December 30, 2009

Love Revolution in Greece

Philip Hyldgaard — A21 Campaign

I want to give you an update on what is happening with the Love Revolution in Northern Greece. We’ve handed out 1,344 books to 11 churches and various other groups, and more will go out before the end of the month. We’ve heard great stories about churches doing special Love Revolution services where the entire Sunday service has been focused on actually doing what the book encourages us to do! Many people are amazed by your generosity and heart to bless Greece. Wherever I have gone with these books I’ve been welcomed with open hearts and arms.

Personally, I am using this book as an outreach tool by bundling it with Christmas sweets and a card for all the people in my apartment building. I believe this book has been written at such a strategic time for the church here and that it will have a massive impact on this world. The A21 team and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

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December 21, 2009

Gabrielle House Ministry

David L. Meyer - CEO Hand of Hope

Chiang Rai lies in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the area where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Many early immigrants in this region were uneducated and poor and entered sex trafficking, which later became a major industry of this area.

Currently, Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) feeds many children through our feeding centers in and around The Golden Triangle. These feeding centers have been a blessing to the children of Thailand. Through the effective teaching programs, girls and women are made aware of the perils of sex trafficking. Many of the women have taken up vocational training programs and some women have been supported financially to start small businesses.

JMM has begun construction in Chiang Rai on the “Gabrielle House,” a home for trafficked women. We hope to complete construction by the end of May 2010. Partners and friends, we are greatly indebted to you for the support and prayers that you have bestowed in the lives of these people. God bless you!

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December 15, 2009

Shining the Light in Iran

Sharing the gospel message in Iran continues to be difficult. Persecutions are very high but Joyce Meyer Ministries is doing what we can to share the Gospel message through television broadcasts and other outreaches.

Pastors and Iranian house church leaders have personally seen the impact that Joyce Meyer Ministries television programs are having inside the country of Iran. Iran continues to face tremendous pressure politically, economically and spiritually. The government is coming down hard on any Christian witness, including restricting the Mohabat signal in the capital city of Tehran for the past six months.

Many church leaders have been able to download the Joyce Meyer Ministries Enjoying Everyday Life programs and duplicate them to CD’s for private study and for evangelism for a number of years. Incredible results have been achieved and many Iranians believe Iran will become a Christian nation in the not so distant future.

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December 11, 2009

Returning to Peru

David L. Meyer - CEO Hand of Hope

For years I have been waiting to return to the beautiful nation of Peru. Many years ago I was here as a part of a “River of Life” campaign on the Amazon River, where Joyce Meyer Ministries built 10 churches, dug 10 wells and held evangelistic meetings. Then, a couple of years ago we had the honor of teaming up with Robert Barriger (pictured on the right in the above photo with me) and his great church to help the victims of the earthquake that affected this region in 2007.

Pastor Barriger and his church have been a joy to partner with during our outreaches here in Peru, including our medical outreach in 2008. Now I am so excited to be back with such beautiful people here and to see what the Lord has planned.

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December 07, 2009

A Life Saved!

Ashley Wilkins

During our recent trip to Malawi, Africa, we were at a medical clinic in the remote village of Kasese treating patients. A pregnant woman came into the maternity ward to have her baby. It was her first baby and she had a very challenging labor and a difficult delivery. The baby was in distress and was born blue and not breathing.

Susan Phillips, who is our labor and delivery nurse practitioner, and a partner with Joyce Meyer Ministries, immediately knew what to do. She began CPR on the baby. After working hard to save her life, the baby took her first breath and the sound of her first cry filled the room. There was not a dry eye in the place! Susan was divinely placed there by God at that moment in time to resuscitate the baby when she was born. God is amazing and truly hand picks our team members for the needs we are supposed to serve when we do medical missions. We are praising God for this life spared and we give Him all the glory!

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December 02, 2009

Over 500 Graduate Leadership Training

Michael Shepard - Leadership Training Coordinator

We have just completed the Million Leader Mandate leadership training in partnership with Equip and Dr. John Maxwell. We had the privilege to walk out this 3 year journey with leaders from Rwanda, India, and Cambodia. Over 500 leaders graduated through this process of training with a commitment to reproduce these principles into leaders in their world of influence. Apostle Yoshua Musasu and his wife Lydia are passing on this leadership training to their pastors throughout Rwanda, Burundi, and the DRC--Democratic Republic of Congo. Those pastors lead more than 90 churches! Pastor Jesse McCaul and his team are training the leaders of their 90 small groups and 60 provincial pastors in Cambodia.

The key leaders from India are multiplying this training through several generations of leadership transfer to ultimately affect 53,070 leaders in both the church and business sector. “Everything rises and falls on leadership,” as Dr. John Maxwell has so aptly said!

