December 28, 2010

Reaching the Children of South Africa

















Brad Senekal – Outreach Coordinator –

Joyce Meyer Ministries South Africa Office

Her name is Nonate Mkhwanazi, she is a student at the Maphakama Primary School at Clau Clau (in Nelspruit, South Africa). She is only 10 years old, but has already seen a bad side of life. Along with her brother and sister, Nonate lives with her ill and unemployed parents. Her mother receives a small child grant from the government but it is too small to make ends meet for a family of five.

When the caregivers at the Joyce Meyer Ministry, Hand of Hope feeding center at Clau Clau heard about the suffering of the children, they arranged for all three of the children to visit the center. Now, Nonate and her siblings go to the center each day for a meal. They are now healthy and happy. Nonate said that the future looks brighter to her now. She has also learned a lot about Jesus at the feeding center and has accepted Jesus as her personal Savior! It is feeding programs like this one that not only meet real and immediate physical needs but also meet the real spiritual needs of the children and communities. Thank you partners for helping to make this all possible.

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.




December 22, 2010

A New Church and Water Well in Peru

















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Hand of Hope was recently able to partner with Camino De Vida to build a new church and a clean water well for the people of Iquitos, Peru. Around 100 people attended the inauguration service and the congregation was so pleased to have a church building and a new source of clean water. Previously the church was meeting in someone’s yard; but now the pastor believes that having the building will really help them establish a solid church in the community.

Thank you to our friends and partners for helping us spread the Word and establish churches. Together we are 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.

December 14, 2010

Rescued in Uganda























David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Born on July 4, 2009, John arrived at Baby Watoto, a home for babies in Gulu, Uganda, when he was only 9 months old. Born to parents living in captivity, he had recently been rescued when he came to us. John was very small for his age and moderately malnourished. It took him a few days to settle into Baby Watoto but we soon learned that he has a stunning smile that he is willing to show anyone who would give him a cuddle!

John has really thrived since being at Baby Watoto and although he is still small he is definitely catching up quickly. He is an independent boy and often goes off exploring when he thinks no one is watching. In mid-December John will move on to the Watoto Children’s Village in Gulu where he will continue to receive much love and support. Thank you partners for helping to give John such a great start in life! Through your generous giving we were able to fully fund building of the babies’ home in Gulu, which opened in April of this year; as well as provide support for monthly operational costs. Together we are truly 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.

December 08, 2010

A Life Transformed in Ethiopia























David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




I was recently in Ethiopia. While visiting our home there for women rescued from human trafficking, I was presented with the attached photo and story.

Eled is her name and her background is one of prostitution in the red light district of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On three separate occasions she tried to commit suicide but was unsuccessful. Then one day someone from International Crisis Aid, who we partner with in Ethiopia, invited her to leave the life of prostitution and come and live in one of the 3 Hand of Hope sponsored homes for young women. These homes currently house 32 girls with similar stories to Eled. After completing the 2 year process of restoration, Eled decided to enroll in nursing school. She is now a nurse serving in the Hand of Hope medical clinic in Angacha, Ethiopia. When I met her a day after hearing her story she was so happy with the most beautiful smile.

Another life transformed!

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.

December 02, 2010

My Hope is in Him: Ethiopia Girls Home

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Today we had the pleasure of visiting one of the homes we support in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which rescues women trapped in the commercial sex trade. One of the precious girls here, Martha A., shared a poem with us that is very powerful. I want to share it with you. Thank you partners for helping us rescue women from human trafficking.

My Hope Is In Him by Martha A.

Whatever happened to her? People were saying My strength depleted and my sorrows deep...

To all who gave up on me, to those who've said "she's finished"
Here, a new day has dawned for me, what will you say now?

From afar, from a filthy place
Mockingly they said "she's hopeless"

But I have a God whom I can lean on and take refuge I will bear witness to all who laughed at me

I have faith that a better day has come I will hide in His care and evade the death sentence I will bow down and sing to His praise

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.

December 01, 2010

Haiti Update: Treating Cholera


















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


The people of Haiti continue to battle through the effects of the devastating earthquake earlier this year, hurricane Tomas in late October and now are facing a new fight against the infectious disease cholera. Causing severe dehydration, left untreated, cholera can be deadly within hours. Prompt treatment is very important.


