May 26, 2010

Providing Solutions in Bangladesh

Shelly Meyer

Some of the underprivileged children of Bangladesh receive nutritious food and education through the three Joyce Meyer Ministries feeding centers in the Gopalgnj and Gazipur provinces. The emphasis at these feeding centers is on education as well as health and nutrition. The centers also help the children by creating an interest in them to lead a life with good values. Many lives are being transformed.

Six year old Torikul Sheik comes from a family of seven. Despite his great efforts, it is difficult for Torikul’s father to feed the family each day with his meager income. In addition, education for his children is something Torikul’s father just cannot afford. However, these circumstances have never hindered Torikul Sheik from dreaming. One of the Joyce Meyer Ministries feeding centers in Bangladesh has played a vital role in making this family of seven happy and content by providing them with basic needs of food and education.

Torikul is known as a very bright and prompt student by his teachers. This happy child thanks the Joyce Meyer Ministries feeding program for turning his life around. Visit our website for more information about Hand of Hope.

May 19, 2010

Helping in Cambodia

Shelly Meyer

Kuy Pich is sixty two years old, his wife Pich Soeurn is fifty six. They live in Kampong Cham. Through a horrible family disagreement, Kuy Pich was severely injured when he had acid poured on his face. As a result, he was blinded, his ear canals closed and his face was disfigured. His relatives told him about the Hand of Hope Health Clinic in Pursat. The trip from his village to the health center was difficult, but well worth it. He is now receiving much needed free medical treatment for his wounds.

While he is still blind, treatment for his face and ears is ongoing. “My wife and I are very thankful for the care I am getting,” Kuy Pich says. “We could not afford to pay for any of this treatment. Thank you to the kind physicians who work here and many thanks to all of the supporters of this center.”

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May 12, 2010

Sharing the Gospel Message in Iran

Shelly Meyer

A former Muslim woman living in Iran called in to the call center to say she had been watching the Enjoying Everyday Life program in Farsi on TV and that Joyce’s messages had totally changed her life. It was suggested to her that she should witness to her friends and tell them how her life had changed. She said, “No, I don’t need to because my husband, who is still a Muslim, does that. He is not a believer but he tells our Muslim family and friends all the time how amazed he is at how much I’ve changed since I’ve started watching these programs. He is even telling others to watch the program. He says I’m the best wife and that I respect him, take care of our children and home and that I’ve changed into a new woman.”

Others in Iran have shared with us how much Joyce’s messages have helped them. One person wrote to us, “We always pray for Joyce and for the great work that has been done by her in the Iranian people’s lives. I don’t feel that Joyce is in another country; rather she is near us in Iran. Iranian people, especially the women, love Joyce and pray sincerely for her.”

The Enjoying Everyday Life program is currently broadcast on nearly 500 TV stations in 36 languages worldwide. People all over the world are being changed every day because of these programs. Visit our website for more information about Hand of Hope.

May 05, 2010

Lives Changed: Prison Ministry Update

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

During a recent prison outreach we were able to distribute over 19,700 gift bags to the inmates and were blessed to see more than 210 of them accept Jesus into their lives.

Prison life is incredibly difficult and complex. We spoke with a 19 year old man who just the night before had attempted to commit suicide. In the course of the conversation, he told us that he was forced to join a gang in that prison. If he had refused he would have been beaten or possibly killed. His initiation into the gang required him to assault a prison guard. He was put in solitary because of that attack and that was when he tried to end his life. We were able to share the love of Christ with him and tell him that God has an awesome plan for his life.

It is such a blessing to us to be able to reach out to people like this. They may have done things—some very bad things---that have landed them in prison but they need to know about the freedom that Christ has for them. Thanks to our partners for supporting us in these efforts.

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