While we often speak of partnership in ministry, there are some moments at which the relationships we enjoy in Christian broadcasting become intensely meaningful.
Today is such a time.
We want to share with you an important update from Joni Eareckson Tada concerning her health ... and ask you to be praying for her and Ken, and for the "Joni and Friends®" ministry.
You can read the news from Joni firsthand here. As you do that, I'm sure you will be "stopped short" yet again by her remarkable, grace-filled outlook on the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Because Joni has always been transparent about her spiritual journey--including the realities of her physical challenges--she'll be speaking to "Joni and Friends®" listeners on her broadcast tomorrow (Thursday 6/24) with this information. Even in the midst of this very sobering situation, she continues to bring inspiration and encouragement. Please take a moment to listen to the broadcast now.
To assist you in responding to listeners directly, we've included suggested copy for your station team's use. Being confident your listeners will want to stay updated on Joni's progress, and perhaps share their own personal word of encouragement in return, we've included the best way to do that.
Most of all ... please join us in praying for this beloved saint who has already done so much by faithful life example. Pray not only for His healing touch upon her but also, as she would ask, that every aspect of this experience become a well-redeemed opportunity for Kingdom impact. May we echo her sentiment, sung so many times at our NRB hymn gatherings ... it is well with my soul.
News about Joni
Press release from Joni and Friends®
Suggested on-air copy for listeners
Post words of encouragement to Ken & Joni online