Todd Price, MD – Barefoot in Burundi

They’re barefoot in Burundi. And in so many other places in which Dr. Todd Price, an infectious disease specialist from Houston, Texas, has worked, basic needs go unattended. They have malaria, tuberculosis, jiggers, ascariasis, hookworm, cholera, typhoid, schistosomiasis, HIV, infestations. And besides that, they are poor, malnourished and anemic. They arrive to hospitals and clinics in such severe duress that it is a wonder how they could have gotten themselves into such dire circumstances. Yet despite these overwhelming impossibilities, despite these seemingly unbroken circles of despair, poverty and hopelessness, we can make a difference. Regardless of our training and respective expertise, we can provide sustainable solutions to basic healthcare problems and pursue health in communities worldwide. In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Dr. Price provides compelling information and solutions to help in these seemingly desperate situations, but it all starts with our “yes.”

Click here for more information on Dr. Todd Price’s work through International Medical Outreach.

Hand of Hope Launches New Initiative – Project GRL

The 2017 Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) Conference was made possible by the generous support and encouragement of many incredible organizations.  Hand of Hope was one of those generous sponsors.

Hand of Hope (HOH) is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Their goal is to help as many hurting people as they possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

Through vital outreaches, practical humanitarian aid and media broadcasting worldwide, they are sharing the love of Christ to millions around the world.

“Time and again I am impacted not only by the great needs of people worldwide but also by the amazing opportunity God has given us to do something about it.” says David L. Meyer, CEO of Hand of Hope.

Whether it’s through a feeding program, rescuing women from human trafficking, translating Joyce’s books or one of the many other outreaches they are able to be part of, their goal is clear: to show people that they truly care about them as people and that they are not forgotten.  Hand of Hope believes if they do that long enough, the people they help will eventually want to know what’s different about them and what’s compelling HOH to do this for them. And that’s when they are able to introduce them to our Savior—Jesus Christ.

Recently, Joyce Meyer Ministries / Hand of Hope launched its brand new campaign – Project GRL – a worldwide initiative designed to Guide, Restore and Love women and girls suffering from social and political injustice, marginalization, neglect, and abuse. In a press release about this new program, Joyce Meyer said, “Through Project GRL, we can do more than we have ever done before. We are going to show women of all ages how much God loves them through word and deed. Regardless of their circumstances, women need to know that God created them to be a girl on purpose, and He is willing to heal, restore, and empower them because He loves them so much!”

You too can be a part of this life-changing work. Click here to learn more about what Hand of Hope is doing around the world and how you can get involved.

Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD – From Missions to Congress: Why Advocacy Matters

In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD, Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, discusses the importance of advocacy.  She shares how storytelling from the fields of global medical missions to Congressional leaders can influence poverty focused assistance for health and development in low income nations. Further, Dyer will look at the critical interventions for maternal and child health to save lives and enhance sustainability for communities.

Click here for more information on the work of Hope Through Healing Hands.


Conviventia aids victims of mudslide in Columbia

On Saturday, April 1, while many families were asleep in their homes, a giant wall of water, mud and debris from a horrific mudslide devastated the town of Mocoa in southern Colombia. Over 270 people are dead, with 400 injured and over 200 missing. Conviventia is doing what we can to bring urgent emergency relief of food, medicines, blankets, personal care and hygiene products and temporary housing, and hope to these communities as they begin to dig out from this awful tragedy.

Conviventia is based in Colombia, and along with our partners, will mobilize teams of health practitioners and experts in emergency assistance and logistics to provide primary health care and channel aid to the victims of the mudslide. We will deliver tents, emergency food, blankets and sheets, water, cooking supplies, personal care and hygiene products and medicines to those impacted by this awful tragedy. We will also provide psycho-social support to those who lost loved ones….lost it all.

While we are initially focused on the day to day emergency assistance needed for these children and families, there will also be needed support to help these families to rebuild their lives and their homes. This project will work with the local organizations and churches to strengthen their capacity to provide ongoing support to their communities. We will also assess what is needed for a second phase intervention to support shelter and reconstruction efforts.

If you feel led to help in any way, please visit:

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Photos of the devastation in Mocoa, Colombia
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This article from the Conviventia Global Giving website.