August 2016

Ken in Cuba with Wheels for the World

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 31, 2016
  • Joni's Posts, International, Video Archives, Wheels For The World

KenEarlier this season, my husband served on a Wheels for the World team in Cuba, helping to fit children with disabilities to their new wheelchairs. Before Ken left, I autographed a Spanish Joni book and said to him, "Would you please give this to a little girl in Cuba, and tell her it's from me?" 

Joy, Hope and God's Love at Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 30, 2016
  • Family Retreats, Ways to Serve

Family RetreatIt can be all too common to hear special-needs families say, “We don’t always feel like our family is loved and accepted.” All year long, families caring for a disabled child live on the brink of exhaustion, isolation and discouragement. Disability demands every ounce of energy and can rip even the strongest marriages apart. These families need your help!...

National Dog Day

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 26, 2016
  • 1 Comment
  • Disability Awareness

Service DogsIn honor of National Dog Day, we’re offering tips for how to act around service dogs – dogs that offer assistance to those with special needs.

Genuine Affection

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 25, 2016
  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Genuine AffectionJoni and Friends just finished hosting a most unique group of Cause4Life interns. Although they were from all over North America, it didn’t take long for this group of young people to form...

People Who Inspire Joni: Ellen Dibler

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 24, 2016

Ellen Dibler

I am always inspired by other women with disabilities who keep persevering through every challenge – especially women who, like me, are aging.  Meet Ellen Dibler who has lived with spina bifida longer than anyone else in the US – she’s over 70 years old, has been married to her husband Larry for over 40 years, and remains actively involved in Joni and Friends/Texas.  She and Larry have two sons and they are happy grandparents to eight wonderful grandchildren.  What inspires me most about Ellen, is her unflappable enthusiasm for life...

An Inside Look at Cause 4 Life

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 23, 2016
  • Cause 4 Life

EmmaHave you ever wondered what it's like to be an intern at Joni and Friends? Cause 4 Life intern, Emma Harold, gives you an inside look at her experience!

Joni and Friends' 4 Pillars of Sustainable Strategy

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 20, 2016
  • In the Media

BCWIRecently, Joni and Friends President and CEO, Doug Mazza, was interviewed by Best Christian Workplaces Institute about workplace culture and strategy. He shared the four primary pillars (which have more to do with people than programs) that have helped shape...

2016 Christmas Cards Available Now!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 18, 2016
  • What's New in Our Store

2016 Christmas CardsJoni's brand new 2016 Christmas Cards are now available! With stunning artwork by Joni Eareckson Tada, this year’s cards feature embossed copper and foil details! The elegant designs of The Nativity...

Thank You!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 16, 2016
  • Ways to Serve

Thank YouThank you for faithfully offering your prayers, time and treasure to reach those who might never have heard the Good News of Jesus. Jesus Christ is the only one who can bring joy out of misery. You are helping children who live with disabilities all over the world to discover the love and hope found only in Christ. Because of your faithfulness and partnership in ministry, many more children and families affected by disability will be given new life. You are truly an investor in Christ’s kingdom!

The Lord is my Shepherd - 2017 Planner

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 10, 2016
  • Joni's Posts, What's New in Our Store

2017 PlannerWhen I lie down at night, ‘staring at the ceiling’ is a natural position for a quadriplegic like me. But I enjoy using that time to recite my favorite names for Jesus – I’ll whisper, calling Him my Wonderful Counselor, my Savior and Deliverer, Living Water and Bread of Heaven. But as chronic pain and...

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