First Family Retreat Coming to Peru!

I have recently been asked to join a Joni and Friends team for our very first Family Retreat in Peru this April. I will be responsible for training the volunteers and overseeing many of the activities. All of the work that I do with Joni and Friends Family Retreats is as a volunteer as well. In order to make this possible, I need to ask for your support.


Many countries to this day still believe that those born with disabilities are cursed and they should be hidden away, denied an education or even discard or given minimal care. It is often a life of shame. Joni and Friends Organization and iamviable believe in the mandate that Jesus gave in Luke 14:


“Go out in to the streets and alleys, bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame, compel them to come in so that my house will be full.”

We recognize that those who have disabilities are not just here to be taken care of, they are here to complete the body of Christ. Each and every one of us have been given spiritual gifts, as it says in 1 Cor. 12. Those who have disabilities have gifts and talents which add to and bless the lives of others, they just need to be valued, loved and given the opportunity to use their abilities.

Understanding this can change an entire nation.


I am so excited about this opportunity in Peru! What God does at our Family Retreats is so life changing that our volunteers often come away with choosing to continue this lifestyle, reaching out and touching many more lives. Families come away with renewed energy, new vision for the future and a new hope found in Jesus Christ.



May I ask you to join with me and prayerfully consider partnering with me in these ways:

  • Support our team in much needed prayer:  April 20th-28th
  • Support this life changing event through your financial donation:

Donations can be made in a couple of ways – you can donate right here on iamviable – your funds will help send me to Peru and other ministry opportunities. We will send you your tax deductible receipt:

Or through the Joni and Friends website at:   click on the first account for Kara Ferris 81D1E1 then choose International Family Retreat Peru

Thank you so much!

In His love and mine,



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