December 28, 2011

Christmas Giving
















Shelly Meyer–Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

We recently had the opportunity to support an amazing outreach in the inner-city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In conjunction with our ministry partners at Healing Place Church, we helped host a Christmas party for 3,200 people in the community. There were plenty of activities for everyone, including games, face painting, entertainment and food. But most importantly, we were able to give away 1,375 bikes to children in Baton Rouge who may otherwise have not received a Christmas present this year.

The team at Healing Place Church shared with us, “we are so deeply grateful for amazing partnerships like the one we have with Hand of Hope that made it possible for us to collect and give out all of these bikes. Through this outreach, we were able to share the love of Jesus with thousands in our community here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”


Our thanks to Healing Place Church and the partners and friends of Joyce Meyer Ministries who helped make this event 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 21, 2011

Supporting the Philippine Typhoon Victims

















Please pray with us for the people in the Southern Philippine Island of Mindanao. This region was recently struck by a devastating typhoon which resulted in disastrous flooding. Hundreds have lost their lives and over 25,000 families in and around the city of Cagayan de Oro have lost everything they owned.

Hand of Hope, in conjunction with Convoy of Hope and Don Clower's Ministries, is providing much needed relief efforts to help those affected by this deadly disaster. Containers carrying 18,000 meals have been sent from Convoy of Hope’s warehouse in Manila to Mindanao where torrential rains have killed over 900 people. Convoy of Hope is coordinating relief efforts with local government officials and local churches in the region to make sure food and disaster relief clean-up is directed where it is needed most.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mindanao as they recover from 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.

December 19, 2011

Making A Difference This Christmas


David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





A special thank you to our partners who are helping to make a difference this Christmas season. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope partnered with members of the Chicago Bears and Maranatha Church this weekend to bring the love of Christ to Chicago.

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, 2011

Living Water in Zambia















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Hand of Hope started partnering with Overland Missions (overlandmissions.com) several years ago to support a small school for the precious children of Sichilobe, a village in Africa located about an hour outside of Zambia. We recently had another opportunity to partner with Overland Missions, this time to drill a water well to provide clean drinking water to the village of Sichilobe.

Getting the well drilled was no easy feat. After two failed attempts to find water the drill team prayed and on the third attempt hit water that gushed out of the drill hole. This work has become a great testimony to the community. It was not uncommon for the people of the village to walk over 2 miles roundtrip to get water from a river. Now, because of your generous support, clean drinking water is available to them right in the their own village.

The headman of the village wanted to honor the drilling team, but they pointed him to God who did the work. The headman of the village is going to church now and started praying because “God takes care of us like this!” Now many people in the village look to God as their source of water and so much more! This is one of two wells Hand of Hope has supported in Zambia through Overland Missions.


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 07, 2011

Restoring Hope in Lebanon

















Wade Hosseini - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


I recently returned from Beirut Lebanon where Hand of Hope conducted a medical and dental outreach. Our team of 11 volunteers came from 3 different nations and partnered with the volunteer staff from Hand of Hope’s long term partner Heart for Lebanon. Through this combined effort, we were able to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of over 700 patients.

Our goal in Lebanon was simple: reach the medical needs of the people and let God’s work speak for itself. The hope we were able to spread allowed us to create a opening in the hearts of those who were desperately searching for Him. Over the span of five days we hosted clinics for people to obtain free health and dental care and spiritual healing. During that time nearly 200 Iraqi refugees, 200 prisoners from a Lebanese prison, and over 250 Bedouins and gypsies from 2 different camps attended our clinics and received the care and attention they desperately needed and otherwise would not have received without the loving care that Hand of Hope and it’s volunteers showed.


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, 2011

Providing Treatment for HIV/AIDS


















Because of the amazing support of our partners and friends, Hand of Hope has been able to provide medical treatment and support to those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world through a home for HIV positive children and HIV/AIDS centers in India, two women’s homes in Ethiopia, and medical care for HIV positive children in Africa. In addition to these programs, Hand of Hope also provides HIV/AIDS treatment as needed through primary care hospitals in India and Cambodia, medical clinics in Haiti and Ethiopia, and many of the human trafficking restoration outreaches we support as well.

Today in South Africa, we distributed booklets to children and adults that provide practical information about prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and also explain the hope found in Jesus Christ which is available to everyone. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to show the love of Christ in such a practical way.


