The television program of the Joni and Friends ministry recently expanded its international audience by partnering with the CGNTV network, which will broadcast the program in Korea, China, and Japan.
Furthermore, the Korea-based television network will both dub and subtitle the program in the native languages of the countries where it is being broadcast.
The television program was launched in Korea in tandem with the release of ministry founder Joni Eareckson Tada’s most recent book, A Place of Healing, which was translated into Korean and is now available for purchase in bookstores and online.
Hosted by Tada, the Joni and Friends program presents a dramatic and powerful look into the lives of real people who have endured, or are still living through, heart-wrenching trials. The 30-minute weekly TV series highlights an unusually open and honest approach to tough questions about the goodness of God in a world shattered by pain and suffering.
“The Joni and Friends television series is a vital tool providing encouragement and strength to those affected by disability,” said Joni and Friends President Doug Mazza in announcing the latest developments. “It also delivers the Gospel message with a sense of hope and purpose for those who suffer.”
Before the latest expansion, the Joni and Friends television series had already been reaching Russian-speaking audiences throughout Europe and Asia; German-speaking countries in Europe; audiences in Australia, Canada, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Romania, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and throughout Mexico and the Caribbean as well as the United States.
Altogether, these international networks reach a nearly worldwide audience.