Our Wheels for the World Warden's Conference

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 26, 2011
  • Wheels For The World

Wardens from our partner prisons came to the IDC last week for a special conference – these are the wardens who have chosen Wheels for the World as an educational/works program for their inmates. They told us the men love working on our wheelchairs. Last weekend we finished up our conference covering best practices, safety, team building, and our new ‘universal foot pedal’ for the wheelchairs. We were especially blessed when the supervisor for the Wheels shop at Angola Prison in Louisiana presented a check for our outreach (the inmates all chipped in). Doug Mazza, president of Joni and Friends, stirred hearts with his unforgettable message; when Joni spoke, she shared Ephesians 4:28: “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.” A lot of needs among people with disabilities are being met through Joni and Friends’ partnership with 14 prisons across the U.S.! Learn more about Wheels for the World – and we invite you to support it with your prayers and gifts. Thank you, friend!


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Marta and I had a fantastic time and learned a great deal about all of the wonderful things the Joni & Friends organization does. I look forward to our next conference, perhaps in North Carolina? Thanks.
  • Oct. 23, 2011
  • 9:44 a.m.
  • Jon Miner
Thank you for such an outstanding conference. You all went overboard to make us all feel welcome and appreciated. I am truely inspired by all the wonderful programs and the personnel at Joni and Friends. May God bless you all.
  • Oct. 5, 2011
  • 12:31 p.m.
  • Bill Hyatte
I am so honored and proud to be a part of The Joni&Friends Team.They touch so many hearts with all the great things they do! May God continue to bless you!
  • Sept. 29, 2011
  • 2:42 p.m.
  • Terry Futrelle
let the light shine through your ministry i am proud of you guys!
  • Sept. 28, 2011
  • 3:27 p.m.
  • antonia
My heart is so encouraged by your ministry! May God continue to bless it and you all greatly!
  • Sept. 28, 2011
  • 5:47 a.m.
  • Marcy Mutter