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Parenting A Child with Down Syndrome into Adulthood

By Joni and Friends | October 21, 2021
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Where is God in your journey of parenting a child with disabilities? In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Stephanie Hubach is joining Crystal on the podcast. She’s sharing the joys and challenges of parenting a child with intellectual disabilities. Stephanie is a visiting instructor and research fellow in disability ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary…

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Helping Maddie And Her Family Find Their Happy Place

By Joni and Friends | October 20, 2021
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Maddie was born with chromosome 10 deletion, a rare genetic abnormality that includes deafness, a cleft palate, and a hole in her heart. Her mother, Mallory, remembers learning about her baby’s multiple disabilities while she was pregnant with Maddie ten years ago. The doctor explained, “Your baby has had a stroke. The chances of you…

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Zoltan’s Story

By Joni and Friends | October 19, 2021
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“Go out quickly in the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” Luke 14:21-23 (NIV) In a small home in the poverty-stricken village of…

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Discovering an Abundant Life in Jesus!

By Joni and Friends | October 18, 2021
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“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10 Four-year-old Ezequiel lives in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He has hydrocephalus, spina bifida and a seizure disorder. And though doctors have told his parents, Reynaldo and Karina, that they shouldn’t expect little Ezequiel to live long enough to reach adulthood,…

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Finding New Purpose After My Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Diagnosis

By Joni and Friends | October 14, 2021
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“God wastes nothing, even disability. He has a purpose for you right where you are.” After receiving her EMT certification, Cady Bell was on the path to becoming a doctor to use her skills in service overseas. But when she began experiencing severe pain, seizures, stomach issues, and fainting, her life’s plan dramatically changed. As…

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The Love of God is at Work!

By Joni and Friends | October 12, 2021
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Mikey is 11-years-old and has severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and separation anxiety, which makes it close to impossible for him to make friends. He fears being alone in situations where no one wants to talk to him. And unfortunately for Mikey, that painful experience is quite common. Sadly, Mikey’s fears are shared by many…

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Family Retreat is a Life-Line for Special Needs Families

By Joni and Friends | October 11, 2021
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“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 While some people feel called to start a family, Matt and Christy Sellers felt called to expand their family in remarkable ways. In addition to their three biological children, Matt and Christy have four…

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Even If… I Will Still Rejoice in My Suffering

By Joni and Friends | October 7, 2021
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Renee Dollenmayer, a college student living with chronic pain and spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is returning to the podcast to share about her online outreach to other women who live with physical and spiritual challenges.

If you you feel limited by a disability or lack of support, be encouraged that God can use you to bring others to himself—just like he is using Renee and her ministry, Even If!

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People with Disabilities are Neglected and Discriminated Against

By Joni and Friends | October 5, 2021
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People with disabilities are even more neglected in El Salvador than here in the United States. They are rejected by their villages and discriminated against by medical professionals. Sadly, children and adults living with disability are isolated and ignored – denied help and hope and marginalized on the sidelines of life. They have nothing in…

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Bringing The Gospel To The World’s Forgotten And Neglected

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | October 1, 2021
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“When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be blessed… compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” Luke 14:13, 23 I’m celebrating a milestone birthday and it’s a dream come true. There’s nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers,…

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