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 23, 2011

Curing the People of Cambodia





















Dr.Yem Tevyneath



Hun Dalin comes from a poor farming family in the Keo Sovan Krom village of Cambodia. He misses out on most of his 4th grade studies while selling snacks door to door with his mother to help make ends meet. After becoming sick with infected blisters around his body Hun could no longer sleep properly nor help his parents or sister. Huns parents took him to the local provincial hospital but there was no result.

When his parents heard about the Hand of Hope health center treating patients at no cost, they sent Hun on the 40 km journey to the hospital. There Hun was treated by a doctor and given a prescription free of charge. His parents have expressed their thanks and gratefulness not only to the health center staff, but also to the donors who support this outreach to the Cambodian people through the love 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 16, 2011

Meeting Needs in Malawi
















Lea Peters – Malawi Hand of Hope Center


Stella and her children have been coming to the Malawi Hand of Hope Center since November of 2007. She serves as part of the feeding team and volunteers every Wednesday. She and her children have been helped dramatically by the ministry they receive from the Hope Center. Due to the extreme poverty they face, the food provided by the friends and partners of Hand of Hope at the Hope Center is vital for the children’s very survival. They have also learned how to prevent diseases through lessons taught on site as well as by a community health worker who visits their home and teaches basic hygiene and food safety.

Stella is so very thankful for the help she receives from Hand of Hope through the Hope Center and prays for it to continue so her children, and others like them, will have an opportunity for a better life.


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 09, 2011

Reaching Inmates in Albania

















Jack Elledge – Office Director, Joyce Meyer Ministries Europe

Hand of Hope, in conjunction with Christian Association for Albanian Prisoners, accomplished something that has never been done before within the Albanian prison system. We traveled to all 20 prisons in Albania and handed out 5,000 hygiene gift bags to inmates. Each bag had a copy of one of Joyce’s books in Albanian. We have reached across ethnic and religious lines to touch the hearts of inmates that have been forgotten by their families and left to the correctional institutions to care for them. Most of these inmates are left without any support because their families are not financially able to help them due to their own level of poverty. The gifts bags have shown the prisoners that people do care for them and there is hope.

Thanks to the team from Christian Association for Albanian Prisoners for all their help; they worked tirelessly and did a fantastic job. Joyce Meyer Ministries truly cares for those who are hurting and without hope.

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, 2011

Feeding Children in Madagascar


























Brad Senekal – Outreach Director, Joyce Meyer Ministries South Africa Office



It is estimated that 50,000 children live on the streets of the capital city of Madagascar. Hand of Hope has teamed up Empowerment Advocates International to begin a new project aimed at changing the lives and worldviews of these children.

Through an inner-city House of Hope, over 300 children are able to experience love, affection and kindness along with a nourishing meal. Before the children are fed a meal, they are taught how the love and compassion of Christ can help change their lives forever. Many children have already accepted Christ. Lives are beginning to change, and perceptions are already shifting.

What began as a daily feeding for 130 children has already rapidly grown to over 300 with more coming almost every day. This is only possible through our friends and partners support. With 50,000 children to reach, we know our work in Madagascar has only begun!



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 26, 2011

Teeth Grenades

















Tyler Ramsey – Artist and Medical Missions Volunteer

God turned a couple of rotten teeth in the ghetto of Panama into spiritual grenades. Yep, Spiritual Grenades! My wife Jacqueline and I were recently blessed to be included on a medical mission trip to Panama with Hand of Hope. The team of Dr.s and nurses inspired my wife and I with their hearts and their faith. Together, we created a temporary clinic within a ghetto torn apart by gang violence and daily murders. Ka-Boom! An older Panamanian woman came to the clinic with a couple of rotting teeth and a beautiful smile appeared when she found out we could help. She even smiled as our world-class dentist expertly and painlessly extracted the cause of her suffering. Still smiling with a mouth full of gauze, the old woman sat next to an unhappy mother in our ministry tent as she waited a few minutes for her follow-up medication. The mother’s view of the world was dark, cynical, and violent. She refused to pray with my wife until the old woman pointed to her missing teeth and said we were ok. Together, we all prayed with the mother, who simply wanted her children to love her. The mother cried when my wife opened her heart to an unlimited source of love and even accepted Jesus that day thanks to a couple of teeth that brought an old woman to a clinic so she could help a desperate mother feel comfortable enough to allow a stranger to pray over her. God turned a couple of rotten teeth into spiritual grenades. KA-BOOM!

