Zoomed Out – Joni & Friends

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and my friend Dudley has two sons with autism. During the shelter-at-home orders under coronavirus, Dudley’s church created some very fun activities for special-needs families using Zoom technology. At first, it was fun for his kids to see their buddies on the screen, but after the third time, Dudley confessed, “You know, sitting in front of the computer for an hour with my two disabled kids – it isn’t fun, and it certainly doesn’t feel like ministry.” My friend’s right. Nothing replaces what love can do through touch. Virtual church just isn’t really “church.” Oh, sure, connecting through a computer is a lifesaver for many people, but where we can, where we are able, please give the touch of Jesus Christ. Give your presence. Give your hands-on help. We’ve been exploring ways to do this considering coronavirus. Learn more at joniandfriends.org.

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