November 2018

2019 Family Retreat Schedule

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 30, 2018
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Volunteer at Family Retreat!

I know we’re just wrapping up November, and there’s lots of activity between now and next summer, but I couldn’t wait to share the 2019 Family Retreat Schedule. Although registration opens in January, I wanted you to take a look at the schedule now – download it and ask the Lord if He...

Today is #GivingTuesday!

Today on #GivingTuesday, you can change a life! Children and adults all around the world desperately need help and hope. Your gift will send a wheelchair and the hope of the Gospel to those who need it most, like Zoltan.

Caribbean Pines

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 23, 2018
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The Tamiami Trail is a long, straight highway across Florida’s south Everglades. When I drove it with a friend, I was struck by the wild, rugged, oddly beautiful pine trees dotting the landscape...

Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 19, 2018
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Joni Eareckson Tada

*Joni’s Surgery Update - 11/26/18

Thank you for praying! This afternoon, Joni underwent surgery to remove the cancer from a small nodule that had developed at the site of her 2010 mastectomy. We are happy to report that Joni’s doctors are pleased with the outcome of the surgery and she is resting comfortably. Joni is incredibly grateful for your prayers and encouragement; she is lifting up prayers of thanksgiving for all of you who have prayed on her behalf.

As further information regarding Joni’s health is available, updates will be shared on the Joni and Friends blog and Facebook page. Thank you again for praying!

National Family Caregivers Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 16, 2018
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  • Disability Awareness

November is National Family Caregivers month and we happily recognize the countless hours that caregivers devote to meeting needs of their loved ones! If you support a loved one with their health or management of a disability, you are SO appreciated! And we know that you need support and encouragement, too.

New Disability Ministry Resource – Beyond Our Church Walls

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 9, 2018
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  • What's New in Our Store

Beyond Our Church WallsIf you invite us, don’t send us away…

The Great Commission, given by Jesus to his disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

As God’s redeemed people, we are called to go beyond our church walls to help bridge the gap—the gap that all people experience between themselves and Christ (this is evangelism), and the gap between the church and individuals affected by disability (this is accessible outreach). Are you looking for strategies to help bridge these gaps in your community? The final book...

On Giving Tuesday...

Your Gift Will Give a Child New Life

There is a small home in the poverty-stricken village of Brasov, Romania. In this home, lives a young boy named Zoltan, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Unable to move freely, Zoltan has spent most of his life in the shadows of his home.

If you could change the life of a disabled child who is isolated and overlooked...

Therefore...

Notice the “therefore” in today’s reading. Jesus was on a journey of humility – he was God, but he made himself nothing. He was a servant, but he was utterly obedient, even unto death. And not only an average death, but death on the cross. At each level, Jesus humbles himself more. And the...

Make an Eternal Difference on #GivingTuesday

Thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. They have been deemed unclean and isolated from their community. Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Together, we...