On a selfish note, there is no better way to travel. When you are on a mission trip, you see places and experience things you would never see on a typical vacation. Spending time in that slum was one of the coolest things I’ve experienced, and the Indian village we went to next gave me a new and radically different perspective. We feel like we packed several trips into one. My wife and I are both seasoned world-travelers, but our trip to Panama is the most amazing experience we’ve ever had. Our faith and our marriage are stronger than ever. The friends we made have inspired us both to become better Christians. Ashley, our coordinator, handled all of the details, which freed us up to simply experience the glory of the adventure. The stories we returned with make our other trips sound dull by comparison my wife was a contestant on Survivor so that’s saying a lot! Our trip to Panama has changed our life. We will be forever grateful.

Click here for information on how you can go on a medical missions trip.


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 19, 2011

Flood Relief in Southeast Asia
















Scott Norling, Director – Joyce Meyer Ministries Asia Office

This has been a very challenging time for the people of Southeast Asia as they battle a horrible year of monsoon rains and flooding. There has been significant rain and flooding all along the Mekong River. This river runs through many of the countries we work in – specifically Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Our children's home in Siem Riep, Cambodia is full of water. We will rebuild our children’s home in Cambodia as well as do everything we can to bring relief to those affected by the flooding.

We have volunteers working every day, spending time with families who have lost so much. So far we have served thousands of families with supply relief bags, which contain rice, tin fish, oil and vegetables. We plan to print Joyce’s book Tell Them I Love Them to be placed in relief bags as well as to be handed out personally by volunteers. We are working with four churches to set up facilities in five locations for temporary housing, each of which will have food and simple bedding, with temporary shower and toilet facilities. Please join us in prayer as we continue working to bring much needed relief.


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 12, 2011

Joyce's Book Now in Vietnamese


















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





For the first time ever, Vietnam has allowed us to translate, print and distribute one of Joyce’s books. We personally distributed Battlefield of the Mind this week – a total of 10,000 copies will be spread throughout the country over the next few weeks. Battlefield of the Mind has by far been Joyce's most widely circulated book, we have translated it in over 45 languages.

Powerful testimonies come to us all the time from people receiving translated books we distribute around the world. A 62 year old woman living in Mongolia recently shared with us, “through your books I learned how to think positively…thank you for encouragement and edification.”

Thanks for helping us help the beautiful people in Vietnam.


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 26, 2011

Hope in Lebanon














Ginger Stache - JMM Chief Media Officer


One day Dr. Dawod received an anonymous phone call threatening his family. A Christian in Iraq, he had seen many of his friends hurt, but still wondered whether to take the threat seriously. That is until they denied his son desperately needed medical care then ambushed his car in a torrent of gunfire. He narrowly escaped with his life and knew he had to get his family out of Iraq immediately.

Now living in Beirut, Lebanon, his family is safe but their conditions are still difficult. He is not able to practice medicine and is struggling to find any work. Thankfully Hand of Hope and our partner ministry Heart 4 Lebanon is helping his family through this transition with food, supplies, and loving support. We have loved being here in Beirut and meeting many wonderful people like Dr. Dawod. We are very grateful that our Joyce Meyer Ministries partners are enabling us to be there in this family's greatest time of need -- and many more like them.


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, 2011

Miracle Village Update - Haiti



David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Miracle Village is one of the many miracles God is working through our friends and partners in Haiti. After the massive earthquake in January 2010, hundreds of victims found shelter in tent cities located near Love A Child facilities. In addition to providing medical care, equipment and food to many of those affected by the devastating earthquake, Hand of Hope also sponsored the first 50 homes at Miracle Village. After seeing the quality of the homes, Hand of Hope committed to sponsor 50 more homes.

Thanks to the support of our partners and friends, 100 families now have a brand new lasting home. The families are settled into their homes and have local wells that provide clean water. To keep the work and the people safe, a security wall is being built around the entire 62 acres of Miracle Village. We are honored to be a part of the lasting work God is doing 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 24, 2011

Providing Solutions in Zimbabwe


























Brad Senekal – Outreach Director, Joyce Meyer Ministries South Africa Office


Children in Zimbabwe born with Club Foot are receiving hope for a better future. Club Foot is 3 times more prevalent in the children of Zimbabwe than elsewhere in the world. The local healthcare system has struggled to provide proper corrective treatment. Without treatment, children are typically condemned to a life of crawling on the ground, becoming further entrenched in poverty, and often face the painful stigma of their family being believed to be "cursed" and being shunned by society.

