Joni Eareckson Tada: Sharing Hope

Joni Eareckson Tada

Sanctity of Life

January 17, 2019
00:00 4:00

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and I just bet you know Nick Vujicic. Like, who does not know Nick, right? The leader of “Life Without Limbs”, he is the International Evangelist who has become so well-known for his passion in giving the gospel. Millions of people have heard Nick Vujicic speak and I am sure as many have responded to his invitation to come to Christ as Lord and Savior. Nick is known well because he was born without arms or legs. He has a small foot – and boy does he do a lot with that foot. And the fact that he lives without limbs gives him such authority when he speaks about the trustworthiness of Jesus Christ; how despite any limitation the Lord is always worthy of our confidence and obedience. In short, God brings such satisfaction, such joy, that it overrides the inconvenience of not even having arms or legs.

God raised up Nick Vujicic to be a prophet to the younger generation; to millennials and kids born into the digital age. I say all this because this morning at 9 AM Pacific time (that’s 12 noon East Coast time) Nick and I will be on Facebook Live together. We have come together because this is Sanctity of Life week and both he and I are strong advocates of the sacredness of life. Nick may not have arms or legs, he may have to be carried up steep steps, but he is a beautiful image-bearer of God. Nick knows that he is made in the image of God. He is made as a moral human being who can choose between right and wrong. He is made to love, made to care and be compassionate. He is made to think and create and work and delight in every good thing that comes down from the father. In other words, Nick Vujicic is made to reflect God and giving glory. Oh, will Nick be doing exactly that this morning when we go live together on Facebook. We will be covering pretty interesting topics as well as celebrating the 40th anniversary of Joni and Friends. Nick may be sharing a few surprises as well. So we hope you will post your comments as we open our hearts.

Also, on today’s Facebook Live, I will be inviting my good friend, Katherine Wolf to say a few words. If you are on the East coast and it’s not 12 noon yet; or if you are on the West coast and it’s almost 9 AM, visit my Facebook page and watch our live presentation. If right now you are hearing my voice after the fact, if it’s late in the day and our Facebook Live event has already transpired, that’s okay. You can still watch it on my Facebook page. We’ll have it up all day and when you watch it post our comments because I would love to hear your thoughts on sanctity of life.

Also I would love to hear what you have to say about our 40th anniversary. That’s right. This month begins a year-long celebration of our four decades of ministry. Joni and Friends has been reaching people with disabilities for Christ all around the globe for 40 years and that’s a lot of people reached for Jesus. So, go on Facebook; watch my discussion with Nick and post a big “thumbs up” or “like it” or maybe “love it”, and best of all please share it with your way of celebrating Sanctity of Life this week. See you on Facebook Live, or get on line and watch the fun video of our discussion and then please share it will all your friends.

By the way, I would love to hear what you are praying about or a favorite Bible verse that you are memorizing. Tell me about it. Just go to my radio page today at, or you can always write me at Joni and Friends, P.O. Box 3333, Agoura Hills, California 91376. If the Lord has answered some prayer of yours today, guess what, stop right after we are done here and tell Him “Thanks”.

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About Joni Eareckson Tada: Sharing Hope

Joni Eareckson Tada: Sharing Hope is a broadcast ministry of Joni and Friends committed to bringing the Gospel and practical help to people impacted by disability around the world. Joni and Friends has been advancing disability ministry for over 40 years. Their mission to glorify God, communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple and serve people living with disability answers the call found in Luke 14 to “bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame… so that my house will be full.”

About Joni Eareckson Tada

Paralyzed as the result of a diving accident at age 17, Joni Eareckson Tada envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. As the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, she is known worldwide as an author, speaker, disability rights advocate and radio personality. Her 10,000 radio programs are broadcast across the country and around the world, inspiring listeners to realize that there is hope in every hardship.
Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global leader in disability advocacy. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with similar disabilities. Mrs. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special-needs families around the world. President Reagan appointed Mrs. Tada to the National Council on Disability, then reappointed by President George H.W. Bush. During her tenure, the ADA was passed and signed into law. Mrs. Tada served as advisor to Condoleezza Rice on the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department. She served as Senior Associate for Disability Concerns for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. The Colson Center on Christian Worldview awarded Joni Tada its prestigious William Wilberforce Award, and she was also inducted into
Indiana Wesleyan University’s Society of World Changers. 
Joni Eareckson Tada has been awarded several honorary degrees, including Doctor of Humanities from Gordon College and Doctor of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. She is an effective communicator, sharing her inspirational message in books, through artwork, radio, and other media. Joni Tada served as General Editor of the Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published by Tyndale for people affected by disability. Joni and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California.

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