April 27, 2015

Teams En-route to Nepal to Provide Disaster Relief


This past Saturday, April 25, a 7.9 earthquake struck outside of Lamjung, Nepal, killing thousands and leaving many homeless, injured and crying for help. Damage has been reported throughout much of Nepal, as well as areas of India, China and Bangladesh. 

Our Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope coordinator in Kathmandu, Pastor Samuel, who also lost his home and church in the quake, is already distributing 4,500 blankets to those sleeping on the streets. We have a team flying into this area to assess future needs for all those impacted. They’re also taking as many medical supplies as the airlines will allow and will begin providing immediate relief. 

Another team is driving into Kathmandu, bringing with them medicine, food and other supplies. This team is made up of Nepali volunteers (mostly medical) and will provide relief, including tents, blankets, rice, dal (a dried lentil, pea or bean), salt and water. 

Please pray for everyone affected by this devastating disaster and that our team would reach as many in need as possible! 

You can help provide relief for disasters like this one. Donate today! 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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April 23, 2015

Offering Hope to Society’s Outcasts in India


Rachael Athearn, Staff Writer 

Most people probably think of leprosy as an ancient disease that’s mentioned only in Bible stories and age-old folklore. 

But the painful bacterial disease is very much a reality today for people like Marimuthu, who we met recently in India, as well as many others around the world. 

In leprosy’s early stages, small areas of the body become numb and prone to injury and secondary infection. Instead of part of the body falling off—like many myths have portrayed—a person with leprosy suffers through a long process of injury, infection, pain and amputation. 

But what’s even more devastating is dealing with the incredibly harsh stigma associated with the disease because it’s so misunderstood. 

People are afraid that if they have any contact with a person who has leprosy they’ll catch it—even though most people have a natural immunity to the disease. And in India, to contract leprosy means you’ve almost instantly become one of society’s outcasts. 

That’s why it touches them so much when someone is willing to reach out and offer them hope. And tucked at the base of a pristine tropical mountain range in Coimbatore, India, we partner with Embrace a Village to do just that. 

That’s where we met Marimuthu, who came from a nearby leper colony to receive medical care for his hands and feet. Because of their condition, both he and his wife made a living begging on the streets. 

Two years ago, his wife went into the city to beg and never returned. Sadly, he has no idea what happened to her. 

This sweet man with a radiant smile now comes to Embrace a Village to receive medical care, as well as rice for himself and his son. 

Marimuthu is just one of almost 3,500 leprosy patients who are being cared for weekly as we clean their wounds, feed them, provide care for their children during the day and even bury them when they pass away. 

And all along, we are sharing the Gospel with them and seeing many lives transformed by His unconditional love. 

Thank you so much for helping us share Christ and love these beautiful people in India.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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April 09, 2015

Providing Relief as Ebola Continues to Spread


We recently received a report from Convoy of Hope about relief efforts in West Africa and Liberia. We partnered with them to provide medical supplies to help those in need. Here’s a portion of their report: 

Confirmed cases of the Ebola virus continue to rise in West Africa through unknown chains of transmission. More than 100 new cases were reported in early March. While Liberia has seen a decline in reported cases, the disease continues to spread in Sierra Leone and Guinea. 

As of March 1, the first wave of 23 containers filled with food, medical supplies and water filtration systems have been distributed or are en route to West Africa. An additional 7 containers are slated for the coming weeks. 

In Liberia, through a network of churches and the Christian Health Association (CHAL), food and medical supplies are being distributed at hospitals, ETUs (Ebola Treatment Units) and churches. 

Convoy of Hope is helping through various avenues. Thank you to our friends and partners for enabling us to partner with them to provide medical supplies, including syringes, bandages, cotton balls, masks, swabs, cleaning wash, splints, hygiene kits, medicines, linens, blankets and soaps. 

Please continue to pray for those affected throughout these regions, especially the children. Also pray for Convoy of Hope as they continue to bring relief and the love of Christ to those in needed. 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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April 06, 2015

18-Year-Old Gives His Life to Save Hundreds


Two bomb blasts in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 22 martyrs and seriously injured 23 others. Hand of Hope has reached out to financially help these families. Family members haven’t been able to work due to the deaths and injuries, so the assistance was a huge relief to many. 

One of the families we were able to help are the parents of a young man who embraced martyrdom and saved hundreds more from dying. 

At the Catholic Church a suicide bomber approached, injuring nearby policemen on duty. As he rushed toward the church, 18-year-old Akash blocked the suicide bomber and grabbed him. A witness says the bomber told him he had a bomb and to let him go. 

Young Akash replied, “No matter what happens, I will give my life but I won’t let you enter the Church.” About 1000 young and old were inside worshipping. The bomber tried his best to enter but Akash held him tight and started pulling him away. It was then that the bomb went off and Akash gave his life to save so many. 

There are many other heroes from that day who gave their lives because of their faith in Christ. Thank you so much to our friends and partners for allowing us to bring a little bit of healing to these beautiful families who are grieving the loss of their loved ones. 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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March 27, 2015

Full Bellies & Big Smiles in Cuba


In Cuba, having meat with your meal is a really big deal. Some Cubans can afford some meat (usually pork) once a week, but many don’t get it at all. 

