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Domestic Violence and Abuse

The Big Picture | Enjoying Everyday Life


ANNOUNCER: THIS PROGRAM
HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
OF JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES. [MUSIC] JOYCE: IT IS ASTOUNDING
TO ME WHEN I TAKE THE TIME TO NOTICE HOW VERY MUCH CAN
HAPPEN IN JUST ONE DAY LET ALONE ONE YEAR. IN FACT, DAVE AND I ARE
CONTINUALLY AMAZED HOW GOD USES ALL OF US TO HELP PEOPLE
FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN THEIR GREATEST MOMENT OF NEED. HOW WE ARE INCREASINGLY ABLE
TO SHARE GOD’S LOVE AND SALVATION WITH MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE WHO ARE DESPERATELY SEEKING HOPE. SO, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD
FOR US TO TAKE A MOMENT TO STAND BACK AND TAKE A LOOK
AT THE BIG PICTURE OF ALL WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TOGETHER
IN THE PAST YEAR. AND, ONE OF THE BEST WAYS
WE CAN DO THAT IS TO OPEN UP THE PAGES OF OUR ANNUAL REPORT
FOR YOU TO SEE WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO. WE WANT TO MAKE THIS SPECIAL
REPORT ACCESSIBLE SO, WE HAVE PUT THE FULL
2018 ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE AT THE WEBSITE ON YOUR SCREEN. BUT, TO GET STARTED I WANT
TO TAKE YOU ON A VISUAL JOURNEY TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF WHAT
YOUR SUPPORT HAS MEANT TO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE,
365 DAYS IN THIS PAST YEAR. [MUSIC] CHARITY: I’VE LEARNED THAT
GOD LOVES ME. JACQUES: LITERALLY, YOU’RE
GIVING THEM A FUTURE. GARY: WISH THERE WAS A BETTER
WORD THAN, “THANK YOU,” THAT’S ALL WE HAVE. JOYCE: THIS IS THE ONLY HELP
THAT THERE REALLY IS FOR PEOPLE. [MUSIC] GINGER: WHEN WE REACH
OUT TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE WE AREN’T ALWAYS ABLE TO SEE
THE FULL IMPACT. MUCH OF IT, WE WILL NEVER KNOW
UNTIL WE GET TO HEAVEN. BUT, REFLECTING BACK ON 2018
AND FOCUSING ON THE AMAZING THINGS GOD HAS ALLOWED
US ALL TO BE PART OF, IS NOTHING SHORT OF ASTOUNDING. AS A MINISTRY,
IT ENCOURAGES US AND GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO FLIP
THAT CAMERA AROUND TO THANK THE FAMILY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE
BEHIND THE SCENES RIGHT THERE WITH US, BRINGING HOPE
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, WHO PRAY AND GIVE GENEROUSLY
TO HELP THE LOST AND HURTING, YOU OUR PARTNERS. ALONG THE WAY WE CAPTURED
IMAGES OF PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES ARE FOREVER CHANGED BECAUSE
OF YOUR SUPPORT. THEIR IMAGES REMIND US HOW
THEY TOUCHED OUR HEARTS AS MUCH AS WE WERE ABLE TO SHOW THEM
HOW GOD CAN CHANGE THEIRS. EVERY IMAGE, EVERY EXPERIENCE
MAKES UP THE BIG PICTURE FOR OUR JOYCE MEYER
MINISTRIES’ FAMILY. GINGER: DAVID AS CEO
OF HAND OF HOPE, YOU HAVE PROBABLY THE VERY BEST OVERALL
PICTURE OF WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE ABLE TO HELP US TO BE PART
OF ALL AROUND THE WORLD. SO, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BIG
PICTURE OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED THIS YEAR, HOW WOULD YOU
DESCRIBE IT? DAVID: WELL, WE HIT A LOT
OF MILESTONES WE’D BEEN WORKING ON FOR YEARS
AND YEARS. WE GOT A THOUSAND WELLS
FINALLY BUILT. THE MOMENTUM IN THE AREA
OF WATER IS JUST HUGE RIGHT NOW, AND I MEAN, IT’S JUST SO,
SO IMPACTFUL. WE’RE REALLY CLOSE TO A HUNDRED
LANGUAGES, WHICH I JUST, KEEP WAITING FOR THAT. THE, “CLASSROOMS OF HOPE,”
SOMEBODY CAME TO US AND WANTED TO DO SOMETHING
THAT WE HAD NEVER DONE. AND SO, WE THOUGHT IN A WAY THAT
WE HAD NEVER THOUGHT, AND THEN THAT THING TOOK OFF AND WE
SURPASSED A HUNDRED OF THOSE. AND, THEY’RE JUST SO SIMPLE,
