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"God Bless You for Coming..."

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 26, 2017
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"God Bless You for Coming..."When you send a Bible and a wheelchair overseas to a child with a disability, the spiritual impact is life-changing for every member of the family. In Guatemala, Rosario brought her daughter, Patricia, to receive a wheelchair at our Wheels for the World outreach. Rosario’s weekly routine is grueling for her and her children. They travel 6 blocks for Patricia’s therapy, and Rosario carries her 3-year-old daughter on her back as she pushes Patricia in a stroller that she has long outgrown. Feeling hopeless and exhausted, Rosario knew she could never afford a wheelchair for her daughter. Their poverty was so great that owning a wheelchair seemed like an impossible...

The Christmas Promise

The Christmas PromiseIsaiah 9:6 is the one of the most powerful Christmas promises in Scripture – just think, God gives to us a Savior, a Rescuer, and a Healer! If we are confused or depressed, He's our Wonderful Counselor. If we are weak and defenseless, He's...

Finding Peace in Pain

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 21, 2017
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Finding Peace in PainIf you know Joni, you know that she loves what we do here at Joni and Friends, and loves the Lord Jesus. She even loves what He's taught her through 50 years of quadriplegia! But one thing she does not love is her daily chronic pain. If you’re...

Celebrating 50 Years of God's Faithfulness

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 19, 2017
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Celebrating 50 Years of God's FaithfulnessAs we’re nearing the end of Joni’s 50th Anniversary celebration, we can’t help but praise God for all that He’s done and continues to do through her life! From hosting her very first Family Retreat to delivering her 100,000th wheelchair on a Wheels for...

Serve Wholeheartedly

Serve WholeheartedlyWhen it comes to serving the Lord, some people sigh and shuffle their feet. They feel tired and drained, wishing someone else at church would volunteer for the responsibility. Christian service sounds like backbreaking work with little reward...

People Who Inspire Joni: Bernadette Todd

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 15, 2017

Bernadette Todd

People who inspire are usually those who are able to push you to reach higher, further, and longer – especially spiritually. My friend Bernadette Todd does just that. Born in Jamaica, Bernadette's muscular dystrophy caused her much pain and shame in her early years (she was even taken to a voodoo doctor for a healing potion)...

Kids' Corner Christmas Activities

Kids' Corner Christmas ActivitiesAre you looking to enjoy some quality time with your children as you get ready for Christmas? Check out our Kids’ Corner Christmas Activities! From advent action cards to Christmas bingo, our Kids’ Corner activities are sure to bring joy to your family...

Help Us Spread the Message of Christ!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 12, 2017
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The new year is fast approaching, and I know this is the time of year when many people are wondering where and how to invest their prayers and their gifts. Well, I encourage you to be a patron of the gospel. Here at Joni and Friends, we want...

5 Ways to Serve Others This Christmas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 8, 2017
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5 Ways to Serve Others this ChristmasDo you know people who are in need this holiday season? Maybe it’s a friend stuck at home with the flu, or an elderly neighbor in need of assistance. Or maybe it’s a mother with a child affected by disability, or a homeless couple with nowhere to...

A Great Christmas Gift Idea – Joni’s 2018 Planner!

2018 PlannerNeed to get someone a Christmas gift this season? Joni’s 2018 Planner is a great gift idea! The artwork on the cover and back features Joni’s beautiful painting, A Light in the Forest. Joni captured iridescent sunlight falling through trees, transforming...

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