May 16, 2019
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Many weeks of the year, families impacted by disability can struggle with isolation and acceptance, they can feel worn down by routine appointments and the daily needs of life with a disability. But each summer, there is a place for families with special needs to be rejuvenated and refreshed in God’s Word… in an accessible…

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No Stranger to Suffering

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 15, 2019
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I first experienced Elisabeth Elliot’s writing in 1965 when I was in high school and read her book Through the Gates of Splendor. I had no idea that after graduation, during the recovery from my diving accident, I would experience those same dark valleys about which she wrote.  When I finally met Elisabeth nearly a decade into my quadriplegia, I could hardly believe I was sharing the same space…

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Joslinda’s Hope

By Joni and Friends | May 14, 2019
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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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Love Is…

By Joni and Friends | May 12, 2019
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Love isn’t just a feeling we get when we’re around those who hold a special place in our hearts. No, love is a verb and our actions are the tools that display its characteristics. Love makes your highs more worthwhile and sustains you through even the lowest of lows.  Take a moment to think of someone in your life who exemplifies a 1…

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