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November 24, 2009

I was in prison and you visited Me - Matt. 25:36

By Hans Roos - Prison Outreach Coordinator

Over the past 2 weeks our prison outreaches covered the nation of Malawi from top to bottom (which is a long way) and left to right. We used 3 separate prison teams and are thankful for the support provided to us by our partners from Nairobi Lighthouse Church of Kenya and Cornerstone AOG in Nashville. When all was said and done we reached every prisoner in Malawi and showed them the tangible love of Christ. Each prisoner received a great hygiene bag, along with a message of hope and the opportunity for a new life in Christ.

During this trip 13,750 bags were distributed and there were 6,800 decisions for Christ. Praise the Lord for being faithful to His Word and thank you partners for helping us make these prison visits possible.

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November 23, 2009

Preaching up a Storm

By David L. Meyer

Day two of our three day Festival of Life in Malawi brought us a twist we had never experienced. RAIN!

Worship with Israel Houghton was awesome, and then Joyce took the stage. Just as she began to deal with the subject of the oppression of women, the clouds opened up and it poured. The rains stopped just after she finished preaching. The incredible thing was that the majority of the people stayed as she continued to bring a highly anointed word of God. Joyce’s perseverance, as well as that of the people of Malawi, was an inspiration to us all.

God has done some amazing things this week here in Malawi through the prisons and medical outreaches and through ministry of the word and worship! We are eager to see what the final day has in store.

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November 20, 2009

Lives Forever Changed

David Meyer

The percentage of children born with club foot in Malawi is excessively high. Children born with this abnormality are usually treated as outcasts by family and society in general. Their odds of getting an education, getting married and having any type of normal life are very small. When I was introduced to CURE hospital in Blantyre, not only was I shocked by this problem but very impressed by the many, many lives they were changing through a variety of corrective measures from special shoes to complex surgeries. So we immediately began partnering with them to help more children.

Today I had the pleasure of taking my parents to see this incredible place of transformed lives. They were equally moved! We could not be helping these precious young ones if you were not helping us. As I often say, “Together we are better”.

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November 19, 2009

Something Amazing

Ginger Stache

Chief Media Officer - Joyce Meyer Ministries

We saw something amazing today. We were in Ngodzi, Malawi at a maternity ward that Joyce Meyer Ministries funds in partnership with an agency called Lifeline Malawi. Suddenly a woman came walking in who didn’t look pregnant but was in obvious pain. We learned that her name is Fanny and she just delivered a set of twins on the road on the way to the clinic. That happens quite often in Malawi because many women still deliver their babies at home. By the time Fanny decided she needed help and began her long walk to the maternity clinic it was too late. Thankfully her twin girls were born healthy and she had a place for her and her babies to receive immediate care.

That’s an image you don’t soon forget; two tiny babies, still messy from a delivery on a dirt road. Fewer women and babies in this region of Malawi are dying in childbirth thanks to the help of JMM partners who make it possible. Truly amazing!

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November 17, 2009

Feeding Children in South Africa

Dan Meyer - CEO Joyce Meyer Ministries

Yesterday we visited a trash dump, in a part of South Africa called East London. Here the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries fully fund a feeding program for the kids that live in slums which are literally built all around the edges of this dump. It was heartbreaking to see people living this way, but it was great to see a lot of little children being fed instead of starving to death.

Next we are heading to Malawi, Africa for a big festival and also to visit more of the outreaches that JMM partners are funding as well.

Thank you for your prayers and gifts which God uses to make all these outreaches and many more around the world possible. We love you.

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November 14, 2009

God's Favor in Switzerland

Joyce Meyer

What an incredible time we just had in Basel, Switzerland. In all three meetings we had overflow crowds. We teamed up with our good friends from Hillsong London and God's presence was so strong.

Thanks so much to everyone who prayed, volunteered, and supported these meetings. I leave Europe very satisfied and content that we were where God wanted us to be.

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November 12, 2009

Meeting with Pastors in Eastern Europe

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Today we were honored to be able to minister and bless a group of pastors from several countries in Eastern Europe. Our good friends Jim and Brenda Puhr, who live in Hungary, helped gather pastors from Serbia, Poland, Macedonia, Hungry and Albania. We all attended a banquet with Dave and Joyce, Nick and Chris Caine, and Gary and Christine Preston.

Eastern Europe is one of the most difficult regions in which to minister. Therefore those called by God to do such work face incredible challenges. So we were so happy to be able to lift up their arms. They will also be able to attend the Basel, Switzerland conference with Joyce.

