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 21, 2011

New Feeding in El Salvador




















Shelly Meyer–Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

“My husband died in an accident nine years ago,” says Candelaria – Veronica and Yordi’s mother, as she stands in front of her home in El Salvador – a mud-brick shack she built on her own. “I didn’t have help anymore after he died, but I started cleaning houses and collecting plastic bottles so I could buy food and things for the children.” Despite Candelaria’s best efforts, food is regularly in short supply in her home. At school, the siblings receive an education and also a meal from Convoy of Hope and Joyce Meyer Ministries each school day. Since enrolling in the school in 2009, Veronica has gained 10 pounds.

Veronica and her brother Yordi are just two of the nearly 7,534 children being fed in El Salvador through our partnership with Convoy of Hope. It is the support of friends and partners that feeds these children and allows them to, in words of their mother, “…reach for the things in life that I cannot reach.”


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.

September 07, 2011

Helping the people of North Korea




















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope






Just last week I was able to go to North Korea and see the fruit of some of our projects. North Korea may very well be one of the most closed countries in the world so it was a great honor to go. I am not able to give you a lot of details for safety reasons as you would understand. As a matter of fact, that is why there is no photo with this update as everything is checked and regulated. What I can say is that Joyce Meyer Ministries/Hand of Hope is feeding people and we are providing some of Joyce's teaching in the Korean language. The people there are very precious and it was so great to be with them. Please continue to pray for 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.