A 50-year-old story for a new generation of viewers

Monday, June 26, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

woman praying at Urbana15A well-known Christian and disabilities advocate is using the occasion of her 50th year using a wheelchair following a 1967 diving accident to make a special announcement.

Author and radio host Joni Eareckson Tada has announced the re-release of the digital version of the movie Joni, which was produced in 1969 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Tada made the announcement on Facebook, recalling all the lives that were impacted by her biography on film.

"So many letters from people whose lives were touched as a result of the Joni movie, so many letters from people with disabilities, and all those letters helped start Joni and Friends. Incredible," she comments. "Plus, thousands of people came to Christ."

She is excited about the impact of this re-release.

"I'm thinking that a whole new generation of viewers are going to be touched for Christ," she says. "To me, that's so amazing. It's my story -- yes. But it's your story; it's everyone's story. It's understanding how God could possibly permit what he hates to accomplish something that he loves, and that is Christ in us, the hope of glory."

The premier of the re-release will be August 6th at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California.

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