Joni and Friends Blog

Give a Wheelchair Today and Show Jesus’ Love

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 15, 2018
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There's a great need for wheelchairs worldwide. But through your generosity, the lives of people affected by disability across the globe are being transformed because you're sending wheelchairs and the Gospel of Christ! You may be asking, “How much difference can I really make by giving a...

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 13, 2018
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The month of August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month. In honor of that, we sat down with Tracey, who works in our Response Department, and asked her a few questions about her experience with SMA. We were encouraged by her answers and we hope you will be, too!

Tracey, you are an absolute joy to work with. What’s your secret?

Being disabled can be hard, there are certainly some days I feel like I live in a world that isn’t made for me and thankfully many other days I sail through without a thought of my limitations. Irrespective of which kind of day I am having I want to share an abundance of joy with everyone I meet, and the ways I have found to do that are exactly as Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I make it my aim to be patient with my limitations and faithful in asking God for an extra measure of grace in...

Walk in Obedience

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 11, 2018
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When we choose to follow Jesus, God enrolls us in the same school of suffering His own Son endured. Most of us really want to follow Christ and learn His lessons, but we squirm at the idea of picking up His cross every day in order to grasp those lessons. We want the deep insights of following Him...

From Joni’s Heart: 2019 Planner

If you spend any time serving with Joni and Friends, you will see firsthand the healing hope of Christ at work. Whether on a Wheels for the World outreach or at a Family Retreat, people are interested in hope – understanding it, finding, and resting in it. We tell special needs families there’s only one...

Majoring in the Minors

It’s mid-season for professional baseball, and it’s always interesting to watch which pitchers the major league teams will call up from the minor leagues. It's great that these hard-working young rookies finally get a chance to pitch in the majors! Have you ever thought of life on this earth as the “minor...

Thank You For Letting Others Learn From Your Child

What an honor it is that you share your child with others. Your child has taught me innumerable lessons. Parents, you fight for your child every day, fighting for acceptance, for fair treatment, for kind words. I am so honored when you allow and trust me to take care of your child, your prized...

Escape

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 29, 2018
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Tomorrow marks the anniversary of my diving accident – decades have passed since that fateful day I crunched my neck, then floated helplessly paralyzed, face-down in shallow water. Someone once asked, “Didn’t you panic when you were in the water? You were running out of breath... weren’t...

Serve at our Chicago Urban Family Retreat!

Do you live in the Chicago area and feel God's calling to serve families affected by disability? We need you! Join us as a Short-Term-Missionary (STM) at our Chicago Urban Family Retreat from August 15-19. All you need is a willing heart, open hands, and the joy of the Lord! No experience is necessary...

We Praise God for You!

Your faithfulness sends the hope of the Gospel to families affected by disability all over the world!

Joni — An Unforgettable Story

Joni’s autobiography will take you through her accident in 1967 that left her a quadriplegic...

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