November 18, 2008

Visit to Papua New Guinea

David L. Meyer

Our team spent a few days visiting some of the poorest, undeveloped and most isolated areas I have ever seen. In this tiny nation, they speak over 800 languages! In the Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea, there are hundreds of villages with little to no basic life-essentials we all take for granted. Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) kindly took us to several of these villages. Because of these conditions, the infant mortality rate is the second highest in the world.

In July 2009, Joyce will team up with Hillsong's Darlene Zschech with the intent to inject renewed hope into this nation. We are planning to take medical teams to give aid to the hurting and visit all the prisons of the country, plus much more. 

Please pray for us as we work with the numerous churches and ministries which have labored for many years to make a difference. They have done a great job and we go only to add to their efforts.

Together We Are Better!

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November 14, 2008

Woman Saved From Burning Car

Shown left to right: Pam Ross and Marilyn, a SLDC volunteer.

Pastor Jeff Allensworth

Senior Pastor of St. Louis Dream Center

Pam Ross is a graduate of the Women of Hope program at the St. Louis Dream Center. Recently, Pam was driving home when her car began to smoke. Pam pulled over to let the car cool off. She turned the car off and rolled the windows up so she could lock her car. As she proceeded to exit the car, she noticed people beckoning her to get out of the car quickly. The people yelled, "Get out of the car! Your car is on fire!" Pam could not open the car door. The flames began to rise and Pam cried to the Lord, "Please, Jesus, don't let me die like this!"  One thing she remembered was hearing the voice of God saying, "Remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? I saved them, and I will save you.”

Just then, a little pop sound came from the door and there stood a man in white with a white beard and assisted Pam out of the car. Pam fell to her knees and thanked God for saving her. When she stood up, she noticed the man was gone. She asked the people standing around her for the direction the man in white went. The people responded, "There was no man in white". Pam insisted there was a man who got her out of the car, but no one saw him but Pam. When she looked, the door on the car was closed and the firemen asked Pam how she got out of the car.

Pam was saved by her guardian angel, and she was not harmed. Praise the Lord! For His mercy endures forever, to all generations.

For more information visit Hand of Hope.