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10 Years of El Salvador Family Retreat

March 15, 2019 | Comments Off on 10 Years of El Salvador Family Retreat
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Joni and Friends El Salvador Family Retreat recently celebrated 10 years of serving families affected by disability! This amazing retreat has brought love, hope, and the Gospel message to hundreds of families affected by disability. We were blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate with our in-country partner organization, Fundación Venciendo Barreras (Overcoming Barriers),…

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Steps You Can Take to Include People with Disabilities in Your Church

March 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Steps You Can Take to Include People with Disabilities in Your Church
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One of the places where families impacted by disability should feel most welcomed is at church. But when it comes to building an inclusive environment, people and churches often struggle with where to begin. Today on the podcast, Crystal talks with two ministry experts, Liz Babbitt and Lauren Garner, who discuss what it means to…

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Volunteer with Wheels for the World 

March 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Volunteer with Wheels for the World 
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Providing wheelchairs to people with disabilities around the world is only possible because of our many dedicated volunteers! And we have a variety of ways for you to volunteer hands-on.

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Don’t Miss our Wheelchair Drive on March 29th! 

March 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Don’t Miss our Wheelchair Drive on March 29th! 
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Donated wheelchairs are restored and gifted to people with disabilities around the world. More than 70 million people around the world are in need of a wheelchair, yet only 10% have access to one.* During the month of March, we’re working to solve the mobility crisis through nationwide wheelchair collection events, including a wheelchair drive near our Joni and…

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The Need for Wheelchairs is Great

March 8, 2019 | Comments Off on The Need for Wheelchairs is Great
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Despite an increasingly aggressive political climate, God opened a window for the Joni and Friends Central California team to travel safely to Haiti last month. Upon arrival, they set up for a week dedicated to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of families affected by disability in Pignon. Follow their story to see how the wheelchairs you…

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You Can Help Solve the Global Mobility Crisis Right from Your Community

March 7, 2019 | Comments Off on You Can Help Solve the Global Mobility Crisis Right from Your Community
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More than 70 million people around the world are in need of a wheelchair, but only 10% have access to one.* During March, Joni and Friends is celebrating Wheelchair Collection Month to bring awareness to this need and help solve the global mobility crisis. Today, Crystal Keating talks with Elizabeth Kelly who oversees wheelchair collection…

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The Simple Obvious

March 6, 2019 | Comments Off on The Simple Obvious
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There is a story we hear over and over at Joni and Friends. It’s of a church that doesn’t think they can start a disability ministry. And yet, the more we talk with leaders, we learn that they already are hard at work helping a regular attender that has significant special needs. The church leadership…

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Volunteer with International Family Retreats!

March 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Volunteer with International Family Retreats!
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  Joni and Friends offers hope and love to families affected by disability through International Family Retreats! Come serve alongside local churches to help families experience acceptance and the life-changing message of the Gospel in a safe and accessible camp environment. All volunteers are given an opportunity to use their gifts and skillsets to empower…

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The Impact of Wheels for the World

March 5, 2019 | Comments Off on The Impact of Wheels for the World
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Many communities of people work together to bring the gift of mobility and the hope of Jesus to people in desperate need through Wheels for the World. From start to finish, one wheelchair will impact 150 people during it’s journey to someone with a disability. We start with Collection. Used wheelchairs that are otherwise thrown…

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Joni and Friends Brings Awareness to the Mobility Crisis During March with Wheelchair Collection Month

March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Brings Awareness to the Mobility Crisis During March with Wheelchair Collection Month
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Donated wheelchairs are restored and gifted to people with disabilities around the world. Joni and Friends, the leading global ministry serving people impacted by disability, has designated March as Wheelchair Collection Month to bring awareness to the mobility crisis around the world. More than 70 million people worldwide are in need of a wheelchair, yet…

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