SO IMPACTFUL AND YET, THEY JUST REALLY HELP THESE KIDS. GINGER: AND ALSO,
OUR 100th MEDICAL CLINIC. DAVID: THAT IS AN
AMAZING VISION. IT STARTED ACTUALLY,
IN HOPE, CAMBODIA IN 2007. AND, HERE WE ARE, I DON’T
KNOW HOW MANY YEARS LATER, AND WE’VE TAKEN OUR HUNDREDTH
TRIP AND IT’S JUST AMAZING. GINGER: AND THE SPIRITUAL
IMPACT HAS BEEN AMAZING TOO BECAUSE WHEN THAT PAIN
IS RELIEVED, PEOPLE’S HEARTS ARE OPEN TO HEAR,
“WHY DID YOU COME AND DO THIS?” DAVID: YEAH, WE’RE NOT GOING
TO DO SOMETHING FOR VERY LONG THAT’S STRICTLY
HUMANITARIAN WITHOUT IT EVENTUALLY, GIVING US THE
OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN WHY. AND THE WHY, FOR US,
IS THAT WE COME IN JESUS’ NAME, AND WE WANT TO PRESENT
THE SPIRITUAL MESSAGE OF WHAT MOTIVATES OUR LIVES. IF IT’S NOT BOTH, IF IT’S NOT,
YOU KNOW, SHARING CHRIST AND LOVING PEOPLE, YOU KNOW,
THEN IT’S NOT A COMPLETE PACKAGE IN OUR MIND. GINGER: YEAH. GINGER: AND, WE SAW THAT
COMPLETE PACKAGE IN ACTION AT OUR 100th MEDICAL/DENTAL
OUTREACH IN SIOMA, ZAMBIA. FEMALE: THIS IS A FRIENDSHIP
BRACELET TO REMIND YOU THAT GOD LOVES YOU,
HE ALWAYS HAS, HE ALWAYS WILL, AND WE LOVE YOU, TOO. GINGER: WALK US THROUGH
HOW THIS PROCESS WORKS FOR YOUR TEAM. WADE: PATIENTS, THEY COME
IN AND THEY WAIT IN LINE. FROM THERE, THEY’LL GO IN,
HAVE WEIGHTS AND TEMPS, AND SEE A NURSE FOR TRIAGE
WHERE THEY’LL ASK THEIR PRIMARY CHIEF COMPLAINT. “WHAT’S THE ONE MAIN REASON
THAT YOU’RE HERE? HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?”
FROM THERE, THEY’RE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO EITHER SEE
A DOCTOR OR DENTIST COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. FROM A DOCTOR, WE ASK EVERY
SINGLE PATIENT THAT COMES IN, “CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?”
AND THEN FROM THERE, ONCE THEY EXIT, THEY COME HERE
AND THEY RECEIVE FREE MEDICINE. GINGER: WHICH IS PRETTY
AMAZING. GINGER: OUR MEDICAL
AND DENTAL CLINICS SERVE THE WORLD’S POOREST AND THOSE
IN REMOTE AREAS WITH LITTLE OR NO ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE. AND, FOR ONE YOUNG WOMAN,
LIVING IN SAN JOSÉ VILLANUEVA, EL SALVADOR, OUR PERMANENT
MEDICAL CLINIC THERE MEANS LIFE AS WELL AS A TRANSFORMED HEART. MEET TATIANA. AT 21 YEARS OLD,
HER KIDNEYS ARE FAILING. SHE’S BEEN SUFFERING FOR YEARS,
WAITING FOR A TRANSPLANT. TATIANA: I REALLY WANTED
TO END MY LIFE. I DIDN’T WANT TO KEEP ON LIVING. IT WASN’T WORTH FOR ME
TO BE LIVING. I DIDN’T WANT TO KEEP ON. GINGER: BECAUSE YOU
WERE IN SO MUCH PAIN? TATIANA: I WAS IN VERY–
A LOT OF PAIN AND I FELT THAT MY BODY WAS TOO WEAK AND
I COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE. I WAS GOING THROUGH A VERY
HARD STAGE AT THAT TIME, AND SOMEBODY TOLD ME
TO GO TO THE CLINIC, THAT THERE WERE GOOD DOCTORS THERE,
AND THEY DID A GOOD– THEY, ATTENTION TO THE PATIENT. SO, I TOOK VALOR AND I WENT
TO SEE IT ONE DAY. DR. JOSÉ: FOR MANY YEARS,
YOU WERE GIVEN A WRONG TYPE OF MEDICINE, WHICH HAS DAMAGED
YOUR KIDNEYS COMPLETELY. WE KNOW YOU NEED A KIDNEY
TRANSPLANT. I PROMISE YOU THAT I WILL
BE WITH YOU AND I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. I WILL NOT LET YOU
BE ALONE IN THIS SITUATION. BUT IN THE MEANTIME,
WE’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. WE’LL MAKE SURE YOU DON’T
GET AN INFECTION, AND THAT YOU HAVE YOUR DIALYSIS ON TIME. AND OF COURSE, THE MOST
IMPORTANT PART IS COMING AND TALKING TO ME WHENEVER
YOU FEEL DEPRESSED, WHENEVER YOU FEEL SAD. I’M HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT
YOUR SITUATION. TATIANA: I READ IN THE BOOK
IT SAID, “TO BE STRONG AND LET THE LORD GUIDE YOU AND KEEP
ON GOING BECAUSE THE LORD IS WITH YOU.”
