Population: 10,349,741 - ranks 86th worldwide
Official Language: Spanish
Religion: Freedom of religion
Geography: Area - 48,443 sq. km. The eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, shared with Haiti.
Hand of Hope has translated thousands of Joyce's books in Spanish, donated and distributed through numerous outreaches.
Hand of Hope has served over 1.8 million meals through our feeding programs in this country.
Medical and Dental Outreaches
- 2016: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 1,866 patients; 248 people accepted Christ.
- 2015: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 1,449 patients; 410 people received Christ.
- 2013: Our Hand of Hope volunteers treated 2,560 patients; 300 came to believe in the Lord.
- 2012: Hand of Hope volunteers treated 2,456 patients; 596 of them accepted Christ.
Hand of Hope supported the Juan Guzman Foundation by sending a container of food for children in rural areas.
2012: The prison team held over 35 services in 28 prisons, distributed 22,400 hygiene gift bags with one of Joyce’s books to inmates; 7,643 people came to Christ.
Television and Radio
Joyce’s Enjoying Every Life radio programs are available in French in select areas across the Dominican Republic, and in Spanish on Television.
Hand of Hope provided a fresh clean water tank, which provides fresh water to many.