“Family Retreat Was the First Place My Son was Accepted”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 20, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Family Retreat

Families come to Family Retreat in need of spiritual and emotional encouragement. They live with the 24/7 demands of caring for a child with a disability, and often live on the edge of exhaustion— spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially, too. These families need a place to find community and have their hope restored.  

Meet Theresa Lopez and her son, Matt, who’ve been coming to Family Retreat for six years. Each time, they have experienced the unconditional love of Jesus. “It’s magical here. At Family Retreat, they cover all your needs—physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. As a mother, my spiritual walk is rejuvenated, and I’m reminded that God has a plan for my son’s life.” 

Theresa shared a special message just for you: “Retreat is the place that families like us look forward to every year. As a mom, it’s my greatest joy to see my son loved and accepted by the volunteer Short Term Missionaries (STMs). I treasure this time with my son. Thank you.”  

Many families like Theresa and Matt have experienced God’s love and hope at Family Retreat — all because of your faithful prayers and generosity! Thank you for your lasting impact in their lives!


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This will be our fourth year at Joni and Friends Family Retreat. We too are so blessed to be a part of this amazingly outreach for families affected by disability. It truly is a little bit of heaven on earth!! The STMs are always so caring and helpful too. We love to see how our son shines and feels so comfortable when we're there. It's so nice to feel like we all "belong" and to talk to other parents who are facing the same daily challenges in raising a child with disabilities. A true blessing all around. Thank you Joni and Friends.
  • Jan. 20, 2017
  • 9:52 a.m.
  • Candy Warnet