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Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast

We're answering real questions about disability and sharing hope through hardship. Whether you are personally impacted by disability or you‘re looking for practical ways to include someone with special needs in your church, you are not alone!

Join Crystal Keating each Thursday to hear from a special guest who has encountered real challenges and persevered. Each episode provides honest stories of hope, practical advice, and encouragement as you face your own challenges.

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Crystal Keating has been part of Joni and Friends for 5 years helping Joni Eareckson Tada answer thousands of calls, letters, and messages about disability, chronic illness, and holding fast to the hope we have in Christ through life’s greatest hardships. She is also a graduate student studying marriage and family counseling.

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