May 11, 2011

Supporting Skills Training in Djibouti

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

One of our Hand of Hope Directors, Gary Preston, and I recently visited this skills training site in Djibouti. This center is supported by Hand of Hope and teaches the trade of sewing so women will have a chance to move out of the refugee camp where most have lived for many years.

As a result of many conflicts and the Somali war, the UN has set up this camp in Djibouti. This part of the world is a very poor and incredibly warm area. Temperatures can reach 120 degrees in summer, although it was a cool 100 degrees while we were there. As you walk throughout the camp the hope we all take for granted is not very evident, but projects such as this one take steps towards restoring that hope. Thanks for helping us help these precious people.

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.