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We're answering real questions about disability and finding hope beyond suffering. Whether you are personally impacted or you‘re looking for practical ways to encourage and include someone with special needs in your community or church, you are not alone!

Join our host Crystal Keating each week as she sits down with one or two special guests who have encountered real challenges and persevered. Hear honest stories of hope, find encouragement for your own challenges, and learn how you can better embrace and support people impacted by disability and other chronic conditions.

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Find all resources mentioned on the podcast at www.joniandfriends.org/podcast

Joni and Friends was founded in 1979 by Joni Eareckson Tada who in a diving accident was left a quadriplegic at 17 years old. Ministry began as Tada, joined by friends around her kitchen table, responded to letters she received from people with disabilities in search of support. Over the past 40 years, the ministry has grown to serve thousands of people impacted by disability worldwide: Joni and Friends has delivered 150,000 wheelchairs and Bibles through Wheels for the World and provided Christian care to 63,000 special needs family members through Family Retreats. The organization also equips individuals and churches with disability ministry training and provides higher education courses through the Christian Institute on Disability.

www.joniandfriends.org

Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast Joni and Friends

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 55 Ratings

We're answering real questions about disability and finding hope beyond suffering. Whether you are personally impacted or you‘re looking for practical ways to encourage and include someone with special needs in your community or church, you are not alone!

Join our host Crystal Keating each week as she sits down with one or two special guests who have encountered real challenges and persevered. Hear honest stories of hope, find encouragement for your own challenges, and learn how you can better embrace and support people impacted by disability and other chronic conditions.

Subscribe and be inspired!

Find all resources mentioned on the podcast at www.joniandfriends.org/podcast

Joni and Friends was founded in 1979 by Joni Eareckson Tada who in a diving accident was left a quadriplegic at 17 years old. Ministry began as Tada, joined by friends around her kitchen table, responded to letters she received from people with disabilities in search of support. Over the past 40 years, the ministry has grown to serve thousands of people impacted by disability worldwide: Joni and Friends has delivered 150,000 wheelchairs and Bibles through Wheels for the World and provided Christian care to 63,000 special needs family members through Family Retreats. The organization also equips individuals and churches with disability ministry training and provides higher education courses through the Christian Institute on Disability.

www.joniandfriends.org

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Elaycee ,

This is me, too!

It’s a beautiful thing to have someone put into words the difficult aspects of your life that you have a hard time describing in a concise, relatable way. In this podcast Hallie has done just that. It was very emotional for me to hear her describe over and over again the problems I face in my own life with chronic pain and depression that can leave me feeling lonely, misunderstood and that maybe it is, in fact, just all in my head. Her description of ‘embracing’ her situation is exactly the reality of my journey too. Once I got to that point my perspective totally changed and I was able to feel the love of God without the tinge of bitterness and resentment; the shaking my fist in His face asking Him why he allowed this. I still don’t know the whole answer as to why, but I realize I don’t have to in order to live a life of peace, knowing that God is with me and that He understands what I’m dealing with. God has also given me an amazing husband who is a gift I thank Him for every day.

Thank you, Hallie, for sharing so much of yourself in this podcast.

-Lynne

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