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Joni and Friends® - News & Press Releases

Looking Back. Looking Forward.

  • Mon, Jan 13, 2014

This year, Joni and Friends® is celebrating 35 years of ministry to people affected by disability.

"From the very beginning, I wanted it to be built on the foundation that the Bible is sufficient for every one of our needs. It's why I spent so much time earnestly studying the Bible to grasp God's goodness in suffering, as well as His sovereignty in affliction."  -- Joni Eareckson Tada.

Looking Back by way of Instagram!

During the month of January, the ministry is inviting friends to share their favorite Joni and Friends® ministry moments via Instagram. Between January 8 and ...

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Train Up a Child . . .

  • Tue, Nov 19, 2013

My Sunday nights are spent with 51 six to eight year old children.

There's the Anderson triplets (who yes, look exactly the same).  There's the little girl whose last name I still can't pronounce correctly: Ruzgerian. And then there's Brayden.

We have the largest group of AWANA Sparks ever - each boy and girl is special and unique - each one a blessing.  Brayden, though, is on a journey all his own.

Six year old Bryaden was born with Vacterl.   VACTERL association is a disorder that affects many body systems. VACTERL stands for vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac ...

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Six Anchors to Buoy the Spirit

  • Tue, Oct 1, 2013

The Waiting RoomI've not known the journey of cancer personally, but I've experienced the depths of other valleys.

This October 3rd marks 3 years since Joni Eareckson Tada finished chemotherapy.  In this month's "Joni and Friends®" programs, Joni shares about the six anchors which buoyed her spirit on her cancer journey -- anchors which should encourage listeners no matter what "valleys" they face today:

1. You're not alone.  Joni reminds us that even in a big chemo chair, God is sitting next to us.

2. God is sovereign.  We look at life's challenges through a narrow lens while ...

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