Many of these individuals and their families live in poverty, pain, and despair. We want to change this. Joni and Friends is committed to bringing the Gospel and practical resources to people impacted by disability around the globe. For the past 40 years, it has been our mission to present the hope of the Gospel to people affected by disability through programs and outreaches around the world. We energize the church, and move people from lack of awareness to embracing people of all abilities into the fabric of worship, fellowship, and outreach. We also train and mentor people with disabilities to exercise their gifts of leadership and service in their churches and communities.