As the year began, God put it on my heart to make 2015 the “Year of Thanks.” I invited you to join me in being appreciative for all the great things—both big and small—that He does for us every single day.
I don’t think there’s any better way to thank God for all He’s done in our lives than to reach out and help someone else—to alleviate their pain, let them know God loves them, and provide for their needs any way we can.
In 2015, together we did just that, sharing the Gospel message with people around the world…then showing them this message through the practical outreaches of Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries World Missions.
From rescuing young girls out of human trafficking, to supplying fresh water for entire communities, to bringing lifesaving medical help to those without any form of health care, we helped people in their greatest moment of need.
As you sit down and hear the stories and see the faces of those we’ve been able to reach, we believe it will fill you with even more gratitude for all that God has done.
Dave and I love and appreciate you more than you know, and we hope this special report gives you just a glimpse of how much you mean to this ministry.
Friends, in 2015, you helped us bring more people to God’s table than ever before…and we are so thankful.
Every morning, she experienced so much fear and anxiety that made her physically sick. For years, her parents watched helplessly as her anxiety got worse. On several occasions, they rushed her to the emergency room thinking she was having a heart attack. Grace’s anxiety led her to depression…and she started losing hope of ever getting better…
How exciting is it to offer a hungry child a place of honor at the table. To give a desperate, exhausted child the opportunity to learn. To share love and comfort with a child who would otherwise be alone and afraid. Friends, this year you brought more children to the table than ever before, providing a nutritious meal and the message of Christ to more than 76,000 children on a regular basis…
1.2 million books
1.2 million of Joyce’s books were distributed globally in 131 different languages. In 2015, we began translating Joyce’s books in 8 new languages.
5,027 inmates received Jesus Christ
You made it possible for our teams to hold services, giving thousands of inmates the chance to hear the Gospel message.
167,888 gift packages
Across the United States and even into Russia, you shared the love of Christ and a special package containing one of Joyce’s books with inmates.
140 lives restored
Through residential programs, you provided new hope for men and women struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders and other life-controlling issues.
8 rescue homes worldwide
These rescue centers provide women with a safe home, medical care, counseling, life skills training, and the unconditional love they need to make a fresh start.
And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. Luke 13:29
When I was a young girl, I remember feeling helplessly trapped in an abusive home. I was desperate, confused and hopeless. I couldn’t possibly have understood during those dark times that God had something marvelous ahead for me—that He loved me and had a plan for my life that included not just escape from the situation, but a beautiful purpose…
Most of us probably know very little about leprosy. Perhaps all we know is what we’ve read in the Bible—that Jesus was among those who had leprosy and that He stopped to heal them, which was unusual during that time. The sad thing is leprosy is still an issue today around the world and especially in India. And it’s still very rare for people to stop and care for those who are suffering from the disease, leaving those afflicted feeling rejected and alone…
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
You, our friends & partners have set the table. One by one, you add another chair, a plate, a glass—inviting all who hunger or thirst. God, in His infinite mercy & justice fills each seat and satisfies every need. And together, we celebrate!
Here is some of what you did in 2015…
76,151 children fed
You provided more than 31 million meals to children in over 30 nations like Egypt, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malawi, Namibia, Latvia, Ethiopia and Uganda.
59 freshwater wells built
Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope partnered with organizations worldwide to install wells in some of the most remote areas of the world.
28,233 people treated
Our short-term medical/dental clinics treated thousands of people in Madagascar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Zambia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Ethiopia.
280 women rescued
In 2015, you provided a way out for hundreds of women and children trapped in a life of forced prostitution.