SO THAT GAVE ME A LOT OF HOPE. I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I AM
VERY GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL THAT I HAVE FOUND THIS CLINIC,
BECAUSE IT–HE HAS HELPED ME THROUGH ALL MY BAD
EXPERIENCES. I FEEL VERY SPECIAL AND
IMPORTANT WHEN I’M THERE. GINGER: HERE AT JOYCE MEYER
MINISTRIES, WE TAKE OUR ACCOUNTABILITY TO OUR PARTNERS
AND TO GOD VERY SERIOUSLY. OUR ANNUAL REPORT IS ONE
OF THE BEST WAYS FOR YOU AS A PARTNER TO FLIP THE CAMERA
AND SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW YOU HAVE SHARED CHRIST
AND LOVED PEOPLE. AND, THERE’S MUCH MORE
TO SEE ONLINE. WE INVITE YOU TO CLICK ON
JOYCEMEYER.ORG/ANNUALREPORT TO TAKE IN THE BIG PICTURE
OF 2018. SEE HOW YOU DUG THE 1000th
WATER WELL, SERVED THE 1,000,000th MEAL TO REFUGEES,
PROVIDED FOR THE 100th MEDICAL/DENTAL OUTREACH,
BUILT THE 100th, “CLASSROOM OF HOPE,”
AND HELPED EVEN MORE WOMEN AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD. I’D SAY YOU’VE BEEN VERY BUSY. AND, IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY
A PARTNER AND CAN PICTURE YOURSELF MAKING A HUGE IMPACT
ACROSS THE GLOBE, THEN WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE FAMILY. BECOME A PARTNER TODAY
AT JOYCEMEYER.ORG/PARTNER, WE CAN A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE,
TOGETHER. GINGER: YOU’RE ALSO COMMITTED
TO USING TECHNOLOGY, TO MOVING FORWARD AS FAR AS WE CAN. DAVID: WE’VE CREATED THIS
THING–WISH I HAD ONE FOR YOU. IT’S AN IPAD, BASICALLY. ON THERE, WE’VE PUT
MOM’S TEACHING IN WHATEVER THE LOCAL LANGUAGE IS. WE PUT THE BIBLE APP, WE’VE
PUT THE JESUS FILM, WE’VE PUT KIDS STUFF ON IT AND WE’VE
PAID FOR THEM TO BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET FOR A YEAR. AND SO, THEY HAVE TAKEN THESE,
AND WE ALREADY KNOW FROM THE CONFERENCE THAT WE DID
IN APRIL OF LAST YEAR IN INDIA, 26 NEW CHURCHES HAVE BEEN
PLANTED OUT OF THAT. GINGER: WOW. DAVID: THE YOUTUBE
IS UNBELIEVABLE. IT WAS TWO AND A HALF YEARS
AGO THAT ALL WE HAD WAS AN ENGLISH PAGE. AND, I MEAN, WE HAD LIKE EIGHT
HUNDRED THOUSAND VIEWS ON THERE, AND WE DECIDED TO START
DOING ALL THESE FOREIGN ONES. AND HERE WE ARE, YOU KNOW,
TWO AND A HALF YEARS LATER AND IT’S AT SEVEN MILLION
IN ONE MONTH. AND SO, YOU KNOW, THAT NEVER
HAPPENS IF YOU’RE NOT LOOKING AROUND SAYING,
“OKAY, WHAT’S CHANGING?” AND, YOUTUBE’S LIKE FREE TV. GINGER: IT IS, AND THE
PEOPLE ARE THERE WATCHING IT. AND, THAT’S WHERE WE WANT
TO BE, WE WANT TO BE WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE. DAVID: WE’RE NEVER GONNA
KNOW TILL WE GET TO HEAVEN THE IMMENSE NUMBER
OF PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW, WATCHED A YOUTUBE,
OR READ A BOOK, OR SAW A TV PROGRAM, OR A RADIO PROGRAM. AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE JUST FEEL
LIKE OUR JOB FROM THAT SPIRITUAL TIME IS JUST THROW
THAT CONTENT OUT THERE, JUST GET THAT CONTENT TO PEOPLE
AND THEN THAT’S GOD’S JOB TO TRANSFORM HEARTS. GINGER: YOUR SUPPORT
MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO REACH MOST OF THE WORLD IN BIG WAYS
AND SMALL. THROUGH OUR,
“ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE,” PROGRAM ON TV, RADIO, AND ONLINE
IN 97 LANGUAGES AND THROUGH TINY THUMB DRIVES TAKING THE GOSPEL
INTO CLOSED NATIONS. AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT,
WE CAN CONNECT WITH OVER 24 MILLION COMBINED FOLLOWERS