But at the 18 feeding programs we support in Cuba, through a partnership with Global Messenger, every meal contains healthy meats as well as other nutritious foods. 

Many of the 250 children we are able to feed aren’t guaranteed a meal at home. With hungry bellies, they beg their parents to come to the small groups where the meals are served. Here we are able to meet their physical needs, but also share the Gospel with them as well. 

At the Sunday service, Global Messenger is able to feed all the children that attend the service, providing eggs, beans, meat, rice and other food staples. 

“Feeding the people is our way of love in action. We are able to help in ways that really does make their lives better,” said Steve Smith from Global Messenger. 

Thank you for helping us meet such a vital need in Cuba, as well as for more than 70,000 children all around the world. 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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February 25, 2015

When the Waters Rise in Macedonia



Earlier this month in Macedonia, heavy rainfall and melting snow caused severe flooding in and around Skopje and Shtip. Many areas have been evacuated, including nearby small towns, villages and vital farmlands. 

Hand of Hope has partnered with Oasis Christian Church to provide Aid Packs: water, flour, sugar, oil, milk, rice, beans, lentils, salt, pasta, canned fish, cheese, laundry detergent, toilet powder, cleaners and shampoo. Each person also received a copy of Joyce’s book, A New Way of Living.  

Thank you to our partners for helping us reach out in this disaster—providing vital necessities as well as the love of Christ. You are bringing hope to people during a very difficult time.  


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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February 17, 2015

Reaching Incarcerated Teenagers in Russia


by Yura Ruls, Joyce Meyer Ministries Russia

In January our prison team visited two prisons in Russia – reaching more than 300 incarcerated teenagers with Joyce’s book Battlefield of the Mind for Teens

We first visited Mozhayskaya Educational Colony for Children in Mozhaisk. The teenagers range in age from 14 to 18 years, and are there for serious offenses like theft, murder and organized crime. The 270 inmates attend school, as well as organized labor training. 

We also visited 79 juvenile offenders at the Temporary Isolation Center (TIC) in Moscow. These children are sent here for vagrancy and petty offenses by the court, but not more than for 30 days. 

In addition to distributing the books, we also held two services and 29 teenagers gave their lives to the Lord! Thank you so much to our friends and partners for giving us this incredible opportunity to reach out with the love of Christ to these teenagers. 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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February 10, 2015

The Beautiful Life of a Girl with HIV


by Ginger Stache, Chief Media Officer for Joyce Meyer Ministries

I first met Roja in 2008 in tiny Chandrakal, India, where we had just opened a hospital. She was a sweet, yet sad, nine-year-old girl who had recently lost both of her parents. We spent time together strolling around the hospital grounds and blowing bubbles. Because of Roja’s HIV status the villagers were afraid and no one was willing to take her in.  

Roja became the inspiration for Home of Hope, the Hand of Hope Children’s Home in Chandrakal for children who are HIV positive. 

Today, Home of Hope cares for 50 children, and Roja is the vibrant 16-year-old leader of the pack. I spent time with her once again recently, and it was an absolute gift. Of course I could never forget Roja, and as we became reacquainted she told me that she vividly remembered our time together down to the spot where we first met. She is bright, inquisitive and now in college studying to be a doctor. She wants to help others the way she was helped. 

Roja is a wonderful reminder to me that each time we reach out to help someone in need, we are also blessed in immeasurable ways. Our partners have provided years of provision and love to all of the children in Chandrakal and today their futures are bright. What an amazing thing to be a part of! 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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January 27, 2015

"The Worst Floods in Malawi's History"


by Brad Senekal, African Outreach Director

Tens of thousands have had their homes destroyed or severely damaged in what many are calling “the worst floods in Malawi’s history,” after extended, severe storms earlier this month. Much of the population has already been living with chronic food insecurity (Malawi is the eighth poorest nation in the world), and a disaster like this can be crippling, if not deadly, for many households. 

In areas where Hand of Hope has been working for years—caring for children and providing water relief—we are distributing emergency relief packs to those most affected. These packs include much-needed food supplies, household items and repair kits. They are being distributed through our local church partner, Trinity Church, who is reminding people that God is with them even in times of tragedy. 

Our ability to respond at times of disaster is made possible by the support of our friends and partners, so thank you! We will continue to do what we can. Please continue to pray for Malawian families and the long road of recovery ahead. 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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December 19, 2014

Christmas Blessings in Ferguson


by Ginger Stache, Chief Media Officer for Joyce Meyer Ministries

Imagine you are a child living in Ferguson, Missouri, experiencing shocking turmoil in your neighborhood with little or no understanding of what is happening around you. 

These little ones are the literal neighbors of Joyce Meyer Ministries, which is based in St. Louis. Ferguson is a neighborhood in this city that we love. 

Through our inner city outreach, the St. Louis Dream Center, and together with local churches and businesses we were able to give these kids a reminder that they are loved and valued, and to help their families as well. Every child at Koch Elementary received Christmas gifts and a food pantry based right in the school that is providing food for their families. 

The children were so excited. They talked to us about the "craziness," as they called it, they've seen around them and how their lives have been impacted. But they also said how happy they were for this day of presents. 

Thank you for allowing us to bring a little joy to our own city, as well as places in need all around the world! 


Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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