A special time with Joni and Ken at the IDC!

Last weekend, a group of 16 TDers and counselors who raised over $1,200 for V4V had the privilege of visiting the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, and having a special luncheon with Joni and Ken! It was an amazing and inspiring time… taking a tour of the IDC, hearing from Joni in her art studio, singing the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” with Joni in the front lobby, hearing about the life changing work that God is doing through the ministry, and being treated as special guests of honor. Praise God for a special and unforgettable time! Check out the video below to see some highlights from our visit!

And below is another video that was shown to us, giving us a compelling picture of what the ministry of Joni and Friends is about.

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V4V Featured on Joni’s Blog!

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V4V Highlighted on Joni's Blog!

Yesterday, we visited the Joni and Friends International Disability Center (IDC) to present Joni Eareckson Tada and Doug Mazza $57K of the $67K we raised through Voiceless for the Voiceless (V4V). We had a rich and blessed time of celebrating and praying over the funds, asking God to use them mightily to reach those affected by disability in third-world countries with the tangible love of Christ through the gospel and the gift of mobility.

Click here ¬†and here to see Joni’s blog that features TD and V4V! Aileen is quoted and a video of our girls at V4V is highlighted! Please leave a comment for Joni and make her day! She reads them all!

V4V – Amazing!!!

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V4V - An Amazing Event!!

I want to give a hearty THANK YOU to you amazing TD’ers who stepped up to the plate and smacked that ball hard! Because of your willingness to buy in, have faith, show courage, and allow God to use you in mighty ways, our sponsorships are now approaching $60,000!¬† That’s nearly 400 lives made in God’s image but forsaken by the world that will now receive the gift of mobility¬†and¬†the gift of the gospel of Jesus Christ!¬† WOW!

Sandra and I are incredibly proud of you TD’ers!!!¬† We are amazed at what God did through you, and we hope that this¬†kind of Kingdom proactiveness and initiative becomes habit forming!¬† Imagine what else God could do through young people whose hearts and wills are given over to Him!

“Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” 1Timothy 4:12

And what an amazing time of learning, growing, and challenge we had together this weekend.  We give God hearty thanksgiving! РArthur

Voiceless for the Voiceless (V4V)

Hey TD’ers, some neat stories are already coming in by V4V participants.¬† One neat story is Harvey.¬† He’s hitting it hard, getting the word out to his friends about V4V and how they can participate in this life changing movement.¬† In less than a week, he’s already filled up both of his pledge cards! Way to go, Harv!

This Friday, I’ll be sharing more details about V4V, including how to present it to people.¬† In the meanwhile, feel free to click below to¬†download the V4V flyer or to print out another pledge card.

And remember, this is far more than just raising money.¬† It’s about raising awareness of how God is at work, connecting people to the world of disability, and changing lives eternally with the gospel through the gift of mobility.¬† Go get ’em, TD!

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