March 07, 2012

Disaster Relief Efforts in Madagascar

Brad Senekal – Outreach Director, Joyce Meyer Ministries South Africa

Hand of Hope is providing disaster relief to the people of Madagascar affected by the recent category four cyclone that swept through the region’s eastern shores on Tuesday, February 14. Through our already established feeding programs and water well projects there, we've been able to identify a number of severely affected households nearby the capital city, Antananarivo.

Over and above our ongoing feeding programs that care for 1,750 children, we distributed relief packs to households of 300 of the most vulnerable including food parcels, blankets, oil, candles, charcoal etc. And for a few of the worst affected, we will be rebuilding their destroyed houses. We have also committed to rebuild a school where the roof was ripped off entirely and the walls badly damaged.

It is the ongoing support by our partners for our ongoing programs in Madagascar, and around the world, that allow us to respond quickly and strategically when disaster strikes.

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.