AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Joni and Friends this year, Founder/CEO Joni Eareckson Tada unveiled today a new ministry logo. Designed in-house, the new global logo is a visual representation of the mission of the organization: to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disability.
"I never want Joni and Friends to be centered on me and my work; it's about our mission together, all the 'friends' we serve, and the Lord Jesus Christ," said Tada. "As we celebrate our 40-year milestone, Joni and Friends is also entering a new era of global ministry… I am excited to introduce this new logo that represents our mission and the people we serve."
Joni and Friends was founded in 1979 by Tada who in a diving accident was left a quadriplegic at 17. Ministry began as she responded to letters from people with disability in search of support. Over the past 40 years, the ministry has grown to serve thousands worldwide:150,000 wheelchairs and Bibles distributed through Wheels for the World, 63,000 special needs family members encouraged at Family Retreat, and disability ministry training and higher education provided through the Christian Institute on Disability.
"The redesigned logo is a fresh new look for Joni and Friends as we head into the future. I am so grateful to God and to all of our ministry friends for bringing us to this milestone 40th anniversary. With this new look, we will continue our important work of sharing the Gospel for decades to come. It's all about filling God's house with the world's oft-neglected, friends around the world with disabilities!"
In the new logo, abstract figures represent the Joni and Friends community of support: they support one another inwardly as they extend the Gospel outwardly with the world. More information can be found at www.joniandfriends.org/logo.
About Joni and Friends
For 40 years, Joni and Friends has provided the hope of the Gospel and practical resources to people affected by disability around the globe. Ministry programs include Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, the Christian Institute on Disability, and church ministry training. Joni and Friends also delivers inspirational media such as the Joni and Friends radio program and podcasts. To find out more, please visit www.joniandfriends.org.
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