July 11, 2012

Syrian Refugees Receive Food and Hope

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

The people of Syria continue to endure incredible hardship due to on-going internal political unrest. Public demonstrations and protests have resulted in violent conflicts – thousands of people have been killed as a result of the fighting. To escape the brutal violence, thousands of Syrians have left their homes and everything they own to flee to neighboring states in Lebanon where our partners Heart for Lebanon have been providing help.

Heart for Lebanon exists to see lives changed and communities transformed through compassionate ministries. Their mission is to facilitate proper education, provide humanitarian aid, strengthen community development and promote leadership empowerment. Hand of Hope has been providing support to Heart for Lebanon since 2006. Through this on-going support, Heart for Lebanon has been able to reach 500 families a month with food, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and the gospel message. Recently, Hand of Hope also provided support for 3 additional months of food which was distributed to Syrian refuges that have fled to the Northern part of Lebanon. This food has been a tremendous blessing to the Syrian refugees who have experienced tremendous adversity and suffering.

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.