Go-ers and Send-ers Share Hope Overflowing (Part 2)

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 31, 2014
  • Family Retreats

(Read Part 1)

Ernest became a friend and mentor to Chris at Family Retreat.Ernest was paired as an STM for Chris, a recent college graduate. With Ernest’s mentorship, Chris began to dream about a possible career path in outdoor education. “Chris and I are praying together every day and we’re watching amazing things unfold,” said Ernest. “I’ve made new friends this week and am helping with sports and recreation,” Chris shared, “It’s awesome how God has opened doors for me this week!”

Kai and LilyLily wants her family to impact others with God’s love. Leading by example, Lily served as an STM to little Kai, who has Down syndrome. Lily’s younger daughter, Melodie, was a buddy to Kai’s sister. “Joni and Friends works with the whole family – not just the person with the disability,” Lily discovered. “Family Retreat has given us the opportunity to share Christ’s love by giving families the gift of respite,” she shared. “It’s beautiful.”

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