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Us in Albania, May, 2013My name is Mary Lou Gooding. I have created this website to share my experiences serving with Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope Medical/Dental Outreach Teams.

Back in 2010, I was impressed with the Holy Spirit to share my profession and willingness to help others. After doing research of medical missions, I felt led by the Holy Spirit to volunteer with Hand of Hope.

I have been so impressed how the Lord has moved in my life. Not only did it change me, but it also changed my husband even though he was staying home. 

He stayed home that is until May, 2013. Because of an unction from the Holy Spirit, Robert joined our Shkodra, Albania team. He was able to touch many lives as he worked in what is called “crowd control”, guiding and helping the patients as they wait for their treatment.  Above is a photo of us in front of the church we used in Albania.

Being able to serve on the Albania mission team was truly a blessing from The Lord as Robert was filled with hidden metastatic malignant tumors  and passed into Heaven on December 12, 2013.

Robert made me promise I would continue serving with Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope. My plan is carry out that promise and use this website is to share my experiences, so that you and others may be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone and use the talents God has equipped you with to help others.

I also would like to offer you an opportunity to sow seed into my life, so that, I may continue to use my profession that God has blessed me with to help others while sharing the love, the grace, and the power of the resurrected Christ. My husband taught me to take the principles of tithes and offering very seriously. I promise to do my utmost in insuring that I will be good ground, so that you will be able to reap a good harvest from your gift.

For information on how  to contribute, please click on “Donations” in menu.     Donations may now be made as personal gifts.

Since all gifts are anonymous, I want to take this moment to give thanks to all of  you who heed the call of the Holy Spirit in blessing me and therefore blessing others.

If you have any questions of a personal nature, please contact me at


Thank you for your support. Prayer support first and only if led your monetary support. 

Mary Lou

Matthew 25:40

New International Version (NIV)

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’