Happy 69th Birthday, Joni!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 15, 2018

Today, we are celebrating Joni’s 69th birthday! We continue to see the Lord’s faithfulness in her life as she pours out her heart into the ministry of Joni and Friends. And as she celebrates today, she remembers the hundreds of believers who prayed for her healing when she was first injured. They prayed earnestly that she would be restored to full health. But it’s clear that God had a deeper healing in mind for her than just arms and legs that worked. Joni shares that:

“I'm convinced God used those long-ago prayers to give a ‘double’ answer: my spiritual healing and the miraculous years of good health I’ve enjoyed despite a broken body. Look, I know personally the disappointment of prayers that seem to go unanswered, but today, as I celebrate another astounding birthday, I also celebrate the fact that, in the words of Ephesians, God ‘is able… to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.’”

Friend, there are still so many people weighed down by disability. Through the years, we have met so many children at Family Retreats and Wheels for the World outreaches around the world, all desperately needing the hope of Jesus Christ. So friend, will you join in on the celebration? Help us honor Joni today with a birthday gift that will accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community!

Honor Joni Today!  


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Joni & Ken, Wanting to be sure you are safe as we read of the devastation caused by the wild fires out there. Trusting your home is ok. And Joni, you are blessed by God, 69 & you are catching up with the rest of your Woodlawn classmates. Remembering last year when we were all together on your birthday! God bless & keep you. With love, Paul and Linda
  • Nov. 12, 2018
  • 12:02 p.m.
  • Paul & Linda Ecker
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joni and the LORD'S blessings to you on your very special day. Thank you for being such a blessing to me and to millions. Love, Hugs and!Prayers for you.
  • Oct. 28, 2018
  • 7:18 a.m.
  • Kelly
A Very Happy Birthday Joni have a wonderful day love & God's blessing xx
  • Oct. 28, 2018
  • 12:47 a.m.
  • Mrs Elsie Wilson
Happy Birthday Joni! Thankful for your open heart to him no matter your circumstances and hardship. God is good all the time, and all the time God is good! We love you and Ken.
  • Oct. 18, 2018
  • 6:16 a.m.
  • Christina Schipper
Happy, Happy, Birthday, Joni. May your day be blessed from start to finish. You are a blessing to so many, including me. My day cannot start without reading your devotional. Have your books, too. I have learned so much from your writings. You are my hero.
  • Oct. 15, 2018
  • 10:10 a.m.
  • claudia vess
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONI!!! Congrats and God bless you today and in everything you do!! much love and prayers on your special day from Marja and Markku
  • Oct. 15, 2018
  • 9:55 a.m.
  • Marja Poutiainen
Happy Birthday, Joni! Since 1978. I've read your books and have heard you speak. Over the years, your transparency and insights have inspired me to stay close to God and to seek Him even more during the hardest seasons. Recently your life has challenged me to press in deeper still and to see the value of suffering and both you and Ken remain examples of physical and spiritual courage, thank you. Happy Birthday, Joni! May God's goodness and mercy follow you today!
  • Oct. 15, 2018
  • 7:43 a.m.
  • Debbie
Congratulations!!! a card is underway. Or has been arrived!! Happy birthday!!!
  • Oct. 15, 2018
  • 4:13 a.m.
  • Rita Edelenbos