Joni and Friends Blog

You Sent the Truth and Love of Jesus Worldwide!

You’ve shared the good news of the Gospel in Ghana, Cuba, Brazil, and Peru through Wheels for the World. Through your prayers and generosity, you provided these children with new opportunities and hope in Jesus! With every wheelchair you send, each recipient receives a Bible and a Joni book in their language. They also receive a Gospel bracelet as they hear the Gospel from a local pastor. The Gospel Bracelet consists of six beads: black representing sin (Rom. 3:23); red representing Christ’s blood (Rom. 5:8); white representing forgiveness (Isa. 1:18); blue representing baptism (Acts 2:42); green representing growth (2 Pet. 3:18); and yellow...   

Brand New Lighthouse Tote!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 19, 2018
  • What's New in Our Store

The Lighthouse Tote features artwork by Joni Eareckson Tada on both sides. For only $25, this tote is the perfect accessory for any person on the go. With a light tan interior and zipper top, this spacious and sturdy tote is ideal for carrying your Bible, supplies, and more! It is great to use for a trip to...

Poland International Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 14, 2018
  • International Family Retreat

We’re so excited for what God has planned for our Poland International Family Retreat this year! Held on the coast of the Baltic Sea, this Retreat gives families affected by disability a place to connect while participating in Bible studies, worship, crafts, games, and more. 

Our team will be led by Heather, one of our fantastic Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) who serves each year at our Spruce Lake Family Retreat. But last year, Heather stepped out in faith and traveled overseas to experience Family Retreat in Poland. And almost immediately, she was blown away by the integration of the international body of Christ! They all worked together as a team to...

Transform Lives for Jesus Every Month!

Do you want to transform a life for Jesus every month? Today, you can bring joy and hope to children, adults, and families affected by disability all over the world! Whether it’s $25, $50, $100, or more you can provide practical help and share the love of Jesus with someone affected by...

Higher Ground

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 7, 2018
  • 1 Comment

I was on my way to the airport when a car suddenly veered in front of us on the freeway. Ken slammed on the brakes, my chest restraint snapped, and my body tumbled forward. I landed on the floor! We quickly pulled over, and Ken carefully lifted me back in my wheelchair. Breathless and...

“For My Daddy Showed Me So...”

Several years ago, Nancy wrote to tell me the deep struggles she and her husband wrestled with over placing their severely handicapped son, Brad, in a residential facility. Should they bring him home? Did the family have enough support? I tried to give the family some tools to make those critical...

Wise Singing

The other week during Sunday worship service, I was singing, “Take my voice and let me sing; always, only, for my King... Take my silver and my gold – not a mite would I withhold... Take my will and make it Thine – it shall be no longer mine...” Suddenly I was jolted, What in the world am I...

Hints of Heaven

Will heaven's ecstasy go on forever? Is it true we will never become bored? Will it really be as glorious as the Bible insists? God sprinkles hints of heaven on earth to give us an inkling -- just a small glimpse -- of how pleasurable heaven will be. I catch hints of heaven in magnificent sunsets that...

Real Families, Real Needs Facebook Giveaway!

Enter our Facebook Giveaway for your chance to win a FREE copy of our newest book, Real Families, Real Needs! When a disability diagnosis enters a family, everyone is affected – everyone’s life changes. But friend, you’re not alone. We can grow stronger together as we look to God’s Word...

Jodie's Story

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 16, 2018
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  • International Family Retreat

It’s such a privilege being able to see Short Term Missionaries from Domestic Family Retreats take a leap of faith and share the gospel with families at our International Family Retreats! Jodie has been a faithful volunteer with Joni and Friends for 10 years, serving at both Spruce Lake Family Retreat...

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