Like many people around the world today, the people of Portugal are in the midst of a severe economic crisis. Many find themselves facing critical financial challenges, and in some cases have lost hope for the future.
In an effort to bring renewed hope to the people of Portugal, Hand of Hope recently sent 7,000 of Joyce’s books, translated into Portuguese, for distribution throughout the country. Working with local church pastors, these books have been given out to those in need of an encouraging word through evangelism outreaches, church groups, and teen outreaches.
Response has been tremendous. One local pastor shared, “I believe these books are seeds of great hope for the people of Portugal and have come at just the right time.” Through this simple gesture, people’s lives are being changed and their hope is being restored.