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November 11, 2009

Operation Home Front

Shelly Meyer

The St. Louis Dream Center (SLDC), an outreach of Joyce Meyer Ministries, recently had the opportunity to minister to some of our courageous US military personnel. Through Operation Home Front, an organization dedicated to supporting the troops and the families they leave behind, the SLDC was able to connect with the 354th Army Military Police Company.

On October 10th the SLDC barbeque grill team and other volunteers threw a going away party for the 120 members of the company and their families. They were able to share encouragement as well as dinner with these men and women on their last day with their families before they left Missouri for their deployment to Iraq. What a blessing to be able to reach out and show our troops that we love and support them and their families. We anticipate this being the first of many more opportunities to serve those who put their lives at risk to protect us every day.

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November 04, 2009

House of Mercy

Rick Renner
JMM Eurasia Director

Joyce Meyer Ministries partners with House of Mercy, a ministry in Russia that reaches out to the homeless with food and the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are feeding 180 homeless people each week in and around Moscow, and also visit an orphanage once a week. House of Mercy regularly ministers to 60 abandoned children and conducts a church service every week for the homeless. Thank you for your support of this terrific work.

We wish to start a significant outreach in partnership with House of Mercy to provide even more food for the hungry on the streets of Moscow. Please keep this entire project in prayer as we strive to show God’s love to the needy in Russia.

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October 26, 2009

A Special Day in Shams el Deem, Egypt

Shelly Meyer

Providing the basic necessities of life can be very difficult for many families in the remote desert villages of Egypt. Joyce Meyer Ministries, in conjunction with Think and Do, held a special day for poverty-stricken and orphan children from Shams el Deem, Egypt. Almost 200 children were in attendance, along with 31 Sunday school teachers. During this day, the children received free school supplies, audio and video tapes and a lunch meal.

Aida, a 32-year-old housewife whose family participated in this special event, mentioned that she was worried about buying school supplies for her 3 children because her family didn’t have enough money. Due to her husband’s and her own health situations neither one of them were able to work to earn money for the much needed supplies for their children. But through generous donations made by the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries, we were able to provide for her family’s needs of school supplies through the Think and Do spiritual day for children. Aida’s children received many school supplies, and other gifts too. They were very happy to have new backpacks and supplies for school, and were very thankful to God and Think and Do.

Thank you Partners for allowing us to help this family and many others around the world in similar situations. Visit our website for information about Hand of Hope.

October 20, 2009

Flooding in Cambodia

Dr.Yem Tevyneath

We have never seen in the history of Cambodia such tremendous storms that have destroyed people’s lives, their homes and the rice fields where they make a living. I could not believe with my own eyes, trees that have been here for hundreds of years were completely pulled up from the ground as well as the many houses that have been completely damaged or collapsed from the storms and flooding. Even the Joyce Meyer Ministries Children’s Home was flooded. Praise God there was not any structural damage, just some clean-up work to do. But in the midst of the flooding, children were still able to go to church and praise God while the flood waters were literally under their feet.
The recent disastrous flooding and heavy storms have resulted in thousands of families living in terrible conditions in Kampong Tom, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, and Ratanakkiri provinces. Please pray for the great needs of the thousands of families among the hundreds of local churches living in these provinces whose lives have been affected.

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October 12, 2009


Ashley Wilkins

JMM Medical Outreach Coordinator

I have just returned from an amazing medical outreach held in our new health center in Pursat, Cambodia. During the one week outreach, we were able to treat 4,363 patients and saw 3,667 salvations!

One of the patients who really stood out to me was a 10 year old boy named Rothtim. He caught my eye because he was crippled. As he walked across the concrete, the tops of his bare feet would scrape the ground with each stride. The tops of his feet were calloused from walking this way his entire life. I knew he needed a pair of shoes. We went to the market and for just $10 US dollars we were able to purchase clean socks and two new pairs of shoes for him. Most Cambodians live on just $1 US dollar per day, making the simple luxury of a pair of shoes not an option.

We washed his dirty feet and put the socks and shoes on him. He jumped up and started walking and the shoes actually acted as a corrective device and immediately he was almost walking normal! He was so happy and kept bowing and thanking us. The smile that stretched across his face was indescribable.

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October 07, 2009


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Scott Norling, Director of our Southeast Asia office and I were able to get into the disaster zone and help deliver much needed supplies to the victims of the recent earthquake in Padang, Indonesia. Joyce Meyer Ministries has a children’s feeding program not far from here but not one of the kids was harmed by the earthquake, thank God. I personally have never seen so many buildings completely destroyed. In cooperation with local churches, we are showing the love of Jesus to the largest Muslim nation on earth. Thanks for allowing us to be there to help.

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