May 23, 2012

Benin, Africa: human trafficking, hunger, poverty–overcome by Jesus!

Shelly Meyer–Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

In Benin, a small country in West Africa, many children in rural villages are suffering from exploitation and poverty – being sold and stolen for child labor, sex and organ trafficking.

We began partnering with Action and Impact Plus, a local organization that founded a Christian school in a particularly vulnerable village. They care for the most at-risk children, mostly orphans, by educating, housing and loving them. On a recent visit, our team noticed a need for a consistent supply of food. As a result, Hand of Hope is now supplying enough food for 3 meals daily, 7 days a week for all 77 children living at the school. The children are safe, healthy, well fed and know the love and protection of Jesus – while being educated!

In addition, we are now airing Joyce’s teachings on local radio in French, reaching into villages across Benin.  We are amazed at all that God is doing around the world, and how he leads us to help others.

Thank you partners for your support.

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.

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