But now there is HOPE! Through our partners, Maoko Ane Tsitsi and the national rehabilitation program being established, Hand of Hope has been able to purchase 138 corrective braces to help completely restore the feet of over 415 kids! Throughout the months of rehabilitation, their families are being counseled and told about Jesus, while seeing Him heal their children. With God, we are LITERALLY changing these beautiful kids lives forever, and their families too. We are so grateful to our partners for making this possible in Zimbabwe!


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, 2011

Helping Blind Orphans in Belarus















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Hand of Hope has been working in the region of Belarus and surrounding areas for the past 15 years. Recently we became aware of a great need for a new water pump at the Response of the Heart orphanage for blind children in Belarus. This pump had broken and was no longer able to provide water for the 112 children at the orphanage. Without it, basic needs for water could not be meet – no bathroom facilities, showers, laundry, drinking water or way to prepare food were available. The director of the orphanage tried to raise funds to replace the broken pump through local support but was unable to obtain the funds needed.

Hand of Hope was able to partner with New Thing, Inc. to help provide a new pump. Water is flowing once again for the children thanks to the generous support of our partners! 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.

August 10, 2011

Feeding the Children of Jaigaon















Adam Anderson – Joyce Meyer Ministries, India

In Jaigaon, West Bengal on the Bhutan Border, Joyce Meyer Ministries/Hand of Hope runs a feeding program for the extremely needy children of this region. These children come from a poverty-stricken slum area near the feeding center where many of the children’s parents are known as “ragpickers”. They rummage through garbage dumps for things to sell and for food to eat. Many of the children who attend this program are forced to assist their parents in this practice and they are not able to attend school.

At the Jaigaon feeding program these children are not only fed, but they are educated and taught about the love of Christ. For almost all of these children, this will be the only education they will ever receive. They are taught to read and write both Hindi and English, and are also taught basic arithmetic. This program has been an invaluable blessing to these children. Without it, they would have little to no chance at ever improving their difficult circumstances. But with it, there is no telling what God will do with their lives.


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 03, 2011

Restoration in Uganda



















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


We have just returned from a one week medical/dental outreach and I know it is one I will never forget! We traveled to a small village in Northern Uganda called Gulu. This small part of Africa was not long ago ravaged by the terrors of an internal war. Many small children were forced to become child soldiers and to do horrific things to those they loved most. Traveling to this area to hold a medical/dental outreach was an honor for us and an unheard of act of kindness to them.

Over 4,000 people were treated for all types of ailments including HIV, malaria, parasites, dehydration, skin infections, dental needs, and many, many more. One person we helped treat was 15 year old Jacqueline. When Jacqueline arrived by herself at our ministry tent on Wednesday morning, she cried out with a deep desperation and terror in her eyes, begging for help: "Please, nobody wants to help me, they say I am crazy, please, please help me!" We carried her to a separated room to talk privately and there learned she was forced to watch her parents die during the war, has been sexually abused and now has seizures several times a day causing her Aunt to believe she is sick and will bring curses to them. Her family has cast her out and does not take care of her, so she wanders the streets trying to survive. We prayed with Jacqueline and at our medical clinic she received Christ and healing from her seizures! She was dirty so we cleansed her, her clothes were tattered so we clothed her, she was hungry so we fed her, she needed a good home so we found one for her. Before we left Jacqueline said in her language and with a huge smile on her face, "A poio Mateck," Thank you very much, thank you very much!

None of this would be possible without Christ first compelling us to go, and that is why Hand of Hope travels the world searching for a need to meet and a stomach to fill. Getting to serve in the field is always a tremendous privilege. I cannot thank our wonderful friends and partners enough for participating in what God is doing and helping to enable us to go to the uttermost parts of the earth to find children like Jacqueline.


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 26, 2011

Severe Drought Threatens Millions























David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Extreme drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have resulted in an estimated 10 million people facing a severe food crisis. The malnutrition rate among children in some areas is heartbreaking. A number of areas in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda are experiencing the worst drought conditions in over 60 years. Although people in these regions are used to conflict as a way of life, this extreme drought has brought them to a breaking point.

Immediate and massive action is needed. Hand of Hope is working quickly to provide much needed life-saving food supplies – already providing over 500,000 meals in partnership with Feed My Starving Children. A water well is also being drilled near the Kenya / Somalia border in Partnership with New Life Home Trust to provide much needed water. We also just recently completed 10 wells inside Somalia and are in process on more.

Please join us in prayer for the precious people of the Horn of Africa as we continue to work toward providing solutions to this crisis.


