September 30, 2009


Ashley Wilkins

JMM Medical Outreach Coordinator

The Medical Outreach in Cambodia has been awesome! Joyce Meyer Ministries’ hospital in Pursat is such a blessing to the people of Cambodia. So far, we have seen over 3,000 medical and dental patients, all of them receiving free care. We have had over 2,300 people give their lives to the Lord—including two Monks! God has blessed this outreach in so many ways.

We have had some heavy winds and rain today that are the results of the typhoon, but no damage. We are working with many of the same translators we worked with during Hope Cambodia in 2007. It is cool to see what God has done for them in the last two years. Many are studying in school and some of them even want to be doctors. It is awesome!

Please pray for the people of Cambodia as this outreach comes to an end. There are so many needs here. But even after our teams leave, they will still be able to receive quality health care because of the hospital. What a blessing!

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September 28, 2009


David with Children in Malawi.

David L. Meyer

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. I am here along with our African director Ron Martin, Asian director Scott Norling and African outreach coordinator Dave Van Rensberg. We are making final preparations for our next big outreach trip into the continent. In November, Mom and Dad (Joyce and Dave to you), along with a large team will arrive here to try and help in a variety of ways. It is going to be great and the local pastors and leaders seem very excited that we are coming. Stay tuned for more details as they occur.

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September 25, 2009


Shelly Meyer

In September of 2009, the African nations of Burkina Faso and Senegal experienced the worst flooding there in years. More than 200,000 people were displaced due to the high waters. Some areas received one foot of rain in just twelve hours. It was, and still is, a devastating time.

In response, Joyce Meyer Ministries has partnered with Burkina Faso Outreach, headed by Lynn Peters, to provide support to these flood ravaged areas.

“Many of the homes that have been weakened by the flood are still falling, so we don’t know the full extent of the damage yet,” Lynn says. “We do know that the aftermath of these high waters always brings the very real possibility of diseases. Also, roads are washed out; bridges are falling; mud homes are disappearing. It truly is extremely overwhelming, especially in a country such as Burkina Faso that already sees so much poverty. Joyce Meyer Ministries provided financial support and we were able to visit some of the sites and help with some of the distribution of much needed supplies. Please pray that the Lord will show His provision and mercy through this. Thank you to Joyce Meyer Ministries for the financial and prayer support you have shown during this time. It is greatly appreciated!”

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September 16, 2009


Shelly Meyer

There are roughly 35 "red light" areas throughout Mumbai, India. Although prostitution is illegal in India, there are an estimated 100,000 people involved in the sex trade industry in Mumbai.

Supriya was just one of the many people trapped in the sex trade industry. She wanted to get out of it but lacked any formal education or skills that would allow her to change professions. Our team met Supriya and her son and gave them a chance at a new life. They were moved to our Prem Kiran Transformation Center for women who have been rescued from the brothels in Mumbai. After a time for healing and restoration, she is now a resident mother for 30 girls at the center and her son attends an English school that is fully funded by Joyce Meyer Ministries.

Prem Kiran means "ray of love" when translated into Hindi. Thank you friends and partners for your generous support that is providing a ray of love to Supriya and others like her who are in similar situations. Transforming lives is God's handiwork. We are blessed to be a part of it.

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September 09, 2009


John Bongiorno

President, Angel Mission

Nearly one billion people still lack clean water and safe sanitation around the world. Angel Mission, a ministry that Joyce Meyer Ministries supports, has been helping communities in Africa gain access to long-term sources of clean water. One such village is Gidamilanda, a group of Datooga people in Tanzania. The Datooga are considered primitive not only by Western standards, but also by East Africa standards. Ninety-nine percent of the people are illiterate and nearly fifty percent of children die before the age of five.

Angel Mission began drilling water wells for the Datooga in 2008. This safe water source has impacted the lives of the Datooga. Water that was polluted and dangerous has been replaced with safe, clean water.

Thank you to Angel Mission and the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries for reaching out to people in need.

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September 02, 2009


Kaye from West Virginia

“I am from a small (not even a red light) community in Mingo County, West Virginia,” said Kaye. “We were hit hard from the flood earlier this year and so many people lost their homes,” she said. Their church linked up with another ministry and they raised $7,500 to help feed 400 families and buy backpacks filled with supplies for the school children. “It was announced from the pulpit this week that Joyce Meyer Ministries made a donation toward our goal. Wow, I watch you nearly every day but with a different perspective now,” she said. “What a blessing knowing that you have no idea who we are or where we are, but you gave. God will surely bless you a hundredfold for having a heart for our people who were already so poor, even before losing everything.” 

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