December 03, 2013
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November 27, 2013
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It would be hours before he heard anything.
On a country road just outside of Brookport, Illinois, Cindy, Hunter and Danielle were watching a movie in the family’s new trailer when the sky began to turn dark.
There were no warnings. No sirens. It wasn’t until the windows began to blow out that they knew the tornado was on top of them. Cindy threw her 11-year-old son to the ground as the trailer began to flip.
No more than a minute later they found themselves climbing and lifting their way out of decimated trailer, which was now across the street. Seventeen-year-old Danielle was laying in the middle of the road, with her back covered in tiny holes from the tree limbs and debris.
Cindy had saved her son, lifted them out of the trailer and picked up her daughter from the road. It’s amazing what a person can accomplish in the face of disaster. You see, Cindy had broken her back in three places and one of her legs in two.
When we met Jay, a few days after the storm, he was picking through the remnants of debris.
“I don’t understand why my family was spared, when others weren’t as lucky.” All he knows is he’s grateful. Grateful they are alive and grateful for all the help they’ve received.
Service International, who we’re partnering with to bring relief in Brookport, spent hours cleaning up debris, cutting trees and tirelessly searching for any piece of metal they could find. With limited insurance, Jay plans to sell the metal to replace his family’s belongings.
Jay’s family is just one of so many stories that we heard in Brookport, and we’re honored to be a part of helping them pick up the pieces in this devastating time. Please continue to pray with us for those in Brookport who were affected by the tornadoes, and for Service International as they continue to bring relief to this community.
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November 20, 2013
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November 13, 2013
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November 11, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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October 28, 2013
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October 15, 2013
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.
Posted by JMM at 10/15/2013 10:41:00 AM
October 08, 2013
According to H.E Nhoem Vanda, Senior Minister and the First Vice Chairman for the government’s National Committee for Disaster Management, the floods have also decimated crops and attacked 13 capital provinces.
“About 800,000 people have been affected by severe flooding across the country,” he said. “More than 20,000 families were evacuated to higher ground, which is safer. 120,000 houses have flooded, hundreds have been completely destroyed, and 83 people have died in the floods,” he added.
So far, nearly 300,000 acres of rice paddy and numerous other crops have been damaged, along with 670 schools, 370 pagodas and 47 health centers.
Hand of Hope is distributing food to those affected as well as Joyce’s books translated into Khmer. Currently the friends and partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries also enable us to provide feeding programs, children’s homes, a full-time healthcare facility and more throughout Cambodia on a continual basis. These outreaches allow us to reach out to many during time like these and year-round.
Please continue to pray for those of us in Cambodia who have been affected by the flood. God bless you.
Posted by JMM at 10/08/2013 03:35:00 PM