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 19, 2011

Blessings Abound at St. Louis Dream Center














Jami Allensworth, Senior Associate Pastor-Outreach,
St. Louis Dream Center


The St. Louis Dream Center (SLDC) was blessed this week by a visit from representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, including Under Secretary Kevin Concannon. During their time here, they witnessed firsthand how the SLDC Summer Feeding Program, provided in partnership with the USDA, is benefiting many inner-city children in need of nutritious meals. This program is just one of several outreaches the SLDC and USDA partner together to offer people in the St. Louis area throughout the year.

The SLDC is an inner-city church and outreach center in North St. Louis, fully funded by Joyce Meyer Ministries. Each year, the SLDC receives funding from the USDA for its Summer Feeding Program, as well as food for their Food Pantry, meals for the after-school feeding program, and assistance for the Soup Kitchen through the Emergency Food Assistance and Soup Kitchen-Food Bank Program.

We are truly thankful for the amazing partnership with have with the USDA and how much they have helped to bless the 21st ward of St. Louis and surrounding communities. 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.

July 13, 2011

Remembering Those in Prison in Vanuatu















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Today was an awesome day here in Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a series of 80 small islands in the South Pacific. Joyce Meyer Ministries' Pacific Rim Directors, Tom and Wendy McKaskill and I visited 2 prisons today and handed out hygiene gift bags to the inmates. The inmates were very appreciative as very few people ever come here. In addition, we met with the head of all the pre-schools in Vanuatu. There are 11,000 children ages 4-6 and the director told us they do not even have pencils, paper or crayons for the kids. We plan to work on that! We also met with radio and TV people here. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life program can already be seen on a local TBN station here thanks to you, our friends and partners.


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 06, 2011

Help and Health for London’s Homeless















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Hand of Hope has partnered with Hillsong Church London on a new project called 'Green Light'. The goal of this project is to provide health and wellbeing support to homeless people in London. The Green Light medical van hit the streets of London in early June and right away began ministering to the homeless by offering them much needed medical assistance.

The medical van currently goes out on Thursday nights, but will soon increase to making visits at least twice a week. Thus far, the program has been very successful, but it will take a little time to build relationships with the homeless before they will trust medical assistance being offered. As always, the main focus is to share the Gospel, to reach the lost and to introduce them to the real Healer.


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 01, 2011

Madagascar


























David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Madagascar needs our help!


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.

June 28, 2011

Will You Help Us?

Well of Life

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




There are one billion people in the world today who have no access to clean drinking water. Many people drink and cook everyday with water that is contaminated and as a result makes them very sick. You could help us make a tremendous difference in these people's lives. For $6,000, we can dig a clean water well and build a church where the Word of God can be shared in an entire community. Please visit our website today for more information or to make a donation to support this amazing mission.


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.

June 24, 2011

Impact in Zimbabwe















Cassie Putnam – Hand of Hope


Before I left for the Zimbabwe Medical and Dental Outreach I prayed, “Jesus, I can’t wait to see you out there”, and indeed I did see Him. I saw God’s love pouring through the hands of the doctors, nurses, prayer team, and the many volunteers it took to bring healing to the people of Zimbabwe. We treated 2,427 patients, dispensed 9,281 prescriptions, pulled 442 teeth, saw 1,297 salvations, and much more.

Many people had never seen a doctor in their lifetime, and many walked for miles through mountainous terrain to reach our clinic. The people were sick and wounded, and I will never forget the look of distress and desperation as they formed the lines outside the gates. But after they were treated by our team of doctors and nurses, the look of desperation on their face turned to a look of hope and joy and smiles.

In any given moment, multiple people were being touched by the Lord through the hands of this medical and dental team. I wish the partners could see what was happening through my eyes, and I wish they could see what a significant impact their prayers and financial donations had on the people of Zimbabwe. When the people of Zimbabwe thanked us for helping them, they were also thanking the many partners who support Joyce Meyer Ministries and Hand of Hope.


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.

June 22, 2011

Reaching Europe with the Love of Christ















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Joyce was recently in Poland, Germany, Albania and Bulgaria sharing a message of prayer, hope and encouragement. In addition to distributing books in each country’s official language, Joyce shared a message of hope saying, “At one time Europe was alive with the Word of God. Then it was dark for many years, but one by one, the lights are starting to turn back on!”

The response to the meetings in each country was tremendous. Auditoriums were filled to capacity and crowds filled overflow rooms to view a live media stream of the conference as well. Many of the people in attendance at these meeting were not Christians and as a result we witnessed many give their hearts to the Lord.