ON SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS LIKE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER,
YOUTUBE, AND INSTAGRAM. AS WELL, WE HAVE DISTRIBUTED
MORE THAN 1 MILLION OF JOYCE’S BOOKS, MANY OF WHICH,
WERE TRANSLATED INTO OVER 145 LANGUAGES. AND, JOYCE’S CONFERENCES BRING
THE WORD AND WORSHIP EXPERIENCES UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL
TO THOUSANDS IN CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES,
INCLUDING OUR 36th ANNUAL LOVE LIFE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE. THIS YEAR, WE LAUNCHED A NEW
SEASON TRAVELING TO DIFFERENT CITIES TO GIVE NEW PEOPLE
THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN US, BEGINNING WITH TAMPA, FLORIDA. AND, THAT’S ONLY A GLIMPSE
OF THE BIG PICTURE, TO SEE MORE PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FULL
ANNUAL REPORT ON OUR WEBSITE: JOYCEMEYER.ORG. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO ACCESS
FULL ACCOUNTABILITY OF WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO. GINGER: GIVE US A FEW
SNAPSHOTS OF SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT YOU HAD
THIS YEAR, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY TOUCHED
YOUR HEART THAT YOU SPECIFICALLY REMEMBER. SHELLY: RECENTLY, DAVID
AND I WERE IN LEBANON VISITING SOME OF THE REFUGEE CAMPS
AND REFUGEES FROM SYRIA AND IRAQ THAT WE’RE HELPING THERE,
AND IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN HELPING
THERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. AND SO, MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE
FROM MUSLIM BACKGROUNDS, THEY COME WITH NOTHING, THEY COULD
BE PEOPLE THAT WERE– HAD GREAT PROFESSIONS AND GREAT
THINGS IN SYRIA BUT WHEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE UNDER THE THREAT
OF WAR AND FEAR YOU USUALLY, JUST HAVE TO LEAVE EVERYTHING. SO, HELPING THEM WITH THEIR
PHYSICAL NEEDS AND NOW THAT’S OPENED THE DOOR
TO SHARE THE GOSPEL AND SO THERE ARE LOTS OF BIBLE STUDIES. AND, DAVID AND I WENT TO A
SERVICE ON SUNDAY WITH JUST– THEY WERE PRAISING AND SINGING,
PRAISING GOD IN KURDISH AND IN ARABIC. BUT, YOU SEE THAT THEY STILL
LIVE IN SUCH TERRIBLE CONDITIONS BECAUSE THEY COME,
LIKE I SAID, WITH NOTHING AND THEY HAVE TO BASICALLY,
EITHER BUILD TENTS OR CAMPS OUT OF JUST WHATEVER THEY CAN FIND. THEY’D USE PLASTIC, AND PAPER,
ALUMINUM AND THEY’D BUILD A SHELTER TO LIVE IN. AND, IT’S REALLY HARD,
BUT WHEN YOU SEE THAT THEY FIND CHRIST THEN THEY HAVE HOPE. GINGER: HOPE. SOMETHING PEOPLE DESPERATELY
CLING TO WHEN ALL IS LOST IN A NATURAL DISASTER. LOOKING BACK AT 2018,
THE IMAGES OF DEVASTATION WERE STARTLING, NOT ONLY IN SCOPE,
BUT PERSONAL HEARTBREAK THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES
AND AROUND THE WORLD, LEAVING THOUSANDS IN NEED
OF A HELPING HAND. GARY: IT WAS LIKE A 20 FOOT
WIDE BLOWTORCH COMING RIGHT UP THIS CANYON ON THE HOUSE,
ON THIS STRUCTURE, WHEN I LEFT. IT HAD ALREADY GONE OVER
THE WALL AND WAS BURNING THE HOUSE AND THE FLAMES
WERE EVERYWHERE. IRIS: THERE ARE NO WORDS
FOR THE FEELING TO BE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE
ON TV GOING THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS, AND THEN TOTAL
STRANGERS COMING TO YOUR AID. THEY JUST CAME OUT TO DO WHAT
THEY COULD DO TO HELP US AND BRING US SUPPLIES. I DON’T HAVE THE VOCABULARY
EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE. GARY: THESE GUYS IN THE BLUE
SHIRTS, STAYED THE LONGEST AND WORKED THE HARDEST. AND, THEY WERE THERE
