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Hand of Hope in Guatemala

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Population: 14,647,083 - ranks 69th worldwide    
Literacy:  69.1%, much lower in practice
Official Language: Spanish
Religion: Freedom of religion 
Geography: Area - 108,889 sq. km. Mexico's southern neighbor.

Book Translations

Thousands of books translated into Spanish by Joyce have been distributed in this country. 

Disaster Relief
  • 2017: Hand of Hope assisted with food, clothing and education after a fire devastated a large children's home.
Leadership Training

Hand of Hope has partnered with John Maxwell's EQUIP leadership training ministry to conduct the Million Leaders Mandate, a global initiative striving to train at least one million leaders worldwide.

Medical/Dental
  • 2017: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 2,503 patients; 906 were saved 
  • 2014: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 3,039 patients; over 650 receive Christ.
  • 2013: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 2,341 patients; nearly 200 people came to Christ. 
  • 2011: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 1,032 patients; 177 souls were saved.
Partnership

Hand of Hope has assisted with various medical projects and partnered with Dan Salas Ministries to conduct outreaches in Guatemala 

Prisons Ministry
  • 2016:  Our prison team visited one prison; distributing 40 hygiene gift bags and one of Joyce's books 
  • 2007:  Our prison team distributed almost 7,000 gift bags with hygiene items and one of Joyce's books to inmates throughout Guatemala. 
Television and Radio

Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life television and radio shows are available in Spanish in select areas of the country. 

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