Family Retreat - African Style!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 10, 2011
  • Family Retreats

volunteers fitting a boy with a wheelchairdirector of international family retreats standing next to an alligator
The team just arrived home from Ghana where we held one of our International Family Retreats with all the fun, flair, music and color that you’d expect in Africa. Dawn (an OT) and Jen (a PT) served at the retreat as part of our Team MED, using their combined skills to minister to each family. One little disabled boy was carried to the retreat by his parents – when we saw he had no wheelchair, Dawn and Jen went to the Disability Center and found the perfect chair. Praise God for the way He moved among the families, and thank Him for generous servants like Dawn and Jen. We have lots more International Family Retreats slated for the summer, so pray about getting involved!


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I am so happy,that all went well in Africa!!! You all do such a wonderful job!! May God bless you Joni,Ken and all that is involved with your ministries!!! Someday I hope I will go there, that has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I just want to give my cup of water in Jesus name!!! Untill then you all are in my prayers!!! God Bless!!!
  • June 13, 2011
  • 6:07 p.m.
  • Laurie
Hi Joni, I just want to THANK YOU just for being 'YOU'. You are such a great woman of God and God is truly GLORIFIED because of the way you have decided to live your life. I know you do all this, not just for yourself, but for the people who are LOST. I love you. Jesus loves you. You are an amazing woman.
  • June 13, 2011
  • 3:23 p.m.
  • Kat
Hi Joni, I would just like to thank you for just being 'YOU'. God is GLORIFIED by the way you live. So many people have known God more on a deeper level because of the way you have decided to live your own life. Praying for you.... Thank you again. Love you. Kat...
  • June 13, 2011
  • 3:19 p.m.
  • Kat
What a great blessing it was to be able to serve in this retreat in Ghana. Seeing the smiles on their faces was beautiful!! The families were all so inspired by the love of Jesus as shown by all STMs and all the workers there.
  • June 13, 2011
  • 1:19 p.m.
  • Kay Deakins
That brother is a better amn than me Magee, stooping next to an aligator. Man! Thanks for your faithfulness and love to our Savior and King, and to hurting souls in this world. Have a joyous and encouraging Lord's Day Joni and friends.
  • June 11, 2011
  • 7:26 a.m.
  • donsands
Joni, Please tell us how your health has been doing these days.I pray your pain hasn't been too bad these days. As a fellow chronic pain sufferer, I know how wearing chronic pain is! Take care and God bless you abundantly!!
  • June 10, 2011
  • 6:51 p.m.
  • Judy B