Population: 22,507,617 - ranks 56th worldwide
Official Language: English
Religion: Freedom of religion
Geography: Area - 7,682,300 sq. km. Largely grass-land and desert in the interior but better watered in the coastal regions.
Hand of Hope partners with A21 to combat the sex trafficking industry, rescuing girls who have been enslaved by it.
Millions of books have been distributed throughout the country.
- October 2013: When almost 100 bushfires ravaged New South Wales, causing many to lose their homes and livelihoods, Hand of Hope partnered with Australian Christian Churches to provide relief.
- January 2013: Tropical cyclone Oswald formed in the far north coast of Queensland, Australia. Hand of Hope partnered with Citipointe Church and Red Frogs, to provide assistance in the clean-up process as well as provide food to the volunteers. We provided water blasters, boots,cleaning equipment and financial support.
- 2011: Hand of Hope partnered with Citipointe Church and Loaves and Fishes Streetmeet Care Service to set up Carepoints to distribute food, clothing, and blankets to those impacted by unprecedented flooding.
- 2009: Hand of Hope teamed up with Whittlesea Assembly of God to help the displaced families after wildfires devastated large areas and claimed the lives of nearly 200 people. We provided food, clothing, blankets, generators, water pumps and other necessities to the people in need.
Hand of Hope has served tens of thousands of meals via street ministry through our feeding programs in partnership with Loaves and Fishes Streetmeet Care Service.
Joyce Meyer Ministries operates an office in Australia, servicing the Pacific Rim region.
Hand of Hope partners with Loaves and Fishes to meet the needs of those in the inner-cities
- July 2012: Joyce spoke at the Hillsong Conference; more than 56,000 people attended; and 378 people received Christ.
- June 2012: Joyce ministered to 10,575 people attending her conference in Brisbane, 109 accepted Christ.
- 2008: Joyce joined Bobby Houston to minister at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney.
- 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001: Joyce ministered in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.
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.
Hand of Hope supports EQUIP & Empower, reaching youth and assisting local churches across the world. We also partner with Loaves and Fishes Streetmeet Care Service. Hand of Hope has supported GenR8,a ministry developing Chaplains.
- 2011: Prison teams visited the Darwin Northern Territory to visit 6 prisons, distributed 1,355 hygiene bags including one of Joyce's books and witnessed 9 come to Christ.
- 2010: Prison teams visited four prisons in Queensland; distributed 1,322 gift bags which included one of Joyce's books.
- 2008: The teams visited six prisons, distributing over 1,800 hygiene bags and Joyce's books.
- 2007: The prison team visited a prison and gave out over 1,000 hygiene bags and Joyce's books in Queensland
- 2004: The prison team traveled to Tasmania, distributing 485 hygiene gift bags and Joyce's books and ministered in five prisons.
Television and Radio
Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life television and radio shows are available in select areas across Australia.