International Volunteer Week

  • Oct. 30, 2011
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I’m so impressed by the volunteers at our Joni and Friends Family Retreats. I’m thinking especially of Bill, a college kid.

This is Joni Eareckson Tada. I’m so impressed by the volunteers at our Joni and Friends Family Retreats. I’m thinking especially of Bill, a college kid. He came knowing nothing about wheelchairs or walkers and was assigned to help Charlie with Down syndrome. Charlie is the kind of kid who doesn’t stop talking and constantly spills things. Bill was getting really frustrated and was ready to call it quits. But that evening as the volunteers came together, he listened to others share what they were learning from their experiences, as well as the Word of God; verses like “Endure hardship like a good soldier” and “Each of you should learn to look out for other’s interests before your own.” These Bible verses and more really hit home for Bill. He got a new perspective; it made all the difference! Let the Word of God shape your thoughts about kids like Charlie at joniandfriends.org.

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