Joni & Friends Field Trip
January 18, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What: Please join us for a tour of the amazing non-profit Christian organization, Joni and Friends. Learn about the history of Joni and Friends, our current work around the world, and meet our staff!
Since 1979 Joni and Friends has committed to reaching and serving people with disabilities with practical help and the saving love of Jesus.
The Joni and Friends International Disability Center in Agoura Hills, California serves as the administrative hub for ministry programs around the world. With every wheelchair and Bible delivered, every retreat and respite event held, and every church mobilized to integrate and honor people with disabilities, Joni and Friends follows the call of Jesus found in Luke 14:“Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.… Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full” (Luke 14:21, 23, NIV).
If you aren’t familiar with this wonderful ministry, check out their website: https://joniandfriends.org/about/
Optional lunch/park play date at local Reyes Adobe Park after the tour. 31400 Rainbow Crest Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Let me know if you plan to join us for that.
Cost: Free. No suggested donation, but as a non-profit organization, they do value donations.
Service Opportunity: You can make gospel bracelets before the field trip and bring them with you to donate to their ministry. Here are instructions! Gospel_Bracelet_Instructions_2022
Who: ACHEV members. All ages and parents are welcome, but be aware that tour is geared to ages 7 and up. Younger children may become bored and will need to be closely supervised by parents and taken aside if they become a distraction. Joni & Friends prefers that younger children are left at home if possible, but they do not expect that parents will be able to hire babysitters and do not want to hinder families from attending due to childcare issues. Babes in arms are welcome, and the facility is stroller & wheelchair friendly.
Sign Up: We can have a maximum of 40 kids and parents attending. They need a head count ASAP. I gave them an estimated number of 20-30. Our final roster is due two weeks in advance, but if we expect fewer than 20 or more than 30, they would really like to have more than two weeks notice. The deadline is January 3rd, but signing up much earlier is very helpful.
Sign up on the sign up sheet HERE Please make sure to list all attendees on the sign up sheet including all parents and babies.
Where to Meet/Directions: Exit 101 fwy at Reyes adobe. There are 2 buildings. Come up driveway and continue past the first building keep turning left (3 left turns to get up the driveway). There is signage that should help us find the correct location. Park in the parking lot or along the side of the building. We will meet inside the building. You can go in the front door and see the receptionist. I’ll try to be the first one there.