February 2013

Families are Strengthened in Christ

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 26, 2013
  • Family Retreats

Twins Marly and Seth huggingSeth blowing bubbles with his family

The Boehm family stands out in a crowd. With four children under seven years old, they’ve got their hands full! The two oldest are twins, Seth and Marly. Seth has Down syndrome. Next come two more energetic little boys. At Family Retreat, your prayer is bringing healing and strength to all six hearts. “In the world, kids with disabilities are...

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 20, 2013
  • Joni's Posts, What's New in Our Store, Video Archives

Purchase your copy of Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story today!

It's surprising how many marriages are beginning to crack under the pressure of suffering, depression, illness and pain. It's why Ken and I just wrote our new book Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story. After more than 30 years of marriage, we're peeling back the curtain to reveal some of the toughest years of our life together. Yes, it is definitely an untold story… but we hope the lessons learned through our depression, pain, and cancer will bolster others to 'stick with their vows, for better or for worse.' Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story will be out soon, but you can get a sneak preview now by watching this video – then please, share it with your friends!

The Gift of Joey

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 18, 2013
  • Radio, Video Archives

When Jasmine’s little brother, Joey, with spina bifida passed away, their family saw God’s love through the help of Family Retreat friends and volunteers. Jasmine knew that Joey’s wheelchair was to become a gift of hope to some other child with a disability, but never did she expect the plans that God had for her life and the life of others. You won’t want to miss this inspirational message, so click here to watch this video clip of Jasmine and her story.

A Young Leader is Equipped for Global Impact

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 12, 2013
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  • Cause 4 Life

Jenny helping a boy with disability during her internshipPrayer opens doors – just ask Jenny Romanow! Jenny is pursuing a Master’s Degree in developmental disabilities. But she was looking for a way to merge her profession with her faith. The Joni and Friends internship program was God’s answer to her prayer. Through the internship program, Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability equips college students and young professionals for Christian leadership in disability ministry. Interns first experience classes and training at Joni and Friends International Disability Center, then serve at a Family Retreat and on an international disability ministry outreach. “The experience opened...

A Servant's Heart

Kay volunteering at Joni and FriendsKay Norris remembers when Joni and Friends was a tiny start-up ministry occupying two cramped offices in Van Nuys, California. The year was 1982 – the same year Kay began volunteering. “I realized right away that Joni was the beginning of a movement, a ministry that would change lives and change the world,” says Kay. “It’s a dynamic and loving ministry that has changed my own life just by being close to it.” Today, retired from her teaching career, Kay still faithfully arrives every Monday morning at the International Disability Center to volunteer in the place she loves so much. For 30 years she’s put her special touch on almost every department of the ministry, using her organizational skills to keep the wheels rolling smoothly. “Through my years at Joni and Friends, I’ve learned to love people because they are God’s creation. No matter how different we all are, each one is...

Fold and Seal Postcards - 50% Off!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 1, 2013
  • What's New in Our Store

Fold and Seal PostcardsLast chance sale on Joni and Friends Fold and Seal Postcards! Featuring Joni’s art and selected scripture, these handy, self-sealing postcards are a delightful way to send a quick note - just write, fold, and mail. Now 50% off, these cards won’t be available much longer. Don’t miss out - purchase yours today!