International Family Retreat - Ghana 1

June 23 - July 5, 2016 · Tema, Ghana
  • Estimated STM Cost: $3,300

About This Retreat

Please call 818-575-1715 for more information.

International Family Retreat in GhanaHow can we as a church come alongside and rescue families, especially if they are affected by disability? How can parents fully realize God's unique calling for them when they are marginalized by their community, and their children are looked down on and treated as an eyesore, a mistake, and as an embarrassment to society? Joni remembers Ghana as the place where, “God is always bigger to those who need Him most.”

At the Ghana family retreat, families affected by disability are welcomed, accepted, and loved. Volunteers from a local church come together to embody Christ's church and serve as His hands and feet. Each child with disability is paired up with a buddy and participates in a VBS-style children's program. Parents are affirmed and receive much needed respite. During small group discussions, they are able to listen and encourage one another. They are led to God's word so they can gain a biblical perspective on God's purpose for disability and their family.

We are looking for servants who desire to share their expertise in children, youth and adult programs, in family recreation, as well as volunteer training. We also invite Physical and Occupational Therapists, Behavior Specialists and Special Education teachers to conduct workshops and provide families with one-on-one consultations. Use your expertise to equip family members with fresh ideas and alternative ways that they can help their child reach developmental and communication milestones, increase physical movement, and participate in fun and meaningful activities with family, church and community.

We have ministered in Ghana for over 15 years and have seen God do many amazing things in the hearts of those with disabilities. Pass on the joy that you have in Christ, and be an encouragement to both families and volunteers to live out their experience of a Christ-focused disability community in their day-to-day lives. This is a barrier free outreach. We provide all training and airfare.

For more information, contact us at ifr@joniandfriends.org or give us a call at 818-575-1715.

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For Volunteers (STMs)

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