SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.NHCLC.org), also known as the Hispanic Evangelical Association, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, has announced Joyce Meyer Ministries (www.joycemeyer.org) as their senior partner for the Compassionate Evangelism directive, one of seven NHCLC directives. This directive encompasses a 24-city outreach program as well as an internship opportunity for the emerging youth of the NHCLC.
With the support of Joyce Meyer Ministries, the NHCLC will carryout a 24-city outreach program that will serve as the primary Compassionate Evangelism campaign throughout 2013 and beyond. Key Hispanic leaders in each of the targeted cities will be invited to provide leadership for the local events as well as representation of the national campaign. One of the primary objectives of these events is to bring attention to the needs in the community and to engage the Body of Christ in 24/7 compassionate-evangelism, utilizing unique outreach strategies developed for each city. The events will be referred to as a "Festival of Hope."
Through this partnership of the NHCLC and Joyce Meyer Ministries, young adults will also have the opportunity to participate in the recently restructured Hand of Hope internship program. The engagement of young adults in hands-on compassionate evangelism activities is a high priority for the NHCLC. This internship will serve as a way for these emerging leaders to share their voice within the Hispanic community.
"We are extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with the NHCLC on this project," says David Meyer, CEO of Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries World Missions. "We look forward to the good we can accomplish together for Christ."
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the NHCLC, said, "We do justice because of the vertical, the Cross – it is the heart of everything the NHCLC does. This partnership exemplifies the horizontal by reaching out to our communities, as the Body of Christ, to help those in need, physically, financially and spiritually. We are very pleased to partner with Joyce Meyer Ministries. Together we will be the vortex of the horizontal and vertical, serving the Hispanic Community across the United States."
ABOUT THE NHCLC/HISPANIC EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation's largest Christian Hispanic organization, is the Hispanic Evangelical Association unifying, serving and representing millions in the Hispanic Born Again Community via 40,118 member churches by reconciling the vertical and horizontal of the Christian message through the 7 Directives of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.
About Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries World Missions
Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) is an international nonprofit organization utilizing media to reach a potential audience of 4.5 billion people. Through its outreach arm, Hand of Hope, JMM impacts the world, providing life-changing global humanitarian and missions relief. In 2011, JMM provided over 31 million meals to support feeding centers in 32 countries and free medical care to over 267,000 people in multiple remote areas. JMM operates 39 children's homes globally and provides disaster, missions and humanitarian aid as well. JMM also operates the Dream Center, an inner-city church and outreach center in North St. Louis. For more information, please visit www.joycemeyer.org.
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