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Special Message From Joni

June 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Special Message From Joni
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A Special Message From Joni, June 23rd: You have always been so faithful to pray for Ken and me – especially for my health. But today I bring before you a new concern. I have breast cancer.  Ken and I have been assured by our doctors that there are many new treatments for breast cancer,…

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Joni’s Traveling Girls

June 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Joni’s Traveling Girls
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Traveling across the country and around the world is such a privilege! Often my husband Ken is able to travel with me, but when he is not able to, I rely on my trusty traveling companions, Judy, Careen, and Rainey. Whether heading to the airport or leaving a hotel, you’ll often hear us singing a…

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My Friendship with Vicky

June 11, 2010 | Comments Off on My Friendship with Vicky
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Whenever I’m having a tough day in my wheelchair and need to be reminded of an eternal perspective, I give my friend Vicky Olivas a call. In 1976, Vicky suffered a high-level spinal cord injury when she was shot during an attempted rape. Her Christlike attitude and love of prayer is a constant inspiration to…

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650 Biola Grads Turn Their Tassels

May 29, 2010 | Comments Off on 650 Biola Grads Turn Their Tassels
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In La Mirada, nearly 650 undergraduates received their degrees Saturday morning during the 2010 commencement ceremony at Biola University. This year’s keynote speaker was Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center that aims to accelerate Christian ministry among the disabled community. Receiving honorary doctorates this year were Tada and Billy…

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Yours for a Song

May 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Yours for a Song
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To celebrate “Sing with Your Child” month, we’re airing a powerful video featuring my quadriplegic friend, Renee Bondi. In this video, Renee describes a moment with her son, Daniel, when he was in the hospital emergency room to get stiches and she sang to him to quiet his fears.

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Restoring Hope Through Wheelchairs and Retreats

April 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Restoring Hope Through Wheelchairs and Retreats
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Joni and Friends Mix Optimism, Success and Vision to Provide Fresh Outlook for Disabled Community Hope restored is the most rewarding benefit people have received this year through the Joni and Friends (JAF) disability ministry. Through refurbished wheelchairs in the Wheels for the World program to refreshed families in the Family Retreats, Joni and Friends…

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Joni and Friends TV Wins Telly Awards

April 7, 2010 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends TV Wins Telly Awards
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Ministry Wins People’s Silver and Bronze Honors for New Two-Part Series, ‘Making Sense of Autism’ Now in its 31st year of recognizing excellence and creativity in commercials and non-broadcast video and television programs, the Telly Awards have announced that Joni and Friends TV ministry has been honored with a People’s Telly Silver and a Telly…

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