“Here We Both Hear God!”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 13, 2012
  • Family Retreats

STM William and Judy who is non-verbalLanette pushing her son Juddy in his wheelchair
At Family Retreats, God uses your prayer to restore families with the healing love of Christ through inspiring teaching, worship, and Christ-centered fellowship. For these families that live with disability, the exhaustion and isolation of everyday life never seem to end – until they arrive at Family Retreat! “We drive through the gates, and people are cheering and calling out our names!” says Lanette. “My son Juddy realizes, ‘At Family Retreat they know me personally. I am important to God!’ Family Retreat completely takes away our isolation. Here we are loved and unconditionally accepted.” “During the year, we are so bogged down that our spiritual lives suffer,” explains Lanette. “At Family Retreat, I can focus on my relationship with Christ. The messages from the retreat pastor remind me that God is still there. When I leave, I’m spiritually renewed.” Lanette’s 17-year-old son, Juddy, loves to tell people about God’s love. So, Short Term Missionary, William, taught Juddy how to use sign language to share the Gospel. “Juddy understands that if people don’t know Christ, they won’t be in heaven. He wants them to be there so he shares the Good News as often as he can.” Through your prayers, God transforms lives at Family Retreat. “Family Retreat reminds us that Juddy’s life is a blessing to the world – that he matters to God, and so do I,” says Lanette. “Here, we both hear God.”


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This is so awesome. I am believing God to go to one of these retreats next summer. I volunteer at my church with the Special needs/ Respite care ministry. I would love to work at a Ranch full time with Special needs children. My dream is to have my own ranch one day. Blessings to you Nd your Ministry as you continue to serve Him. Elsie
  • Sept. 15, 2012
  • 10:51 a.m.
  • Elsie Knuth
it´s my birthday and i was just lying in bed thanking God for all the blessings of my life when i suddenly thought of you, Joni, and i remembered all those years ago when a healthy young woman began reading your books. they prepared me not so much for a life of suffering, but for my life with Christ, especially in understanding the purpose of the Cross as it continues in my life. i´m so grateful that the Lord brought your books into my life all those years ago and wanted to tell you so on my birthday! God bless and keep you...
  • Sept. 14, 2012
  • 12:30 a.m.
  • lorna