ALL DAY LONG. I WISH THERE WAS A BETTER
WORD THAN, “THANK YOU,” THAT’S ALL WE HAVE. SHELLY: DAVID AND I, WHEN
WE WENT RECENTLY TO FLORIDA TO SEE WHERE HURRICANE MICHAEL
HAD HIT, A POOR MAN WHO WAS HOMEBOUND COULDN’T LEAVE
DURING THE STORM AND SO, SAT THERE IN FEAR,
BUT WE’RE ABLE TO PRAY WITH HIM AND I’M GIVE HIM HOPE. AND THEN, THEY CLEARED OUT ALL
THE BIG TREES FROM HIS YARD AND GOT HIS HOUSE READY
TO BE ABLE TO BE CLEANED UP, BUT IT’S JUST SO GREAT TO JUST
BE ABLE TO PRAY WITH PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, AND SAY,
“YOU’RE GONNA GET THROUGH THIS. IT’S GONNA BE OKAY.”
GINGER: PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD NEED OUR PRAYERS AND
ENCOURAGEMENT TO SEE A PICTURE OF GOD’S LOVE IN ACTION. AND, THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DO
SO, BUT THE ONE THAT PROVIDES A VITAL SOURCE OF LIFE AND HAS
IMMEASURABLE IMPACT IS WATER; CLEAN, ACCESSIBLE,
DRINKING WATER. 2018 GAVE US CAUSE FOR
CELEBRATION. YOUR HELP TO BUILD OUR 1000th
WATER WELL IS OPENING A WAY FOR US TO THEN ESTABLISH
CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND FEEDING PROGRAMS. IT IS IMPROVING AND EVEN SAVING
LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN PLACES SUCH AS ZAMBIA. GINGER: I WANT YOU TO MEET
MY BUDDY ANGELA. SHE IS SEVEN YEARS OLD. SHE’S VERY, VERY TICKLISH,
AND SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL SMILE. AND WE ARE SO HAPPY BECAUSE
WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN ANGELA
AND HER FAMILY’S LIFE AFTER A VERY DEVASTATING LOSS. YOU SEE, WE’RE HERE IN ZAMBIA
AND WATER IS A HUGE NEED HERE. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE RIGHT ALONG
THE BANKS OF THE ZAMBEZI RIVER WHERE YOU THINK WATER WOULD
BE PLENTIFUL, BUT THAT WATER IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. AND ANGELA LOST ONE OF HER
SISTERS TO A CROCODILE ALONG THE RIVER AS THEY WERE
GATHERING WATER. IF YOU CAN EVEN IMAGINE,
AS A PARENT, AS A SISTER, TO LOSE SOMEONE THAT YOU LOVE
IN SUCH A TERRIBLE WAY. DAVID: THE BRILLIANCE
OF THIS, “WELL OF LIFE,” CONCEPT IS THAT WE ALWAYS
TRY TO DO IT AND BUILD A CHURCH RIGHT NEXT TO IT. SO, YOU GO OUT INTO THE MIDDLE
OF SOME VERY REMOTE VILLAGE WHERE THEY’VE MAYBE NEVER
HEARD THE NAME OF JESUS OR THEY ARE OF A DIFFERENT
RELIGION, AND IMMEDIATELY, THE CHURCH AND THE PASTOR
OF THAT CHURCH BECOMES ONE OF MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE
IN THAT VILLAGE BECAUSE HE HAS THE WATER. AND SO, IT JUST BECOMES
A GATHERING PLACE AND IT GIVES HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD
COMMUNITY, AND WE’VE JUST SEEN THESE CHURCHES JUST
GROW AND BE SUCCESSFUL. GINGER: LOOKING THROUGH
THE PHOTOS, REFLECTING ON OUR 2018 ANNUAL REPORT,
ONE THING THAT STANDS OUT IS HOW MUCH YOU INDEED, GENUINELY,
CARE FOR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN. THAT CARE MEANS THAT WE
WERE ABLE TO FEED OVER 24 MILLION NUTRITIOUS MEALS
TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN OVER 32 COUNTRIES,
SUPPORT 10 CHILDREN’S HOMES IN FOUR COUNTRIES,
DISTRIBUTE 8,800 BACKPACKS FULL OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES,
INCLUDING 5,000 TO HURRICANE MICHAEL STUDENTS. YOUR CARE LEADS TO HAPPY
CHILDREN WHO NOW HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE INCLUDING MANY IN ONE
OF SOUTH AFRICA’S POOREST AREAS THROUGH INGENIOUS
CLASSROOM STRUCTURES CALLED, “CLASSROOMS OF HOPE.”
