August 29, 2011

Helping in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope




Please join us in praying for those along the East Coast affected by Hurricane Irene this past weekend, specifically for the quick restoration of electricity, for all flood waters to recede quickly, healing for those injured by the storm and for clean-up efforts to go smoothly and safely. Hand of Hope is partnering with Convoy of Hope and Service International who have already deployed teams to areas affected by Hurricane Irene to offer hope and help with clean-up efforts.


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.

August 24, 2011

Providing Solutions in Zimbabwe


























Brad Senekal – Outreach Director, Joyce Meyer Ministries South Africa Office


Children in Zimbabwe born with Club Foot are receiving hope for a better future. Club Foot is 3 times more prevalent in the children of Zimbabwe than elsewhere in the world. The local healthcare system has struggled to provide proper corrective treatment. Without treatment, children are typically condemned to a life of crawling on the ground, becoming further entrenched in poverty, and often face the painful stigma of their family being believed to be "cursed" and being shunned by society.

But now there is HOPE! Through our partners, Maoko Ane Tsitsi and the national rehabilitation program being established, Hand of Hope has been able to purchase 138 corrective braces to help completely restore the feet of over 415 kids! Throughout the months of rehabilitation, their families are being counseled and told about Jesus, while seeing Him heal their children. With God, we are LITERALLY changing these beautiful kids lives forever, and their families too. We are so grateful to our partners for making this possible in Zimbabwe!


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.

August 17, 2011

Helping Blind Orphans in Belarus















David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope





Hand of Hope has been working in the region of Belarus and surrounding areas for the past 15 years. Recently we became aware of a great need for a new water pump at the Response of the Heart orphanage for blind children in Belarus. This pump had broken and was no longer able to provide water for the 112 children at the orphanage. Without it, basic needs for water could not be meet – no bathroom facilities, showers, laundry, drinking water or way to prepare food were available. The director of the orphanage tried to raise funds to replace the broken pump through local support but was unable to obtain the funds needed.

Hand of Hope was able to partner with New Thing, Inc. to help provide a new pump. Water is flowing once again for the children thanks to the generous support of our partners! Together we are better!


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.

August 10, 2011

Feeding the Children of Jaigaon















Adam Anderson – Joyce Meyer Ministries, India

In Jaigaon, West Bengal on the Bhutan Border, Joyce Meyer Ministries/Hand of Hope runs a feeding program for the extremely needy children of this region. These children come from a poverty-stricken slum area near the feeding center where many of the children’s parents are known as “ragpickers”. They rummage through garbage dumps for things to sell and for food to eat. Many of the children who attend this program are forced to assist their parents in this practice and they are not able to attend school.

At the Jaigaon feeding program these children are not only fed, but they are educated and taught about the love of Christ. For almost all of these children, this will be the only education they will ever receive. They are taught to read and write both Hindi and English, and are also taught basic arithmetic. This program has been an invaluable blessing to these children. Without it, they would have little to no chance at ever improving their difficult circumstances. But with it, there is no telling what God will do with their lives.


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.

August 03, 2011

Restoration in Uganda



















Ashley Wilkins - Hand of Hope Medical Missions Coordinator


We have just returned from a one week medical/dental outreach and I know it is one I will never forget! We traveled to a small village in Northern Uganda called Gulu. This small part of Africa was not long ago ravaged by the terrors of an internal war. Many small children were forced to become child soldiers and to do horrific things to those they loved most. Traveling to this area to hold a medical/dental outreach was an honor for us and an unheard of act of kindness to them.

Over 4,000 people were treated for all types of ailments including HIV, malaria, parasites, dehydration, skin infections, dental needs, and many, many more. One person we helped treat was 15 year old Jacqueline. When Jacqueline arrived by herself at our ministry tent on Wednesday morning, she cried out with a deep desperation and terror in her eyes, begging for help: "Please, nobody wants to help me, they say I am crazy, please, please help me!" We carried her to a separated room to talk privately and there learned she was forced to watch her parents die during the war, has been sexually abused and now has seizures several times a day causing her Aunt to believe she is sick and will bring curses to them. Her family has cast her out and does not take care of her, so she wanders the streets trying to survive. We prayed with Jacqueline and at our medical clinic she received Christ and healing from her seizures! She was dirty so we cleansed her, her clothes were tattered so we clothed her, she was hungry so we fed her, she needed a good home so we found one for her. Before we left Jacqueline said in her language and with a huge smile on her face, "A poio Mateck," Thank you very much, thank you very much!

None of this would be possible without Christ first compelling us to go, and that is why Hand of Hope travels the world searching for a need to meet and a stomach to fill. Getting to serve in the field is always a tremendous privilege. I cannot thank our wonderful friends and partners enough for participating in what God is doing and helping to enable us to go to the uttermost parts of the earth to find children like Jacqueline.


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.