January 2015

Thank You, Awana Kids!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 30, 2015
  • 1 Comment
  • Joni's Posts, Wheels For The World

Joni and Awana Kids!Recently the local chapter of Awanas decided to make Wheels for the World their missions project – after working hard doing chores in the home, the yard, and the neighborhood, these boys and girls collected enough money to sponsor five pediatric wheelchairs! (Every time a kid brought in their earnings, they...

Josiah's Lesson

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 23, 2015
  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Joni and JosiahOn my shelf sits this photo of me and Josiah, enjoying a little play-time at last summer's Spruce Lake Family Retreat. Whenever I glance at it, I'm reminded of the uplifting words of Psalm 36:5, "Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies." Truly, from the lips of infants He has ordained praise (Psalm 8:2). Thank you, Josiah – and I thank God today for how He uses everything and everybody to keep pointing us to His glorious Word!

Wanna Know What Happens at Family Retreat?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 22, 2015
  • Family Retreats

kids playing under a parachutegirl feeding a donkey at the petting zoo
FRIENDS! Volunteers are the heart of Family Retreat. What does it take to serve? A willing heart and a loving pair of hands. In one short week, God can use you to lift a disabled child or adult to new awareness of God’s power at work in their weakness. And in the process, you’ll climb higher with Jesus, too, as you see His love reflected back to you through your special new friend.

STRENGTH! Under the banner of God’s great love and surrounded by His people, Joni and Friends builds families that stand strong for a lifetime. As beautiful family memories are made at Family Retreat, moms and dads and kids find wholeness and unity...

New Ministry and Missions Academy Arizona

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 6, 2015
  • Cause 4 Life

Cause 4 Life InternsCause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships

Cause 4 Life's new academy offers interns the opportunity to serve alongside the Joni and Friends Arizona staff and leadership. Interns will be educated on the biblical view on disability and trained in servant leadership, biblical justice and international disability ministry.


Heart for the Disabled Week

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 5, 2015
  • Radio

Joni at the mic in the recording studioIt’s that time again… Heart for the Disabled Week! This week on Joni and Friends radio, Joni is sharing about five special needs families that can really use the encouragement of Christ. Each day, as Joni shares about a family that attended last year’s Family Retreat, she’ll give you the opportunity to encourage them by sending a Valentine’s card, scripture, or brief note letting them that you are praying for their family. Mail in your note to Joni and Friends and we’ll bundle up all the cards that come in and send them to the families in time for Valentine’s Day! Their hearts will be strengthened to receive a word of encouragement from you – so check out all the details on the Joni and Friends radio page