THROUGH OUR INITIATIVE, “CLASSROOMS OF HOPE,”
WE’RE EQUIPPING LOCAL TEACHERS AND PROVIDING A SAFE PLACE
FOR THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA
TO LEARN AND HAVE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. BRAD: UNFORTUNATELY, IN A
LOT OF OUR COMMUNITIES AROUND HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THIS
REGION AND KWAZULU-NATAL, THE ABUSE, THE SEXUAL ABUSE,
THE PHYSICAL ABUSE OF YOUNG CHILDREN, IN PARTICULAR
THE GIRL CHILD AS WELL, IS QUITE HORRENDOUS. ONE IN FOUR WOMEN IN SOUTH
AFRICA HAVE BEEN RAPED. AND YOU ACTUALLY MORE LIKELY
TO BE RAPED THAN YOU ARE TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL. GINGER: SOME OF THE CHILDREN
IN THIS AREA HAVE DISAPPEARED? GINGER: THREE GIRLS HAVE
DISAPPEARED. GINGER: AND SINCE THEY’VE
BEEN HERE IN THE SCHOOL WITH YOU… GINGER: WHAT WAS IT LIKE
WHEN YOU FIRST MOVED INTO THIS NEW SCHOOL. THEMBI: WHOO… [SINGING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] BRAD: SO, THESE EARLY
CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS ARE NOT LITTLE NICE-TO-HAVES
OR NURSERY PLACES WHERE THEY KEEP KIDS, YOU KNOW,
HAVE FUN AND PLAY GAMES. THEY DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS,
BUT THIS IS ACTUALLY INVESTING IN LONG-TERM BENEFIT. THIS REALLY IS SOMETHING
THAT WE CAN INSTALL INTO A COMMUNITY THAT OPENS
UP THE DOOR OF THE COMMUNITY FOR US TO SHARE THE GOSPEL
AND REALLY STANDS AS A WITNESS, AS A SHINING LIGHT
INTO THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE LOVE OF CHRIST. GINGER: PERHAPS NO OTHER
IMAGES OF HURTING PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN US MORE PAUSE,
HAVE BROUGHT OUT THE FIGHT IN US THAN SEEING
WOMEN AND GIRLS SUFFERING SUCH GREAT INJUSTICES. CONSEQUENTLY, WE’VE INCREASED
OUR EFFORTS TO HELP WOMEN AND GIRLS AROUND
THE GLOBE TO DISCOVER THE PERFECT PICTURE OF WHO
GOD SAYS THEY ARE, TO RECEIVE HEALING IN THEIR SOUL. AND, THAT HAS MEANT STEPPING
UP OUR EFFORTS THROUGH OUR, “PROJECTGRL,” OUTREACHES
WORKING TO GUIDE, RESTORE, AND LOVE WOMEN EVERYWHERE. SHELLY: IN SO MANY OF THESE
AREAS, IT’S THE WOMEN THAT PROVIDE FOR THEIR CHILDREN
AND THEIR FAMILIES. SO, IF WE CAN HELP THEM, WE
CAN HELP GIRLS FINISH THEIR EDUCATION OR LEARN TRADES
SO THAT THEY WON’T BE SOLD, SO THAT THEY WON’T BE OPPRESSED,
THAT THEY WON’T BE USED. THOSE ARE HUGE AREAS, I THINK. AND, BECAUSE JOYCE IS TEACHING
SO MUCH ABOUT HEALING PAIN AND HEALING HURTS, AND SO MANY
OF THE WOMEN THAT WE CAN GET THEM ON A BETTER PATH AND THEN,
THEY CAN GET HEALING AND THEN, THEY’RE THE ONES THAT
AFFECT THEIR CHILDREN AND THE GENERATIONS TO COME. SO, IF WE CAN GET THOSE WOMEN
HEALED THEN THEY CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE FOR THEIR FAMILIES. GINGER: THERE ARE MANY
PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE BEING A GIRL
IS EXCEPTIONALLY DIFFICULT. AND THAT IS DEFINITELY
THE CASE HERE IN RURAL ZAMBIA. THE FLAGS THAT YOU SEE
ON THE HOMES OVER MY SHOULDER, REPRESENT A LONG-STANDING
TRADITION THAT IS VERY DIFFICULT ON GIRLS. AS SOON AS A VERY YOUNG
GIRL REACHES PUBERTY, AND SHE’S OF CHILDBEARING YEARS,
YOU’LL SEE THESE FLAGS ABOVE THEIR HOUSES REPRESENTING
THE FACT THAT A YOUNG GIRL IS AVAILABLE TO A MAN. ESSENTIALLY, ON THE MARKET,
UP FOR SALE, AND AT THAT POINT, HER LIFE CHANGES DRAMATICALLY. SO, WE ARE DOING ANYTHING
