January 2017

A Resolute Life

Shauna & Sarah AmickGenesis chapter 26 recounts a time in Isaac’s life when he was forced to dig one well after another in search of life-giving water for his family and flocks. Isaac would dig a well, and his enemies would claim it as theirs. He’d dig another well, and the enemy would fill it with...

From the Heart

  • By: Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 2, 2017
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Joni and KenShortly after I broke my neck, I met a young man in rehab who told me he had been in a wheelchair for eight years. I gulped! Eight weeks of paralysis seemed impossible, but eight years?! It was unimaginable to me, a spinal-cord injured teenager who still retched at the thought of having to live the rest of...

You Send So Much More Than a Wheelchair

You Send So Much More Than a WheelchairWhen you generously send a Bible and a wheelchair overseas to a child with a disability, the spiritual impact is life-changing for every member of the family! Recently, Yesina brought her 3-year-old daughter, Karla, with physical disabilities...

Executive Profile - Joni Eareckson Tada

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, without the use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.

Executive Profile - Cate Given

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Formerly the Director of Human Resources at Joni and Friends, Cate Given began her new role with the ministry as Vice President, Human Resources in January, 2017. Her expertise in the areas of conflict resolution, staff development and benefits administration give Cate the tools she needs to serve Joni and Friends well in this position.

Area Ministries

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Joni and Friends Area Ministries are our local offices located in 19 cities throughout the United States, from Sacramento to North Carolina to New Hampshire.

Executive Profile - Doug Mazza

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Doug Mazza, President and Chief Operating Officer of Joni and Friends, has overseen an era of tremendous growth since coming to the ministry in 1999. He has taken the vision of Joni Eareckson Tada and helped make Joni and Friends the authoritative voice on Christian outreach to the world’s 660 million people with disabilities and their families.

Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Joni and Friends Family Retreats offer a haven for special needs families. Here, families are cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated in a fully accessible camp environment. Each Retreat site offers fun, age-appropriate activities and cultivates meaningful connections with families who understand the challenges of life with disability.

Wheels for the World

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Joni and Friends Wheels for the World program offers practical help by providing professionally-fitted wheelchairs while also sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people struggling with disability around the world.

Executive Profile - Shauna Amick

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 1, 2017
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  • In the Media

Before originally joining Joni and Friends New England as a member of the Board of Directors in 2011, Shauna had spent many years serving as a Spokesperson for CareNet Crisis Pregnancy Centers, sharing a firm belief in the value of all life.

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