May 14, 2015

He’d Saved for Years to Build Their Home – Nepal Earthquake


Tuicha, a truck contractor, has worked hard all his life to provide for his family. He’s in his early 70s, but has had to continue working to care for his son, who is differently-abled. 

Though life has not been easy, he had recently saved up enough to start building his own home. Though it would be small, they were very happy. 

But when the earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, all of that happiness crumbled right alongside his home. 

Heartbroken, they wondered how they would go about rebuilding their shattered lives. As rescue teams and aid started to trickle into Lalithpur district, Tuicha felt a stirring of hope. 

Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries World Missions, has been able to reach out to many people and among them was Tuicha. As they handed out food supplies, blankets and first aid, Tuicha’s wife was thrilled. She now had the supplies she needed to cook her family a proper meal! 

Because of your generosity and the kindness of our team in Nepal, Tuicha and his wife are filled with hope about the future and believe they will be able to rebuild their home again very soon! 

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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May 12, 2015

Water Filters Bring Hope to a Community – Nepal Earthquake


A few weeks ago, they were living happy, normal lives. Today, they stare at their water supply, fearful to drink even a sip because of broken pipes and contamination from the sewage lines. 

After an earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, many went to live in makeshift shelters, and had to look to each other for food, supplies, blankets, tents and first-aid. Even as help started pouring in to the nation, Bhulbari, a small town had not received aid and its people were beginning to wonder if help would ever come. 

Our team observed this, and not only brought them food and supplies, but also a few clean water filters. 

Working together as a community, the people made sure that each person would receive their share of clean drinking water. With each filter proving to be of use to several families, the people of Bhulbari now have a reason to hope that with time, things will get better. 

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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May 04, 2015

Emergency Relief & Medical Care Reaches Families in Nepal


Last week, our Hand of Hope Asia team visited Kolkana, one of the areas that has suffered the most devastation from the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal. 

Families are desperately trying to salvage their belongings from the rubble. And with many homes partially or completely destroyed, they are left to sleep out in the open, where it is raining and temperatures can drop to 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Our team was able to provide 75 of these families with emergency provisions of rice, noodles, pulses (legumes) and sugar. They also provided blankets and tents to those living without shelter.  

Helping Pastor Samuel
We’ve met with Pastor Samuel, our Hand of Hope coordinator in Nepal, who is living in a tent at the church grounds, along with his family and other families from his church. 

We also worked with him to pass out essential relief items to 30 families at his feeding center in Lalitpur, including food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and blankets. 

First Aid Medical Care
Our medical volunteers have partnered with the Red Cross to set up an emergency First Aid clinic right in the middle of the inhabited area, so the people are able to easily access it. 

They found many people didn’t seek medical attention right away and tried to care for themselves, tying rags and pieces of cloths around muscle tears, sprains and wounds. The medical team was able to assess the people (many of them elderly) and provide medical care to treat their wounds. 

Future Plans
Work in Nepal has only just begun and our team will continue to assess needs in areas like Dolkha and Sindhupalchowk to provide assistance to villages that haven’t yet been reached. They are also looking at long-term options to rebuild homes and churches destroyed in the earthquake.  

Thank you so much for partnering with us to reach out in disasters like this. It’s because of your donations that we are able to be on the ground immediately providing relief.  


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 27, 2015

Disaster Relief Efforts Underway in Nepal


This past Saturday, April 25, a 7.8 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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