We continue to partner with our friends at the Love A Child Jesus Healing Center in Haiti to provide rapid response for the treatment of people who have contracted cholera. They have been literally saving lives, more than 385 people who have been diagnosed with cholera have been successfully treated in the past two weeks. We are continuing to help patients and families on a daily basis who have been affected by this epidemic and we are so grateful to our partners who help make these life saving treatments a possibility.

Please join us in prayer for healing emotionally, spiritually and physically in Haiti.


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.

November 24, 2010

Assisting the Elderly in Moscow
















Joel Renner - Joyce Meyer Ministries Russia Office


Each Monday senior citizens from around Moscow attend the Vitamin Club which is sponsored by our Joyce Meyer Ministries Russia & Ukraine office. What began as a group of seniors has turned into a church for the elderly with nearly 4,500 attending the multiple services. Each meeting has worship along with the Word of God being preached. The seniors are eager to attend.


At every meeting the attendees receive vitamins or other medical supplies. These seniors were once atheists and highly educated communists that have either come near to God’s kingdom or have now come into the kingdom of God. Director Max Myasnikov and volunteers call church attendees on the phone during the week to check up on them and regularly hear that these events have become the meaning of their life and have helped extend their lives. Thank you for helping reach these wonderful people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!


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.

November 22, 2010

Saving Lives in Ethiopia
















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


No matter how often we travel around the globe during the year doing medical/dental outreaches, helping to save a life is always an unforgettable moment. We are currently in a remote part of Ethiopia with our medical/dental team. Each day we have thousands of people show up at our clinic to receive the care we have come to give. Sara was one patient that immediately stood out to our team as we could see she was severely malnourished and in need of quick medical attention before she would die. We carried her into our nutrition room and slowly began the process of re-nourishing her body and placed her in our feeding program where she will continue to be nursed back to health.


Because this outreach was made possible by the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries, babies like Sara have been found and helped this week. Thank you for helping us be the hands and feet of Jesus in Ethiopia!


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.

November 19, 2010

7,281 Meals Shared Citywide in St. Louis















Jeff Allensworth – St. Louis Dream Center Senior Pastor

The St. Louis Dream Center recently hosted a citywide food distribution. Three semi-trailers of free food and other essentials were distributed to 1,200 families identified by the Dream Center. Employee volunteers and players from the St. Louis Rams distributed the food packages with enough food to feed a family of four for a week. All total the boxes of food equaled 7,281 meals!

The St. Louis Dream Center reaches thousands of disadvantaged children and families impacting their neighborhoods and quality of life. In 2009, the Dream Center provided over 170,000 meals to the hungry and assisted thousands more who were homeless. It continually strives to be a healing place for a hurting 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.

November 12, 2010

New Medical Clinic in Egypt













David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




With the help of the friends and partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope has opened a new medical clinic in Shoubra Al Kheima to serve the people and the surrounding communities. The clinic has three doctors covering pediatrics, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal issues. Unlike the government hospitals where patients still need to pay, the clinic offers medical examinations and medicine at no cost.

Patients also receive hope and an opportunity to experience the love of Christ. It is exciting to be able to serve as Christ served and meet a great need. Thank you to our many partners and friends who made this possible!

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.

November 04, 2010

50 Haitian Families Move into New Houses
















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Ever since the earthquake devastated Haiti last January we have been working hard to help the people recover. Today we helped 50 families, which is approximately 250 people, move into their brand new homes. These people have been living in tents for 10 months.

The homes painted in bright Caribbean colors are fully furnished and handicap equipped. Most families have at least one family member who is an amputee. They cried and rejoiced as they received the keys. Thanks to all the partners and especially Love a Child who made it all possible. We are now working on the next 50 homes!

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.

November 02, 2010

Two Incredible Weeks in India





David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




From the many who participated in our feeding programs, to the several thousand patients treated at our medical and dental clinics, and to the hundreds of thousands who participated in the Festival of Life, we were able to share the love and Gospel of Jesus throughout Kolkata, India this past month. We rejoice for those who were reached, but we know there is so much more we can do to reach people around the world who are in need. Thank you partners for all you do to help make this possible. Watch highlights from these two incredible weeks in India now.

