Joni and Friends holds disability workshops at Amsterdam '86 where more than 8,000 evangelists are exposed to the idea of disability ministry.
President Ronald Reagan appoints Joni to the National Council on Disability. Joni advocates for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Joni speaks to over 100,000 at the Billy Graham Crusade in Budapest, Hungary - Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA) underwrites the transport of hundreds of people with disabilities to the Crusade.
Joni and Friends hosts more than 110 disability ministry leaders from 44 countries at Joni and Friends' International Congress of the Church and Disability held on the campus of Calvin College.
After attending a "Family Conference" sponsored by the federal government and National Council on Disability, Joni challenges the ministry to provide a retreat for families impacted by disability. The first Family Retreat was held in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Wheels for the World is founded to share the Gospel and provide mobility to people with disabilities in developing countries. The first wheelchair is provided in Ghana, West Africa.
Joni and Ken travel to China to begin opening doors for Wheels for the World. She then travels to Australia to serve as chaplain for the 2000 Paralympic Games.
The Joni and Friends International Disability Center opens its doors, ushering in a new era of international outreach to families impacted by disability.
In a Wheels for the World Restoration shop in a U.S. prison, the inmates restore donated used wheelchairs to like-new condition. Thousands of prisoners' lives have been impacted by Joni and Friends through the wheelchair restoration process.
Wheels for the World delivers the 100,000th wheelchair in Ghana.