July 2018


  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 29, 2018
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Tomorrow marks the anniversary of my diving accident – decades have passed since that fateful day I crunched my neck, then floated helplessly paralyzed, face-down in shallow water. Someone once asked, “Didn’t you panic when you were in the water? You were running out of breath... weren’t...

Serve at our Chicago Urban Family Retreat!

Do you live in the Chicago area and feel God's calling to serve families affected by disability? We need you! Join us as a Short-Term-Missionary (STM) at our Chicago Urban Family Retreat from August 15-19. All you need is a willing heart, open hands, and the joy of the Lord! No experience is necessary...

We Praise God for You!

Your faithfulness sends the hope of the Gospel to families affected by disability all over the world!

Joni — An Unforgettable Story

Joni’s autobiography will take you through her accident in 1967 that left her a quadriplegic...

The Sufferings of Jesus

In heaven, not only will our sufferings win us merit, the sufferings of Jesus will have an eternal perspective, too. Our Lord will be honored as the slain Lamb. His sufferings will never be forgotten. Unlike us, he will always visibly bare his wounds to the universe, and for that, God the Father, Son...

Introducing Children to Disability

Disability ministry is a unique blessing which teaches many invaluable lessons. It blesses not only the families affected by disability, but the church as a whole. Children can be especially blessed by the introduction of disability into their lives; it can provide them a way to serve and love others...

51 Weeks

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 14, 2018
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  • Family Retreats

When a child is diagnosed with a disability, it affects the whole family 24/7. Rarely is relief or support available to them, and the challenges they face daily are made worse by isolation. But there’s one week out of the year that’s different! For the Light family and hundreds of other special needs...

Pray for International Family Retreats

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 12, 2018
  • International Family Retreat

The months of July and August are busy for our International Family Retreats (IFRs)! Hundreds of families affected by disability all around the world will enjoy fun games, crafts, outdoor recreation, and much-needed rest. At each Retreat, these families will hear the Gospel message, some for...

A Word from Doug Mazza

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 8, 2018
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After 20 years of faithful service, our President and Chief Operating Officer Doug Mazza is retiring...

Our Cause 4 Life Interns in Mexico!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 6, 2018
  • Cause 4 Life

Last week, our Arizona Cause 4 Life interns traveled to Rocky Point, Mexico to serve the disability community. On their first day, the team visited a school for students with special needs. They had so much fun playing games and spending time with each of the students – it was amazing to see...


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