Byline: Jon Ebersole Senior Area Director, Joni and Friends Chicago Advertiser Generated Content
Maria and her 10-year-old daughter, Ana, needed a miracle when they arrived at Joni and Friends Wheels for the World outreach in Peru this past October.
The work of Pear Orchard's Sonbeams ministry was soon recognized by the national organization Joni and Friends. Joni and Friends has been spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ for 35 years and lives out a mission to equip churches throughout the world to minister to those affected by disabilities.
Through Joni and Friends and Sonbeams, Martie helps provide enrichment and fellowship opportunities for churches to reach individuals with disabilities.
An international advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of Joni and Friends
, a disability ministry.
Made available by Franklin Springs Family Media (www.franklinsprings.com/films/schiavo), the hour-long presentation is a special two-part episode of the Joni and Friends
Determined to reach out to others with similar disabilities, Joni formed the organization Joni and Friends
, dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the disability community.
Today, at age 45, she is founder and president of a Christian organization called Joni and Friends
, the author of 17 books, an internationally known mouth painter, married (to history teacher Ken Tada), does a daily radio show heard on 800 stations; and is the recipient of more awards, medals, and honorary degrees than she can remember.
Wheels for the World, an offshoot of Joni and Friends
, has a team of approximately 85 volunteers called Chair Corps Representatives that collects manual wheelchairs from across the United States.
Joni Eareckson Tada hosts Joni and Friends
, an inspirational daily radio program that deals with a wide range of topics relating to disability awareness from a biblical perspective.
Tada, author of 21 books, is a well-known lecturer and host of the daily radio program Joni and Friends heard on some 500 stations worldwide.
She uses her inspirational radio program Joni and Friends to deal with a wide range of topics relating to disability awareness, from a biblical perspective.