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.

October 25, 2010

New Well of Life in Kalagachia, India




























By Gary Preston

An hour’s drive east of central Kolkata we arrived at the village of Kalagachia. This small village was the site for the dedication of a brand new fresh water well and church building. The water will supply the needs of at least 300 villagers and the new church building is the only one within 15 kilometers. There is no way you could find this village except with someone who knew the way. There are hundreds of narrow roads that all look the same, with people, animals and vehicles of every kind filling the streets. The combination of honking horns and all the unique smells made the journey truly special.

Young men playing drums and the smiling faces of many children, villagers and the local officials greeted us upon arrival. The new water well is located right next to the new church, which we feel was so appropriate. The well to bring and sustain the physical lives of these precious people and the church to bring and sustain their spiritual lives through Christ Jesus. What an honor and privilege this day has been for my two traveling companions, David Wessler who is our German office director, Adel and me. It was an honor to be able dedicate this well and pray for God’s favor and blessing upon this village on behalf of the Healing Place Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana who partnered with Hand of Hope in this project.



As we walked back to the minibus more and more villagers continued to stream in to celebrate this special day dressed in their best clothes. Bad water is by far and away the number one cause of disease in India. What a blessing to know, this threat has been greatly reduced for these people. Thank you partners for helping make this all possible.



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.

October 22, 2010

Caring for the People of India



















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


Our medical/dental outreach to Kolkata India has so far been a great success. We have seen the Lord move in mighty ways during the long, hot days serving the people. An outreach of this nature has not taken place in Kolkata in a very long time and the patients have been so grateful for the work the team is doing. All of the treatment and medication we give are completely free for the patients, which has been a wonderful blessing to this area as most may live near a hospital but do not have the financial means to pay for the needed treatment.


I want to send a huge thank you from the field to all of our partners who help to make outreaches like this one possible. Without your assistance thousands of people would have gone without medical/dental care this week but more importantly may not have heard the gospel message we have shared. The medicine has been the doorway into the hearts of the people. Thank you!


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.

October 20, 2010

Baby's Life Changed Forever









David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Shelly is holding a 2 day old baby born at Prem Kiran. They named her “Joy” which is Shelly’s first name. This little girl would have had a very different life if it were not for the love and support of all of you. See, her mother was rescued from the brothels of Mumbai where she was in the sex trafficking business. Now her and her baby will have a great life. Another win for Jesus!!

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.

October 18, 2010

Transforming Lives in India









David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




She was only ten years old when a stranger started up a conversation and offered her a soft drink. Three days later Kajol woke up in a brothel. She had been drugged – a victim of the sex trade industry.

Eventually, somehow she made her way to one of our feeding centers and today, at 14, she’s the youngest girl at the Prem Karen Transformation Center here in India. Here she’ll learn how to survive outside of prostitution, study a trade, and experience God’s love for her.

I’m in awe of what God is allowing us to do through our partner’s support. And many women, just like Kajol, couldn’t be more grateful.

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.

October 13, 2010

Helping the People of India














Festival of Life - Bangalore, India - January 2009


David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Over the next week our teams will be arriving in India, bringing much needed help to the people of the region. Our medical missions team will be in Kolkata providing medical and dental care. Another team will be going to our hospital and AIDS work in Chandrakal. We will also visit Prem Kiran, our highly effective transformation center for women who have been rescued from human trafficking. The trip will culminate with a four-day Festival of Life in Kolkata with teachings from Joyce, Tommy Barnett and worship with Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong band. Please join us in prayer for these events as we are looking forward to what God has in store for the people of 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.

October 05, 2010

Being a beacon for Christ in Garissa, Kenya


























Brad Senekal – Outreach Coordinator
JMM South Africa Office


In the Eastern part of Kenya, close to the Somalian border, lies Garissa, a staunchly Islamic community referred to as a “mini-Somalia”. Many Somalians have sought refuge across the border from the war in their country. The remote location of this community is one of the factors why poverty and illness (including HIV and TB) have had such devastating effects. As a result children have become orphans, with little access to care, food or a family.

