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Joni Eareckson Tada

In 1967, a diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada paralyzed from the neck down. She has had no feeling or movement in her arms or legs. She uses her mouth to paint and write.

God used her greatly. She has been a great witness for God and an encouragement to many. She has written many books, the first one was her autobiography "Joni." She has visited 35 countries sharing the Gospel. A movie about her life has been translated into 15 languages.

In fact, it is very likely that God has graciously used Joni far more as a paralyzed woman than if she had never had the accident. God turned her mourning into joy. She has not chosen to serve God in a wheelchair, but God blessed her, and used her to bless many others.

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