THAT WE CAN TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF GIRLS. THAT’S THE KEY. AND HELPING THESE GIRLS,
BY TAKING THEM INTO A PROGRAM CALLED, “IMAGINE HOPE,” THAT
TEACHES NOT ONLY THE GIRLS THEIR VALUE IN CHRIST BUT GIVES
THEM THE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EDUCATION THAT WILL CHANGE
THEIR FUTURE AND THEIR VILLAGES. [SINGING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] GINGER: WERE YOU AFRAID
WHEN YOU THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MARRIED? GINGER: WHEN YOU LOOK AT
SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT GIRLS IN PARTICULAR, FACE HERE
IN ZAMBIA, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT, WOULD YOU SAY, TO HAVE
SOMETHING LIKE THIS THAT IS REALLY GIVING THEM A HOPE
AND A FUTURE THAT THEY DON’T HAVE OTHERWISE? JACQUES: WELL, YOU’RE
GIVING– YOU’RE BUYING THEIR LIFE BACK. I MEAN, YOU’RE ALMOST SPEAKING
ABOUT CHILD SLAVERY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THIS CULTURE. AND SUDDENLY, YOU’RE ENABLE
TO WITH, A LITTLE BIT OF DOLLARS, THIS CHILD’S LIFE
IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT. SO LITERALLY,
YOU’RE GIVING THEM A FUTURE. SINGING: I THANK YOU, LORD. GINGER: WELL, GOD HAS A
WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. AND I THINK YOU’RE A PRETTY
AMAZING YOUNG WOMAN, AND I’M SO GLAD TO KNOW YOU, NOW. GINGER: WE TAKE DEVELOPING
THIS WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES FOR YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS AND
EVERYONE GOD CALLS US TO HELP, VERY SERIOUSLY. SO SERIOUSLY, IN FACT,
THAT WE RIGIDLY HOLD OURSELVES TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD
OF ACCOUNTABILITY BOTH TO OUR PARTNERS AND TO GOD. ON OUR WEBSITE, YOU CAN
TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE FULL PICTURE
OF OUR 2018 ANNUAL REPORT. AND, IF YOU ARE NOT A PARTNER,
AND GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU ABOUT DOING MORE,
WE’D LOVE FOR YOU TO BE PART OF OUR FAMILY. IT’S A FAMILY CONNECTED
BY LOVE AND MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. DAVID: IT’S IMPOSSIBLE
TO PUT INTO WORDS JUST HOW GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE
WE ARE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN JOYCE,
BELIEVE IN WHAT SHE STANDS FOR, BELIEVE IN WHAT SHE GETS
UP EVERY DAY TO DO. AND THEN, AS A RECIPROCAL,
BELIEVES IN US AS THE MEYER FAMILY AND EVERYONE HERE
AT JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES AND HAND OF HOPE TO–
TO BE ENTRUSTED WITH THEIR FUNDS TO GO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN THE WORLD, TO GO PLACES MAYBE, THAT THEY CAN’T GO,
TO HELP PEOPLE THAT MAYBE, THEY CAN’T HELP. AND, I’M FOREVER GRATEFUL. MY LIFE HAS BEEN SO FULFILLED,
TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND KNOW THAT MY EFFORTS
ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES,
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN ETERNITY. BUT, YOU KNOW, I DON’T GET ANY
MORE CREDIT FOR THAT BECAUSE I’VE GOT TO GO THERE AND SEE
IT THAN THE PERSON THAT WRITES THAT CHECK, THE PERSON THAT
SENDS IN THAT MONEY, THE PERSON THAT’S PRAYING
FOR US, DAY– I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW
MANY PEOPLE SAY, “I’M PRAYING FOR YOU. I’M PRAYING FOR YOU.”
