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I was born at 26 weeks weighing 2 pounds. My parents were told I had a 10% chance of survival. They were told that if I did make it, I would never walk, talk, or sit up on my own. I did. ...[Read more]

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rebekah-from prison of pain to pulpit of praise


Editor's Note - “Have you met Rebekah?” asked one of the campers to another. “Oh my gosh, have you seen her smile?” was the reply. During the first 24 hours of our Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Oregon this past August, the whispers continued to spread. “Isn’t she beautiful?!” “You can see the love of Jesus just shinning right through her!” Rebekah is a young woman who happens to have cerebral palsy, a young woman who happens to use a motorized wheelchair, and a young woman who exudes radiant joy. But that joy was birthed through a process of descending into the depths of ...[Read more]

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David Jean

A dear friend recently sent an email, sharing with me how her week serving at a Family Retreat had touched and changed her life. I asked Jean if I could share her experience with our readers because it shows how deeply someone can be affected by a little boy who happens to have a disability. More Than I Could Imagine Written by Jean Bilang Edited by Kara Ferris It’s been over a week since I returned from camp. This was my 4th time to serve as a Short Term Missionary (STM) with Joni and Friends Family Retreat at Missions Springs in Scotts Valley, California. These camps are designed ...[Read more]