Through partnership with New Life Homes, Joyce Meyer Ministries has been able to care for the orphaned and vulnerable children as well as those affected by HIV in this Muslim community. Not only do the children receive a daily meal and basic education, but they see and experience the love of Christ. Currently we are drilling a well for access to clean water, and building a HOPE CENTRE which will serve as a school, feeding point, and spiritual beacon for Christ. Thank you to our faithful partners who continue to make it possible for us to reach these communities!

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.

September 28, 2010

China Earthquake Update: Relief to the 'Ends of the Earth'












Shelly Meyer – Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

Hand of Hope was able to team up with our ministry partners in China to bring relief to victims of the earthquake that hit the Qinghai province of China in April, 2010. We were able to provide emergency relief packages to 100 families. The packages contain 2 sub-zero sleeping bags, an emergency aid kit, medicine, noodles, a solar light with a charging kit, cooking oil, and a cooking pan.

Most of the people who live in the remote village where the packages were distributed are Tibetan Buddhists, many of whom had never heard the name of Jesus. Our ministry partners were able to distribute a total of 600 packages and have been able to establish a small home group and a primary school in the village as well. Many children are learning about Jesus through the school and bringing that knowledge home to their families. Thanks to the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries, relief and eternal life are coming to areas that many would consider the “ends of the earth”.

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.

September 20, 2010

Flood Relief in Acuña, Mexico
















Shelly Meyer – Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

In July of this year massive rain and runoff from Tropical Storm Alex caused extreme flooding in Acuña, Mexico. Rivers were swollen to full flood stage leaving victims stranded and in desperate need of support and supplies. Acuña was overtaken by arroyos, fast-flowing waters. Several requests for assistance were made.

Joyce Meyer Ministries has partnered with John Novara’s ministry, His Heart and Hands Ministry, to assist in their current relief efforts. His Heart and Hands Ministry is working to assist victims who have lost so much and need our help by providing food, clean-up and disaster relief. Together we are sharing the love of Christ by helping to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the flood.

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.

September 14, 2010

Sharing the Gospel Message in Lebanon









David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




We recently heard from a therapist in Beirut who said, “I was receiving people for counseling and therapy, and was amazed to hear them talking about you! They are not believers,...but while zapping through the channels they come up on ‘Al Hayat’ TV, heard you and started following your sermons daily. I’m writing to you to encourage your ministry in the Middle East. Although you might not know how many people exactly are saved and had life changing experience, how many people are thirsty to know Jesus who changed your life, but God is moving to touch people in my country through your words.”

Thanks to our partners for helping us bring the gospel of Jesus Christ into remote areas 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.

September 08, 2010

Saving Little Namoi - Lamu Island, Kenya
















Brad Senekal – Outreach Coordinator
JMM South Africa Office


On the small isolated island of Lamu in Kenya, little Namoi has had a tough start in life. She lost her mom to Tuberculosis soon after being born and her father was too sickly and poor in his old age to care for her. At 7 months old, frail, ill and extremely malnourished, Namoi joined our children’s project. Through the faithful giving of our partners she has received daily meals, basic education and most importantly both experiences and hears daily of the love of Christ! Almost 2 years later and Namoi is healthy, well-fed and content. Despite being raised on an island rife with poverty, and that is 99% Muslim, she will grow up knowing Jesus is her provider, that she is beautiful and loved.

We thank God that through the support of partners and friends we are able to change the destiny of precious children like Namoi. With that support we are also restoring a well and building a HOPE CENTRE which will serve as a school, care centre and a church in Lamu. Thanks to Nairobi Lighthouse Church and all our partners and friends who continue to give to make this possible!

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.

