May 16, 2013

Sharing Hope and Groceries in Latvia

Through our partnership with Good News Church in Riga, Latvia, we are able to help provide food and other assistance for struggling families. In a region once governed by communist rule, most have never stepped foot into a church or experienced the Love of God. The church hosts special Saturday services where people can come to eat, hear about God, and leave with some groceries to help them through the week. 

Earlier this month we met Alexandra and her family. Three years ago, having struggled through some darker days of addiction and prison, she and her husband, Victor, found themselves in despair—without jobs and without a way to feed their family. They needed a change and they called the church for help. With groceries in hand, the church leaders visited the couple and invited them to the Saturday service. 

Fast forward to today. Alexandra and Victor still attend Saturday church—but now, they are there to help. She has recently learned to be a hairdresser and provides haircuts to those at the service while Victor helps serve food and greet those in attendance. 

"Today we have a good life," says Alexandra, "We go to church, have fellowship with people, read and understand the Word of God. God is using us for His glory." 

Alexandra and Victor are living transformed lives, serving those in need as they were once helped. And it all started, like many in at the church, with groceries and a warm meal. 

Thank you for providing food that nourishes and a Message that transforms. Your support as a friend or partner with Joyce Meyer Ministries allows us to reach people where they are.

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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