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Tuesday, July 13th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 13, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13th Update from Joni: I was so happy to wheel through the front doors of Joni and Friends yesterday, my first day back at work. Well… it wasn’t ‘work,’ so much as a chance to thank every co-laborer I encountered for their prayers and support! The Center was abuzz with visitors, conference rooms…

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My Husband Ken Tada

By Joni and Friends | July 13, 2010
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My husband Ken has always been an inspiration to me, but during the last month or so, my love and respect for him as skyrocketed – as you know, I recently had surgery for breast cancer and am currently undergoing treatment. NEVER has there been a more helpful, considerate, caring husband than Ken! He ought to be…

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July 12 – Monday Morning Thoughts from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 12, 2010
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I think about Ephesians 3:10 a lot these days — like this past weekend when I was alone in the backyard with the breeze and birds… “It’s now God’s purpose that, through the church, his manifold wisdom should be made known to the powers and principalities in the heavenly realms.” Translation? With this cancer, my…

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Billy Burnett’s Story

By Joni and Friends | July 12, 2010
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Joni and Friends’ Vice President of Administration, Billy Burnett, shares about growing up in the South amidst poverty and racism. Billy tells how the values instilled in him by his loving Christian parents led to success in business before God called him to ministry and work at Joni and Friends.

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Friday, July 9th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 9, 2010
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Friday, July 9th Update from Joni:   There’s nothing like a little hymn-harmonizing with visitors to make one’s spirits soar — that’s what happened when several JAF friends popped by to drop off flowers and food. Before I knew it, we were belting out “In Christ alone, my hope is found; he is my rock,…

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Thursday, July 8th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 8, 2010
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Thursday, July 8th Update from Joni: Although today, July 8, marks the date my sister Kathy had originally arranged to fly back to Maryland, she’s graciously offered to stay another two weeks — hooray! The last 10 days have been such a blessing as Kathy has helped with my medical needs, assisted with meals and…

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Wednesday, July 7th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 7, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7th Update: I enjoyed a heartwarming visit from my quadriplegic friend, Vicky Olivas, who underwent surgery for cancer several years ago. Just seeing her sitting in her wheelchair with her bright smile and happy spirit was such an encouragement – my friend is a true example that although “outwardly we may be wasting…

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Tuesday, July 6th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 6, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6th Update: The precious hours I was strong enough to sit up over the holiday weekend were almost all spent in our backyard, enjoying the breezes and blue sky. Ice packs, helping me drink lots of water, and keeping my arm elevated were Kathy’s responsibility, while Ken helped set up the portable keyboard…

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Friday, July 2nd Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 2, 2010
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Friday, July 2nd Update: Today was my first real day of feeling like myself – four days after pretty serious surgery :-). And just to prove it, I posted a quick video of me and my sister. Ken and I are so grateful for Kathy’s help this week and I think she may even extend her…

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Thursday, July 1st Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 1, 2010
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Thursday, July 1st Update: With her hospital stay behind her, Joni is taking the next several weeks to rest and recuperate from surgery. Today Joni and Ken met with a home health nurse to go over the details of tending to her surgical site. Her sister Kathy has flown in from Maryland to help with…

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