AND, I KNOW, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, IF I DIDN’T HAVE
ALL THAT PRAYER COVER, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, GOD LIFTS
HIS ANOINTING FOR ONE SECOND AND ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
IN THE PLACES THAT WE GO, AND HE PROTECTS US. AND I JUST–I THANK OUR
FRIENDS AND PARTNERS FOR ALL THAT SUPPORT. JOYCE: IT’S SO EXCITING
TO SEE HOW WE ALL FIT INTO GOD’S BIG PICTURE TO REACH
THE WORLD FOR CHRIST. AND, TO KNOW WHATEVER WE
DID IN 2018 TO SHARE THE GOSPEL MESSAGE TO THE LOST
AND THE HURTING, THAT GOD HAS EVEN BIGGER PLANS FOR 2019. FOR MY PART, THE BIGGER
PICTURE FOR JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES IS VERY CLEAR,
TO CONTINUALLY FIND NEW AND BETTER WAYS TO REACH
AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN WITH GOD’S WORD. AS MARK 16:15 SAYS, “WE ARE
TO GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL
TO ALL CREATION.” AND, FOR YOUR PART,
YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR BIG FAMILY PHOTO. THAT MEANS, TOGETHER WITH
GOD’S GRACE, YOU ARE PART OF EVERY LIFE THAT WE IMPACT. SO, CHECK OUT OUR ANNUAL
REPORT ONLINE, SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW YOU ARE INVESTING INTO
THE KINGDOM OF GOD. AND, IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT
PARTNER, OUR ANNUAL REPORT IS A GREAT PLACE TO START. TAKE A LOOK, WE WOULD LOVE
TO WELCOME YOU INTO OUR FAMILY. THANK YOU. CROWD: THANK YOU,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU! [CHILDREN GIGGLING] CHILDREN: THANK YOU! CROWD: THANK YOU! CHILDREN: THANK YOU! ♪ YOU SAY I AM LOVED ♪
♪ WHEN I CAN’T FEEL A THING ♪ ♪ YOU SAY I AM STRONG ♪
♪ WHEN I THINK I AM WEAK ♪ ♪ YOU SAY I AM HELD ♪
♪ WHEN I AM FALLING SHORT ♪ ♪ WHEN I DON’T BELONG ♪
♪ OH, YOU SAY I AM YOURS ♪ ♪ AND I BELIEVE ♪
ANNOUNCER: WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED TODAY’S PROGRAM. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
JOYCEMEYER.ORG. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MADE
POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS OF JOYCE MEYER
MINISTRIES.

Cesar Sullivan

13 thoughts on “The Big Picture | Enjoying Everyday Life

  1. Thank you for rescuing girls from slavery and sexual trafficking. Thank you for giving people clean and safe water. Thank you for being the hands of Jesus.

  2. You're such blessing to the world. May Lord bless all partners around the world that are doing great job with you. Love you, you have taught me alot of doing good to others without letting my circumstances hinder me to reach out to those in needy more than i

  3. Most of us cannot even begin to imagine a single day In the life of these women as we watch this on our smart phones in our safe clean homes… IDK about you but I am moved to give to this project. God please multiple the money given In your name. Bless & comfort these girls who are your beloved children !!

  4. May God continue bless you..
    Cute Joyce…
    You acomplish a lot….
    Big jorney……you have..
    So much i learn from you…
    Love your way…
    You are 1 strong amazing woman….
    Love.
    Lu🌎😙💖

  5. no words for how eye opening these kind of stories and videos are. watching those people get clean water out of the system they finally have as i sit and look at my clean water 3 feet away from me that's always available. we are so blessed and I'm so happy that these people are getting help and getting to know Jesus. thank you Joyce Meyer Ministries, thank you Jesus🙌🏼❤️

  6. Hi @joycemeyerministries i am very insecure low in confidence its because social media like fb really gave a huge neagtive impact when i was young also i believe i was ego tht time that i want to be on top and all of a sudden i saw facebook i went mad just didnt know what to do everybody achieved so much than me and i am not the same anymore i am tired of living like this i need your help what would u say

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