August 28, 2013

Volunteers on the Ground in India

This year’s Festival of Life in Indonesia marked 25 years since Joyce first ministered on foreign soil at a church in San Jose, Costa Rica. Since then, things have changed—crowds are larger and, in many ways, the world is smaller. But after all the years, one thing is the same: In every language, God’s Word translates into lives changed. 

A Festival of Life is able to bring large numbers of people together—both believers and unbelievers. They experience the goodness of God through great times of worship and the teaching of God’s Word. And over the years, every Festival of Life has resulted in tremendous ministry opportunities. 

Whether it’s through broadcasting our TV program…or by ministering to people’s physical needs through our various outreaches—such as providing food, clean water, disaster relief, mobile medical clinics and more—we target areas where we already have established relationships.  

Conducting festivals in these locations—places where we’re sharing the love of Christ in practical ways—has proven to be instrumental. It not only impacts unbelievers who are making a decision for Christ, but it also influences believers who are growing in their understanding of God’s love and purpose for their lives. 

“Every Festival of Life brings a greater unity throughout the nation. People are willing to lay down their differences in order to join together for a central purpose and cause, which is to hear and act on the Word of God being shared,” shares David L. Meyer, CEO of Hand of Hope

Since 1988, Joyce has taught the Word of God in more than 35 nations worldwide, with tens of millions hearing these messages translated into their native language through an interpreter. 

Over the years, your support has made it possible for Joyce to speak in India on eight separate occasions, ministering to crowds as far as the eye can see. In this nation, you have also helped us install fresh-water wells, fully-fund a hospital for those without medical care, and reach thousands of children through orphanages and feeding centers. 

In the former Soviet Union, your partnership has provided vitamins to the elderly, a home for orphans and a pathway to airing our TV program in Russian. This led to Joyce’s first-ever conference in that region—an event that inspired and restored hope to a generation of people living in the post-communist era. 

From Cambodia and Thailand…to South Africa and Rwanda…to the millions living in the Amazon Basin and around the world, you are not only responsible for sharing the Gospel, but also for bringing along lifesaving help. 

And that is one milestone worth celebrating. 

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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