June 2018

Your Prayers and Gifts Changed Cristina’s Future

Thousands of children with disabilities in developing countries like Romania urgently need kid-sized wheelchairs. They are in critically short supply and very expensive; in fact, wheelchairs can sometimes cost up to a year’s salary, which most families with special needs children cannot afford...

Eva in Uganda

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 27, 2018
  • Cause 4 Life

Disability has always been a part of Eva’s (shown left in photo) life. Growing up with her brother, James, on the Autism spectrum, she’s always had the desire to adopt skills to help her brother solve the every-day challenges he faces. This turned into a calling to minister to people in the disability community, so when she heard about our Cause 4 Life internship in Uganda, she was ready to join the team!

While in Uganda, Eva went through our Beyond Suffering Curriculum and was trained on the biblical view of disability, a theology of suffering, and a practical application of serving people affected by disability. She also visited the Kampala School for the Physically Handicapped, where she was able to share special needs resources with the teachers and staff...

You Sent the Truth and Love of Jesus Worldwide!

You’ve shared the good news of the Gospel in Ghana, Cuba, Brazil, and Peru through Wheels for the World. Through your prayers and generosity, you provided these children with new opportunities and hope in Jesus! With every wheelchair you send, each recipient receives a Bible and a Joni book in their language. They also receive a Gospel bracelet as they hear the Gospel from a local pastor. The Gospel Bracelet consists of six beads: black representing sin (Rom. 3:23); red representing Christ’s blood (Rom. 5:8); white representing forgiveness (Isa. 1:18); blue representing baptism (Acts 2:42); green representing growth (2 Pet. 3:18); and yellow...   

From the Heart—A Letter from Ken Tada

Thank you for the way you love and support my wonderful wife. I saw it when I helped Joni go through the many Happy Birthday wishes you recently sent in. (She was so touched!) And I see it every day as we work together to do the mission of Joni and Friends – you are standing by her...


Brand New Lighthouse Tote!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 19, 2018
  • What's New in Our Store

The Lighthouse Tote features artwork by Joni Eareckson Tada on both sides. For only $25, this tote is the perfect accessory for any person on the go. With a light tan interior and zipper top, this spacious and sturdy tote is ideal for carrying your Bible, supplies, and more! It is great to use for a trip to...

Poland International Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 14, 2018
  • International Family Retreat

We’re so excited for what God has planned for our Poland International Family Retreat this year! Held on the coast of the Baltic Sea, this Retreat gives families affected by disability a place to connect while participating in Bible studies, worship, crafts, games, and more. 

Our team will be led by Heather, one of our fantastic Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) who serves each year at our Spruce Lake Family Retreat. But last year, Heather stepped out in faith and traveled overseas to experience Family Retreat in Poland. And almost immediately, she was blown away by the integration of the international body of Christ! They all worked together as a team to...

Transform Lives for Jesus Every Month!

Do you want to transform a life for Jesus every month? Today, you can bring joy and hope to children, adults, and families affected by disability all over the world! Whether it’s $25, $50, $100, or more you can provide practical help and share the love of Jesus with someone affected by...

Higher Ground

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 7, 2018
  • 1 Comment

I was on my way to the airport when a car suddenly veered in front of us on the freeway. Ken slammed on the brakes, my chest restraint snapped, and my body tumbled forward. I landed on the floor! We quickly pulled over, and Ken carefully lifted me back in my wheelchair. Breathless and...

“For My Daddy Showed Me So...”

Several years ago, Nancy wrote to tell me the deep struggles she and her husband wrestled with over placing their severely handicapped son, Brad, in a residential facility. Should they bring him home? Did the family have enough support? I tried to give the family some tools to make those critical...