God Uses You to Provide Miracles

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 5, 2013
  • Wheels For The World

Wilber receiving the Good News at a Wheels for the World outreach“I dove into the water and felt my neck crack. I floated upside down for a long time praying someone would rescue me. I held my breath and waited…” Familiar words, aren’t they? Yet these are not Joni’s words – they belong to 26-year-old Wilber Blanco in El Salvador. His diving accident resulted in quadriplegia, mirroring Joni’s injury exactly. No wonder Wilber couldn’t read Joni’s book fast enough at a recent Wheels for the World outreach. In the 18 months since the accident, Wilber has spent his days alone, lying in a chair in his grandmother’s house. His parents have moved out of the country, and Wilber longs to live with them again soon. But without a wheelchair, he has little hope for the future. Through you, God provided a strong, collapsible, travel-worthy wheelchair that will allow Wilber to rejoin his parents! But God had even greater things to give. Your support sends a Bible to every wheelchair recipient. And as the Good News was shared with Wilber, he eagerly received Christ into his life. “God saved my life for a purpose,” he said. “God uses Joni, and today I have learned that He can make something from my life, as well.” With Joni’s book and his new Bible tucked inside his wheelchair bag, Wilber has tangible proof that God is working on his behalf − and all things are possible! 

Watch this video to see and hear Wilber’s joy.


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Well, HELLO!!! I was just snooping around on the internet this evening when I stumbled onto your name. I remember being so touched by your strength and faith when you were injured. And its been SO MANY years since I heard anything about you... so I was tickled to visit your site and learn of the impressive work you have done - in the name of God. LOVE your favorite sayings.... LOVE all your favorite hymns, and suffice to say, I have added your site to my list of FAVORITES and will be frequently checking it from this point on. Bless you, Joni, for all you do! It was good to read about you! You have touched me this evening - and restored my faith..... From the heart, Luanne Blossom
  • Aug. 14, 2013
  • 8:40 p.m.
  • Luanne
I am so glad I found your site. I have read some of your first books and have the butterfly painting n wondered how you are. I knew you got married but could not find much other than that until recently. God bless you and your work. You reach so many people and help so many. You seem very happy . Did not know you were fighting cancer. I am sure many are praying for you. I plan on getting your new books and some pictures. You are a gifted painter. The world needs more people like u , your husband and family. Love Linda
  • Aug. 9, 2013
  • 1:27 p.m.
  • linda Johnson
Dear Joni, I am always edified by your words of comfort.God wants to put us into action for His Kingdom.It all starts with seeking Him first (Matthew 6:33) and the rest will come.It can give us great joy to realise that we all are precious for Him. It is not our fame with men but a devoted heart to God that counts.And our reward will be from Him and not from men.
  • July 9, 2013
  • 2:55 a.m.
  • San
Praying for Wilber - and for your ministry which has given him (and so many others!) the hope that can only come from the Lord. God bless.
  • July 7, 2013
  • 11:21 a.m.
  • Kathy Roeth
Greetings! I am looking forward to meeting you in person. May your travel to Louisville be safe and full of his mercy! It will be easy to spot me at the airport, I will have a sign. However I'm easy to recognize. Like you, I am the disciple that Jesus loves! I am praying for your time here everyday. Be Blessed!
  • July 6, 2013
  • 6:04 a.m.
  • Mrs. Reenita Dues