Serving on 11 Wheels for the World outreaches (and he has his next 2 lined up!)
Loving each wheelchair recipient he meets by taking their photo and sharing it with them
Sending daily prayers and Scriptures to other Joni and Friends volunteers he has met over the years
Why does Jim volunteer?
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Humble. Courageous. Prayerful. Diligent. These are just a few of the words the Joni and Friends Ohio team members use to describe Jim. A faithful friend to the ministry, Jim (whose wife has a disability) has a passion to share the Gospel, especially with people living with disability.
While he arrived at his first Family Retreat ready to give more than he received, he experienced the opposite!
Jim felt the joy of the Lord as he made a life-changing difference for the people he served. And in the process, God met him and changed him. He couldn’t wait to keep serving!
You can make a difference too!
Get involved with Joni and Friends like Jim. Here are a few places to start:
Apply to volunteer at Family Retreat! Across the United States, Joni and Friends Retreats & Getaways provide opportunities to make a hands-on impact. God will use you to provide respite, encouragement, healing, and love to people living with disabilities and their family members.
Apply to join a Wheels for the World outreach. Each outreach provides an average of 230 wheelchairs to people in need—along with a Bible and the chance to hear the Gospel!
Jim can’t wait for his next chance to share Jesus through Joni and Friends. He invites you to join him and, as he says, “Walk with the King!”
Joni and Friends Ohio serves individuals and families living with disability locally and across the world.