Peru- Loving Families Touched by Disability


Reflecting on my trip to Peru with Joni and Friends to volunteer for a Family Retreat for families touched by disability, I am once again amazed at the way we saw God move among us, answering prayers, changing hearts, providing all that we could ever ask for and more. This is something that never seems to grow old, never loses the incredible impact that it has on my life each time I am able to participate in a Joni and Friends Family Retreat. Our time began with an Architects Conference at the University in Lima. About 40 students gathered to listen to local speakers as well as those ...[Read more]

iamviable campaign #225


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carly- autism angel

This is an amazing video about a girl who was diagnosed as "severely autistic" and "mentally retarded" but because of her parent's relentless dedication, they experience breakthrough in Carly's silent, secret world... ...[Read more]

joseph-look into my eyes

PC050151 Joseph Dana

A week before Christmas, I got an email from a gal who will be with us on our team as we go into Ghana in April with Joni's, Wheels for the World program. She was simply sending Christmas greetings. We began a conversation via email and she mentioned in one of her notes that her son has cerebral palsy so I told her about iamviable and also slipped it in that she may even want to share her son's story. A few days later, in came the story, which I thought would be perfect for Christmas. Over 2000 years ago, Jesus could be found in a manger, where might we find Him today? Story written by ...[Read more]

james- bringing out the best


My mother-in-law told me a story one time that I found down right frightening, "Sarah told me that when she was a little girl she wanted to write with her left hand.  Every time she picked up a crayon or a pencil she was drawn to use her left hand.  Every time she tried using her right hand she felt awkward and uncomfortable.  Unfortunately Sarah's teacher believed that a person could not write correctly with their left hand.  Every time Sarah got caught using her left hand she would get struck with a ruler." When I heard this story I wondered how anyone could be so cruel and misguided.  ...[Read more]

a family’s story of turning tragedy into triumph

The Brock Family

From Tragedy to Triumph By: Jodi When I gave birth to my first child I was barely eighteen years old, single, and wondering how I was going to make it. Erika was a beautiful baby with a lot of energy from the start. She hardly napped, had trouble sleeping at night, and got sick constantly. I worried about her health often, and became exhausted after multiple trips to the emergency room for varied illnesses ranging from pneumonia to ruptured ear drums. When she began having seizures following her routine vaccinations, I knew something was seriously wrong. The medical community had few ...[Read more]

In My Language

This video is a little slow in the beginning but stick with it long enough to listen to what this woman says about herself.  You will be surprised.  What are some of your initial judgements about her and how did your feelings change after watching the video to completion?  How does this video challenge you to think differently about someone's exterior appearance? ...[Read more]