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Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk – Doug Mazza

March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk – Doug Mazza
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My dear friend Doug Mazza served as President and COO of Joni and Friends for 20 years, and he did much to strengthen our ministry and expand our outreach to people with disabilities for the cause of Christ. Right before he retired, he sat down with Dr. James Dobson to talk a little about, well……

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Collecting Wheelchairs with Bernie

March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Collecting Wheelchairs with Bernie
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Isn’t it amazing how God is always leading you? Just like how God has been leading Bernie Punte all these years. One day, while listening to the radio, Bernie heard about Joni and Friends. He instantly connected to the mission and felt the Lord tug on his heart to give. And for that, he received a…

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Thanks to God!

March 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Thanks to God!
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When I reflect on 40 years of Joni and Friends’ outreach, I’m breathless with wonder at God’s faithfulness. I started this ministry because I was stirred by the command of Jesus in Luke 14 to “Go out, find the disabled, the lame and the blind… and bring them in.” God had brought me into His…

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March Lock Screens

March 3, 2019 | Comments Off on March Lock Screens
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March is Wheelchair Collection Month! We invite you to get involved! Download one of our lock screen images to be reminded to pray for Wheels for the World! More than 70 million people worldwide are in need of a wheelchair, yet only 10% have access to one.* In less-resourced countries, a person with limited mobility…

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The Life Changing Wheelchair

March 3, 2019 | Comments Off on The Life Changing Wheelchair
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5-year-old Amezash is used to seeing her world from the ground. Born with a disability, Amezash cannot walk or use her legs. Her mother, Akli, carries her around on her back. Akli and her husband love and care for Amezash dearly, but a wheelchair costs more than they can afford. They felt defeated knowing they…

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A Passion to Help People Impacted by Disability

March 2, 2019 | Comments Off on A Passion to Help People Impacted by Disability
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When one of my co-workers makes it into a framed photo on my desk shelf, it really means something! My shelves are speckled with photos of people and events that inspire me and keep me ‘going.’ And when I think of encouraging men who’ve made long-time investments in Wheels for the World, Dana Croxton and…

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Help Collect Wheelchairs

March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Help Collect Wheelchairs
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Earlier this week my friend Katherine Wolf posted a picture of herself on Facebook. The picture shows her sitting in a beach wheelchair, enjoying the breeze coming off the ocean. It’s a picture of a beautiful day (and lovely person!). It made me wish to be right alongside her. But with her picture she asked…

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Donate Your Used Wheelchair

March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Donate Your Used Wheelchair
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Thousands of disabled children and their parents are crying out for help. God does not ignore their cries and neither can we. Help us reach our goal to collect 100,000 wheelchairs by 2020! It is a bold initiative, but we know that together, we can deliver wheelchairs and the Gospel to 100,000 people impacted by…

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It’s Personal

February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s Personal
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As I reflect back on the forty years since the founding of Joni and Friends, I am astounded at what God has done. I was 29 years old when God gave me the vision for this ministry – I was only a young adult, but I clearly recalled my hospital-days when I witnessed so much…

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Mutual Friendship When Disability is Involved

February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Mutual Friendship When Disability is Involved
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There’s a difference between ministering to someone who has a disability and really doing life with them. While barriers like staircases and narrow doorways may keep someone with a physical disability from entering a space, there are other barriers that keep them from genuine, deep friendship. How can we take steps to tear down walls…

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