We first learned about Joni and Friends several years ago, when our friends Ji-Young and Diane started disability ministries at churches we attended. Our connection to JAF deepened as we supported Diane on mission trips with Wheels for the World and Family Retreats, programs JAF runs to share Christ’s love with people who have disabilities.
Joni has an amazing story that humbles me each time I hear it, and I was so grateful for the opportunity to visit JAF’s headquarters and meet Joni and her wonderful team earlier this year! She even signed (with her mouth!) a Chinese copy of her biography for my parents!
Here’s a brief snippet of her story if you don’t already know it, but check out their website for more amazing testimonies and teachings!
When at the age of 17, Joni Eareckson faced life in a wheelchair after a reckless diving accident, she could barely hold on to hope. But through the help of Christian friends, Joni found hope and faith in Christ. And that’s why now she wishes to share that same encouragement with you. Because whether you are sitting in a wheelchair, struggling with a broken marriage, stressing over school, or enjoying a life with very few setbacks, we all are in need of hope in Jesus Christ.
Today, we’re excited to announce the fruits of the beginning of 4Soils’ partnership with Joni and Friends: we’re re-releasing of our Christmas Story app of Jesus’ birth with narrations by Joni Eareckson Tada herself!
In partnership with JAF, we’re planning more apps and extra content for Sproutville. So stay tuned in the coming year, there’s a lot to be excited about!