A Friend to the Disabled Part 2
Joni Eareckson Tada and Ken Tada
Turning set backs to comebacks. This relates to one billion disabled and families. In part 1 of this 2 part special, Joni Eareckson Tada and Ken Tada shared how they came to know Jesus Christ, how they met, how the Lord helped them through difficult times as a married couple in dealing with Joni’s disability, and lessons they learned in turning limitations into assets. Today, Joni will share about some gaps in the body of Christ when it comes to ministering to the disabled – and how they can be filled. They share they’ve discovered in ministry to be the most important thing for a Christian leader to do. This and more including a special feature Joni has produced.
Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disabilities Center. She is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, unable to use her hands. After two years of rehabilitation she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. Her Bestselling autobiography which became a feature film has been translated into many languages. She has traveled to 45 nations, written over 70 books and magazine articles, has a daily radio program that reaches more than one million people each week, and has received numerous honorary doctorates, and multiple awards from prestigious organizations, which includes being inducted to the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Joni’s been featured on TV shows like “Larry King Live” and ABC World News Tonight, as well as radio shows like Focus on the Family. She is married to Ken Tada, a retired history teacher and football coach. He is a member of the International Board of Directors of Joni and Friends International Disabilities Center.
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10