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Peace Amid the Dangers of Haiti

By Joni and Friends | March 22, 2019
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In Haiti, the Joni and Friends Wheels for the World team began each day with a devotional. It was a time to share the excitement of the previous day and also encourage one another to continue the good work. Philippians 4:6 was shared, “Do not be anxious about anything.” Little did the team know, God…

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An Unexpected Diagnosis: Moving from Fear to Hope

By Joni and Friends | March 21, 2019
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify When Shauna arrived at the doctor’s office for her four-month ultrasound, the question on her mind was what color to paint the nursery. But after an unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome, she and her husband left with more questions than answers. “I pinched myself. I literally pinched myself. The one…

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Rock My Socks!

By Joni Eareckson-Tada | March 21, 2019
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Most mornings, I don’t have to think hard about my footwear. Since my socks and shoes don’t get worn out from walking, they last for years! Yet today, I spent a little extra time getting dressed. It’s because I want to Rock my Socks! Here at Joni and Friends, and even across the globe, people…

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No Longer on the Island of Disability

By Shauna Amick | March 20, 2019
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God sets the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6). This looks different for each person, of course. For me, my husband, and our children… Well, we felt isolated and alone – living on the island of disability – when our third baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome. In those early days of Sarah’s life, it was…

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Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!

By Shauna Amick | March 18, 2019
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World Down Syndrome Day is fast approaching! Every March 21st people all over the planet celebrate World Down Syndrome Day – a global opportunity to raise awareness about Down syndrome and showcase all of the amazing ways people with Down syndrome make the world a better place. Down syndrome is also known as trisomy 21…

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Ken Vineyard’s Gift

By Joni and Friends | March 17, 2019
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Frank Costello, a dear friend of Joni and Friends, had a passion for collecting wheelchairs. With an enthusiastic drive, a generous heart, and a profound calling to serve with Wheels for the World, Frank was a natural leader and recruited many new Chair Corps volunteers! But when Frank became ill in 2011, he knew he had…

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Join the Joni and Friends Chair Corps

By Joni and Friends | March 16, 2019
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The Joni and Friends Chair Corps team spans across the country on one mission… to collect used wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes. These items are restored and delivered to people impacted by disability in developing countries. Every wheelchair collected is the opportunity for someone to experience the love and hope of Jesus Christ! Help us provide mobility to the more…

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10 Years of El Salvador Family Retreat

By Joni and Friends | March 15, 2019
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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

By Joni and Friends | March 14, 2019
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify 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…

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Volunteer with Wheels for the World 

By Joni and Friends | March 12, 2019
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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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