October 15, 2013

Volunteers on the Ground in India

Scott Norling - Director, Joyce Meyer Ministries Asia Office

Over the past weekend Cyclone Phailin, the strongest tropical storm to hit India in more than a decade, devastated parts of the eastern states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Nearly 30 people have died, more than 250,000 homes destroyed, more than 750,000 people displaced, and most of the fisherman along the coast have lost their boats, nets and livelihood. 

Hand of Hope is currently in the process of dispatching 225 volunteers to work in four of the hardest hit districts for two weeks. They will help clean up the destruction, as well as share the love of Christ through encouragement and copies of Joyce’s books, Why, God ,Why?, Peace, and Tell Them I Love Them

The friends and partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries are also making it possible to provide rice, dal (a dried legume, such as lentils, beans or peas) and blankets to 10,000 families. These items should last for a month and give them time to get back on their feet.  

We will also have a community kitchen that will help feed the community at large. In addition to providing basic necessities, our main goal is to restore hope to the people who have suffered such great loss.  

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for making outreaches like this possible. Please continue to pray with us as the recovery efforts continue.  

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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