November 21, 2012

Physical and Emotional Healing in El Salvador

Often times, people are forced into facing tragic moments in their lives, causing a great deal of not only physical but emotional pain as well. It is the kind of pain which runs deep into the soul and can have a profound effect. It has no prejudice to location, gender, or social status.

On our recent medical/dental outreach to El Salvador we met someone in this type of pain, 62 year old Marta. Marta came to our clinic with chronic back pain. One of our clinic volunteers worked on relieving the physical burden of pain in her back; Marta began to share about her life. She had been married for many years and had three adopted children. She was a victim of abuse throughout her entire marriage up until the day her husband died. Following his death, she discovered he had also been abusing their adopted children. Now grown, the children wanted absolutely nothing to do with Marta. It hurt her deeply. The physical pain in her back was an extension of the pain in her spirit. She was carrying the shame and responsibility for the actions of her deceased husband.

God not only used our medical team to physically treat Marta’s back pain but to also treat her spirit through prayer and one of Joyce’s books. As she left the clinic, she thanked our team for being there. Our outreach to El Salvador treated many physicals ailments as well as touched the lives and hearts of the people we met - restored lives, new freedoms, lasting peace.

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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