From the Heart

  • By: Ken Tada
  • July 10, 2017

Joni and Ken at Family Retreat

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:29-31

When I think of Joni, I think of this verse from Isaiah. Although she does not run or walk – or even use her hands – she soars like an eagle. Through 35 years of marriage, through cancer and chronic pain, I’ve seen her at her lowest, her weakest. But in those moments, I’ve also seen her trust in the Lord and find new strength every time.

I wish you could see how utterly tireless she is when it comes to the work of Joni and Friends. She just doesn’t quit. I know it’s because she understands what it feels like for other disabled people to be at their lowest – their weakest. She is driven to tell them about Jesus. And I’m so proud to be Joni’s partner in this ministry to help other disabled people like her find new strength in Christ.

I thank you for being her partner, too. And so, this month as she reaches the milestone of living 50 years in her wheelchair, please continue to be her partner with your prayers and gifts. Help her fulfill her vision to reach as many people with disabilities as possible with the Good News of Jesus. Thank you for praying for them… and thank you for praying for my incredible wife!

Celebrate with Joni  


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You have been such a great testimony to my life. I will be praying for joni, and te organization, her health, your marriage
  • July 13, 2017
  • 11:34 a.m.
  • Mariana Bugarini
Dear Joni and Ken, isaiah 40 vers 27 till 31 is also our marriage scripture 25 years ago on the 19 of june 1992! Praise the Lord for the strange He gives to us in the Netherlands and for you in the USA God is everywhere greetings and a big hug Rita and Hans Edelenbos
  • July 11, 2017
  • 2:03 p.m.
  • rita Edelenbos
Thank you and the Lord's continued blessings to you Joni and Ken as you show love to others as our Savior has shown His love to us! love you!
  • July 11, 2017
  • 7:14 a.m.
  • Kathleen Gebhardt
Looking forward to seeing you and celebrating with you at the re-screening of your movie. I love you and your ministry.
  • July 10, 2017
  • 8:20 p.m.
  • Christine Sumpter
What a blessing you two have been to each other, to so many other people and to me personally!
  • July 10, 2017
  • 4:28 p.m.
  • Carol L Darby
Yes! We understand! Celebrating the Life we have in being married to our Life partners! No mistake they are gifts from our Almight Father! We love both of you! Dee and Neil Gibbs
  • July 10, 2017
  • 4:01 p.m.
  • Dee Gibbs
Thank you....your strength in Christ is so encouraging
  • July 10, 2017
  • 1:20 p.m.
  • Diane
Every time I share your posts Joni I hear comments from my contacts how uplifting and encouraging your posts are. Thank you for honouring God by being an encourager and bringing glory to his name.
  • July 10, 2017
  • 10:34 a.m.
  • Jenni Moon
Not sure what I could add to these wonderful comments, but Joni has been an inspiration to me for a long time, and Ken you are an amazing man.
  • July 6, 2017
  • 10:09 a.m.
  • Lisa Redding
This is beautiful and I am so encouraged by these words and testimony - thank you!
  • July 6, 2017
  • 8:36 a.m.
  • Josephine Schmidt
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