August 30, 2010

Reaching Out a Hand of Hope in Cape Town


























Shelly Meyer


During my recent visit to Cape Town, South Africa I was able to visit an outreach program that Hand of Hope works with in Westlake Village. Westlake is a slum area located very close to the Joyce Meyer Ministries office in Cape Town. I was privileged to meet some of the kind elderly residents who we provide with monthly food parcels. This Granny took in this beautiful little boy when he was abandoned by his mother as a newborn. Even in her lack she reached out to someone who needed her. We are able to provide her with food so that she can care not only for herself but for him as well. We are working with the Westlake United Church Trust who have many programs assisting the underprivileged in Westlake Village. Working together we are able to help others who in turn are able to extend help themselves.

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.

Celebration Banquet













This crowd is a result of the great unity of the church in Zimbabwe.


David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Tonight we had the honor of gathering many of those who worked so hard for months on end to make the “Festival of Life” in Zimbabwe this past June a success. It was great to see everyone again.

We believe it is so very important in the process of an event to pause and say “THANK YOU!" Not one of us has accomplished a thing without the help of others and the success of Joyce Meyer Ministries and Hand of Hope is no different. So perhaps this post may not seem as moving as some of the others but I believe it to be every bit as important. We want to see the nation of Zimbabwe not just look back and say "wasn't it great when Joyce was here?" But for those few days to be the catalyst for unity and further ministry in this country. We are seeing this happen already. God is on the move in Zimbabwe and you all are a part of it. Thanks!!

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.

August 25, 2010

Deborah Children’s Home in Nepal

















Shelly Meyer


Deprived of food, education and health facilities, thousands of children in Nepal are orphans, victims of sex trafficking, forced into labor or living on the streets suffering with HIV/AIDS. Although there are several ministries that focus on children, few cater to the children at risk.

In its second year of ministry, the Deborah Children’s Home in Nepal has been providing food and education to countless children living on the streets. Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope funds this home and many children get fed. This is a great blessing to be able to help these children who are in such desperate need.

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.

August 17, 2010

Helping Pakistan Flood Victims















Shelly Meyer

Two weeks ago monsoons in Pakistan created flood waters that have now swept across one quarter of the country affecting 20 million people causing five times more damage than the 2005 earthquake. The floods have left a severe shortage of clean drinking water putting up to three and a half million children at a high risk of deadly water-borne diseases as well as an estimated six million at risk from such diseases as cholera.

As the rain and flood waters continue to pass through the country, Pakistan and the United Nations are appealing for aid and emergency response funds for much needed shelter and medicine. Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope is providing disaster relief funds to supply as much life-saving aid and relief to the affected areas as possible. We are also distributing many of Joyce’s books in the native languages of the region to provide comfort and hope in this time of adversity. As a partner of Joyce Meyer Ministries, your support is going directly to meeting the needs and displaying the love of Christ to those affected by this disaster.

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.

August 11, 2010

Homes in Haiti: Long Term Solutions















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Whether here in Haiti or globally, we’re just one part of those coming together to help those in need. Partnership increases our ability to reach even more—just like the homes we’re able to build for families in Haiti. We’ve been working with Love A Child here in Haiti for a while, so after the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January, I knew we wanted to continue working with them. They have a great capability to reach the people, and they do everything with excellence.


As an accountability to our partners, we started small, funding 50 homes for the new housing village they are building called Miracle Village. I needed to come and see it for myself. Just as I expected the houses are of the best quality and will truly be a blessing to the families. As a result, we have decided to build 50 more homes, as well as provide furnishing for all 100 homes. We are excited for the day when these families get to move in. Thank you so much for allowing us to provide a hand of hope in Haiti.


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.

August 08, 2010

St. Louis Dream Center: Back to School Blast




























Jeff Allensworth - St. Louis Dream Center Senior Pastor


We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of the Back to School Blast at the St. Louis Dream Center. Over 200 volunteers helped us launch our Adopt a Block Blitz. The day was full of fun and excitement for local area children. Festivities included carnival games, balloon animals, fire juggling, and so much more. There was also cotton candy, snow cones, kettle korn, free hot dogs and sodas for everyone. Special guest rappers, Kevin Getter and Tony Makanju entertained the crowd of approximately 1,500 people with their music.

Children received free dental care including fillings and extractions. Ashland Elementary School registered several children for the upcoming school year. Backpacks loaded with school supplies will be given to the teachers and administrators of local public schools to give to students who don't have one on the first day of school. One of the highlights of the day was the grand opening of our new food pantry. We were able to provide 5,113 meals to people in the area who were in need.