We’re honored to be part of reaching out to those in Europe, sharing the Word of God through books, TV and radio and can’t wait to see how God continues to spread His light throughout these countries.


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.

June 13, 2011

Poland and Germany were Amazing!
















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Our first ever visit to Poland saw great results for the kingdom. The venue was packed with people and several hundred in the overflow. Hillsong Kiev led the people in worship in 3 separate languages and it was highly anointed. After 2 services of powerful preaching over 1/2 the crowd stood up to receive salvation. What a night!

The next day in Germany we saw thousands of people sit outside on the ground and watch a video screen as the auditorium was packed. The hunger for God's word was amazing. Every time we visit Germany it seems like the people are more on fire for the things of God.

Thanks to all those who have been praying and please do not stop as we still have 2 more countries to go. Albania and Bulgaria here we come!


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.

June 07, 2011

Upcoming Meetings in Europe










David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Joyce will be traveling to Europe June 11 – 18 to share a special word with the people of Poland, Germany, Albania and Bulgaria. Please join us in prayer for safe travel on this trip for everyone involved, for anointed worship and teachings and for God to touch the heart of every person who will attend these meetings to receive from Him. Please visit joycemeyer.org/Europe2011 for more information.


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.

June 01, 2011

Visiting Australian Prisoners













Outside the gates of Alice Springs Main Prison with a vehicle packed full of prisoner gift bags.


Tom McKaskill - Director - Joyce Meyer Ministries Australia

We recently distributed hygiene gift bags in the prisons of the Northern Territory, Australia. This completes the third state in Australia and contacts are being made with the remaining four states for future outreaches. In all we were able to visit six prisons in Darwin and Alice Springs distributing over 1,300 gift bags to inmates. I preached to and prayed with the inmates and we had nine confirmed salvation's and immeasurable success.

It was a fantastic outreach, bringing hope to the hopeless, a light to the dark, and establishing relationships. One of the Chaplains told us “I have never seen or experienced cooperation from officers like we had that day. The material was very relevant and there have been some very positive comments from some of the guys.” Another Chaplain wrote to tell us “many of the men and women have asked me to say THANK YOU from them. They really appreciated the gift and they spoke to me the last couple of days so thank you for the time.” I give praise to God, for the opportunity to be able to be involved in such a fantastic work and look forward to the next adventure to reclaim lives!
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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.

May 25, 2011

Humbled in Ethiopia



















Kim Schmied – Hand of Hope


As an employee of Joyce Meyer Ministries, I am well acquainted with the work we are doing around the world. It has touched my heart for a number of years, but nothing compares to experiencing it firsthand. This month, I had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia and participate in our Hand of Hope medical outreach. No amount of pictures, magazine articles or broadcasts could’ve prepared my heart for what I would encounter.

I saw extreme poverty and malnourished babies literally weeks from death. I saw people of all ages suffering from physical and emotional pain that I cannot comprehend. I saw young girls stricken with fear as they live trapped in the sex trade industry. I saw devastation at a level I have never experienced before. But more importantly I saw solutions.

I saw physical pain relieved. I saw bellies filled. I saw girls rescued from human trafficking and a momma being reunited with her baby. I saw our medical volunteers treat 2,110 patients, prescribe 7,625 prescriptions and lead 433 people to the Lord! I watched as love surpassed cultural barriers to mend broken hearts, ease heavy burdens and restore hope to those who feared it was lost forever.

I am humbled to be a part of what God is doing in Ethiopia and to be a part of a ministry that is making an eternal impact in that nation and many others 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.

May 17, 2011

Feeding Iraqi Refugees

















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Noury was living in Mosul, Iraq when the school his children attended was bombed. The explosion injured his children's hands and heads, but they survived. The children had already been persecuted at the school for being Christians. The danger that was already a large part of their daily lives was growing. Life became unbearable for Noury; he had to leave his job and was forced to sell his car in order to pay for the passports and tickets he and his family needed to move to Lebanon.


In Lebanon, Noury found that life wasn’t any easier. He had to spend all he had for rent, sacrificing one of the most essential needs, food. His five children, too young to work, left him as the sole provider. The monthly food distribution his family receives through Heart for Lebanon, a ministry partner of Joyce Meyer Ministries, he says, is a gift from God. This is just one of the many ways Heart for Lebanon is making a difference in the life of refugees. Thank you for your support that helps feeds those who suffer because of the Gospel.


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.