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Joni and Friend to Host National Day of Prayer Event Featuring Joni Eareckson Tada

By Joni and Friends | May 3, 2021
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Agoura Hills, CA – April 30, 2021: On Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00 am PDT Joni and Friends, the leading global ministry sharing hope through hardship to people living with a disability, will be hosting a National Day of Prayer event on Facebook Live. Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends,…

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Your Generosity Multiplies Ministry Exponentially!

By Joni and Friends | May 1, 2021
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Double Your Impact Today! “The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s Word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Matthew 13:23 Today the need is greater than ever. Children and adults with disabilities – those who are medically fragile and…

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Multiply Ministry Through Our May Match!

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | May 1, 2021
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“Make the most of every opportunity.” Colossians 4:5 Friend, the times are short, and the needs are greater than ever. And that’s why I’m all about multiplying ministry. “Make the most of every opportunity,” as the Bible says! Which is why Ken and I are digging deep to take part in our May Match opportunity…

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Chronic Pain and Healing

By Joni and Friends | April 29, 2021
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“It might not be physical, but God has healing for you. Press into that healing journey and see what it looks like for you. Then surrender the results to God.” On our last episode of the podcast, Tera Bradham DeNeui shared about how her swimming trajectory dramatically shifted after she suffered an undiagnosed shoulder injury.…

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Tangible Reminders of God’s Love in Mississippi

By Joni and Friends | April 28, 2021
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“Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Jerry’s grandson Kynan was born with cerebral palsy. Watching his daughter navigate through all the blessings and challenges of being a special-needs mother – and loving Kynan as only a grandparent can – inspired Jerry to use…

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Sharing Hope Through Every Hardship in New England

By Joni and Friends | April 26, 2021
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With 11-year-old twin boys Austin and Joey, and 4-year-old Willow who has developmental delays and difficult sensory issues, Mike and Amy’s days are full to the brim with both blessings and challenges. Amy describes sweet Willow as “constant motion.” Mike and Amy are determined to do their best to “meet Willow where she is” each…

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Disability in Bible Translation Mission

By Joni and Friends | April 24, 2021
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How Fast can you go? “Stop behaving like a bull at a gate!” This was my mother’s regular cry as I flashed by, always on the run. I remember running to the house, slamming into the wall to break my speed, flinging open the door and dashing inside. “What‘s the rush?” she would exclaim. On…

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Glorifying God Through Disability

By Joni and Friends | April 23, 2021
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Little Emma Kate was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder known as 2q37 deletion syndrome. Her disabilities are numerous, including a severe heart defect that has required multiple surgeries, as well as the need for a feeding tube that provides Emma Kate with her daily nutrition and medication. Life for her parents Trey and Rachel – and for her brothers Thomas and Luke…

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Pain is a Gift

By Joni and Friends | April 22, 2021
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“God completely changed my life through pain. I ended up finding true freedom which is not being bound by the world’s circumstances… God doesn’t waste pain, but we have to give it to him.” This week on the podcast Crystal is talking with inspiring speaker and author Tera Bradham DeNeui. As one of the fastest…

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Love in Action in New Mexico

By Joni and Friends | April 21, 2021
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John and Nichole have four beautiful children, including 6-year-old Charlie, who has Down syndrome. Their lives were full of school events and therapies prior to coronavirus, but once shelter-in-place restrictions were put into place, their challenges increased greatly. They found that navigating virtual school with Charlie only added frustration to their daily routine. The end result was daunting fatigue. “It felt like being swept abruptly out to sea…

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