Thank you partners for helping us make this incredible day possible. For more information about the St. Louis Dream Center visit our web site.

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.

August 04, 2010

Changing Lives in Papua New Guinea

















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


The Hand of Hope Medical/Dental team recently returned from a very successful one week outreach in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This was the second time in the last 2 years our teams have been to PNG. It seemed as if everywhere we stepped foot people knew Joyce Meyer Ministries and they remembered the care we brought to them last year.

PNG is one of the most diverse countries in the world and has over 800 different people groups. One of the great things about this outreach was that it brought together many different tribes and communities as they came to receive medical care. This outreach not only brought medical and dental care to the people of PNG, but through Christ we also brought joy, hope, unity and salvation. We bandaged their wounds, pulled rotting teeth, prescribed life saving medications but most importantly we showed them God’s love by praying with each of the 3,087 patients who came to see us. We thank Him for 492 salvations!

It was evident that what Hand of Hope has done in the past two outreaches has made a lasting impact in the hearts of people of Papua New Guinea, and we give all the glory to our amazing God for using our hands to do His work across the earth. We want to thank our partners for helping to make this outreach a possibility, we couldn’t do it without you!

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. Please visit our website if you are a medical or dental professional and would like more information about volunteering on an upcoming outreach.

July 28, 2010

Medical Team Back in Papua New Guinea
















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


It is great to be back in Papua New Guinea with our medical/dental team for a one week outreach! Last year we spent a few days in a settlement called 6 Mile, which we returned to this year with the medical/dental team. The people of 6 Mile call themselves “The forgotten people of Papua New Guinea” because at one time it was a very dangerous place to visit and no one ever came to see them, especially foreign medical teams. They have a tremendous need for medical treatment and we have been very busy cleaning wounds, pulling teeth, treating tuberculosis, malaria, HIV and many other ailments.

One of the pastors here thanked me over and over again for returning, not only because we delivered medical care, but also to shine the light of Jesus Christ. As we left 6 Mile today, it was visibly obvious that the people have a joy and hope that they did not have before. The people know that they are not forgotten and that it is God who has not forgotten them.

Thus far we have treated 1,620 patients and more than 160 have given their hearts to the Lord this week! We are looking forward to God doing more incredible things through this medical outreach during the rest of our time here.

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.

July 21, 2010

Sharing the Word in Iraq















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Recently, we had the opportunity to distribute Bibles, along with some of Joyce’s books, to families in Iraq. We are able to meet this thirst for more of the living Word not only through distribution of Bibles, but also with Bible studies groups that are meeting each week. It is marvelous to see the readiness of the Iraqi refugees to serve one another in the different ways that they can. A beautiful spirit of love and compassion toward one another has been spread amongst them, more explicitly manifest during the last couple of months, in a community where every family has endured much suffering from killings, kidnappings, threats, and other various kinds of loss.


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.


July 14, 2010

We Cannot Do it Alone - A Haiti Update

















Sherry Burnette: Co-founder, Love A Child

There is a Haitian Creole proverb that says..."Yon sèl dwèt pa manje kalalou." It means "You cannot eat okra with only one finger." To me it means, "You sure can't do it alone..." and we can't. Every day we realize we need one another.


Toward that end, we have a construction team made up of many people from a variety of different areas helping us build homes for some of the people of Haiti displaced during the earthquake that devastated this country earlier in the year. Everyone on this team has great individual talents and we are grateful they are coming together to bless the poor in Haiti! It is great to see so many hands and hearts working together for the Kingdom.

These homes are so very important to the people of Haiti because they offer long-term housing solutions in a time when humanitarian experts are discouraging the use of tents and tarps for housing as they are not able to withstand the extreme weather conditions in Haiti. We are also so thankful that Joyce Meyer Ministries - Hand of Hope has sponsored the first fifty houses in this project. These homes are being built for amputees who are currently living in Camp Hope at Love A Child.


Please continue to pray for us and the people of Haiti as we rebuild.



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.