Must See: A Calming Word from Joni During Coronavirus … and more!

A Calming Word from Joni During the Coronavirus

Hey TD!

It was great to “hangout” with you all during our first “Virtual TD” hangout last night. I particularly enjoyed the extra hour I got to personally spend with those who hung out for the post-TD discussion, almost half of you.

During this time of quarantine, we will be utilizing this blog more frequently to provide you encouraging, stimulating, and ENJOYable resources to strengthen and equip you to help turn this Coronavirus lemon into lemonade!

As Cassie shared last night, this is an opportunity for us put God back in His rightful place in our lives, and get our lives properly  realigned … because honestly, we’re all just too busy.  As I said last night, sure, the things we may be doing may be “good,” but good is the enemy of BEST.  Let’s use this to either get back to BEST practices or to learn BEST practices for living.

Please watch the VERY encouraging video above from our dear friend and hero, Joni Eareckson Tada, to begin the work of getting back to the right place in your heart and mind.

Looking forward to being with you all next Friday for our next Virtual TD meeting.

We’ll continue to work on making our time better, so if you have any suggestions, please let your small group leaders know!

In the meanwhile, here are a couple of fun V4V videos, one from V4V weekend and one from our visit with Joni in 2013 (the top V4V fund raisers).  You’ll see some current adults in their TD years (always a fun thing!):

2013 V4V Lunch with Joni

2020 V4V – Humming Worship

– Arthur

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.