Friday, December 18, 2009

Joyce Meyer Ministries Hosts St. Louis Residents at a Christmas Luncheon

On Monday, St. Louis Mercy residents were blessed to be a part of Joyce Meyer Ministries' annual Prison Ministry Volunteer Appreciation Potluck. Every month, our residents volunteer three hours of their time to Dave and Joyce’s prison outreach, in which they assemble gift bags that include hygiene products and books. They pack the gift bags in boxes and load several pallets so that they can be distributed. Every year, Joyce Meyer’s prison ministry representatives visit hundreds of prisons across the globe in order to distribute these gifts and minister to thousands of prisoners.


During the luncheon, Dave and Joyce took time out to personally greet the Mercy girls and with other JMM volunteers. Our residents truly enjoy being a part of this ministry that shares God’s love with hurting people, and of course they loved having the opportunity to meet Joyce and Dave in person!

Here is what a few of the girls had to say about the potluck luncheon:

Tasha said, “It was really cool for Joyce to come by and see all the volunteers at the volunteer luncheon! The Christmas luncheon was so much fun and I really appreciated all the effort put into it!”

Teresa said, “It meant so much that Joyce personally came by to thank us at the warehouse. She and Dave were so real and personable. I always enjoy helping out and giving back to her ministry, especially after all she does for us.”

Katie said, “I’ve loved helping at the prison ministry. It was so exciting to get to meet Joyce and shake her hand since she has influenced my life so much!”

To learn more about Joyce Meyer Ministries’ prison outreach, visit