It usually does more harm than good if we just tell people about Jesus and don't back up our words with actions. We need to show them God's love. Being like Jesus means loving others. You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself AMPC.
I am very grateful that from the beginning of Joyce Meyer Ministries, God gave me the understanding that we always need to reach out to the poor. We started in small, very simple ways, and as we did what we knew to do, over time our outreaches have increased in amazing ways. Today, we are able to invest millions of dollars into humanitarian works that also share the Gospel.
I like to call sharing Christ and loving people—or show and tell—the power twins. Put them together in action and astounding things happen. The pages of this book are full of wonderful examples—things we have all been a part of together.
We follow His example by doing outreaches all over the globe, and God has done so many phenomenal things through them. There is a hidden group of people in a very remote part of the African nation of Tanzania. What God has done there is a beautiful illustration of this. Their needs were great, but not hidden from God. He has led us to them, and as we began to meet their physical needs, their hearts were opened to the Gospel. You will be thrilled to read about the joy you have brought them.
This is what makes life worth living. To the Ends of the Earth We were told this would be a difficult trip. It was the peak of the dry season in Tanzania, and our team was about to embark on an exciting journey deep into the African bush.
The farther we traveled, the drier it became, until there was hardly any greenery at all. The earth became dusty, brown and cracked from a lack of water. Just last year, you provided more than 28 million nutritious meals to hungry people in 32 nations around the world. More Than a Meal A plate of food is no small gift. And that is the heart behind our feeding programs. Young Rinah lives with her mother, father and older sister in Antondrimanana, Madagascar.
Their family practices exhumation, the religious act of digging up, preparing and celebrating with the bones of deceased relatives. But since joining one of our feeding programs, many things have changed for this precious girl. Girls who silently starve, while their brother eats.
Far too many women and girls simply do not understand how truly valuable they are, and our desire is to do everything we can to meet their basic needs, share with them just how much God loves them, and give them hope for a brighter future.
Hope For a Brighter Future As you have seen, many girls who are denied education often end up in a cycle of poverty that leads to some pretty hopeless situations. But God has given us an exciting opportunity to be part of the solution. The classrooms replace dilapidated structures that leaked when it rained or were near collapse.
So what exactly does that look like? The ground was dry so there was no way to be prepared for what was headed her way. When a disaster strikes, people lose so much more than just a building or simple earthly possessions.
This new well is an answer to prayer for the people in Munagala, India, providing them with free, clean water close to home. Refreshing the Thirsty Tucked away in a little corner of southern India is the village of Munagala.
While the monsoons bring some relief, the dry seasons have left the people struggling to find water. Hear how we are bringing fresh water to this village and all over the world on page 12 of the Annual Report A Promise of Hope for Refugees According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, we are now witnessing the highest levels of displaced people on record. Among them are nearly Hand of Hope has been actively helping refugees for a very long time, so now, in a world where nearly 34, people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution, we have a great deal of work ahead and more opportunities than ever before to respond in a Christ-like way.
A couple of years ago we were amazed to see satellite dishes in remote villages in Africa. But today, technology has spread like wildfire and in an instant, through live video on Periscope, Facebook Live, Instagram Live and more, Joyce can share a message with millions.
All of it is a direct result of the support and prayers of our partners. To learn more about partnership visit us at joycemeyer.