JOY! Magazine 100
We give praise to the Lord for what He has accomplished, by God's grace, so far, through JOY! An average of 30,000 copies of JOY! Magazines are printed each month, adding up to over 1,200 pages per year, 330,000 copies of JOY! printed per annum. Over 3 million JOY! Magazines have already been printed. JOY! Magazines are sold in 2500 stores countrywide. The monthly readership of JOY! Magazine exceeds 150,000. "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
There is an average of 42,000 words in each issue, that's a total of 460,000 words per year. Each issue requires at least 45 hours of proof reading. Since the launch of JOY! I have had the privilege of writing 168 articles (560 pages), which have been published in JOY! In the seven years of JUIG! Tydskrif, I have had 112 articles published (430 pages) in the Afrikaans sister magazine. "So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11.
JOY! Magazine has given away 20,000 subscription gifts, including audio CDs, DVDs and books. Every year thousands of JOY! Magazines are given away free to old age homes, hospitals, prisons and at special events.
Approximately 100 Prayer Partners spend 12 days fasting each year for the magazine, readers and advertisers.
50 Churches support the JOY! Bulk Subscription Programme.
Since JOY! Digital was launched in November 2014 as a free website, updating daily, offering interesting articles, news and as a product directory. 50,000 Users visit the site each month and it is growing by 30% each month.
JOY! Magazine has sponsored missionaries, community evangelism outreaches and helped build a night shelter in Somerset West. JOY! has now also launched a Bible School every Wednesday night at the Upper Room at JOY! "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ,for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…"Romans 1:16
JOY! Travel has organised 10 tours to Biblical lands such as Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan, and cruises to Italy, Croatia, Greece and Mozambique.
In May 2009 the Afrikaans sister magazine, JUIG! Tydskrif was launched. JUIG! averages 27,000 copies and 140,000 readership monthly.
God alone knows how many lives have been impacted, families and congregations strengthened and communities impacted as a result of the articles and Scriptures in every edition of JOY! and JUIG! "For the Word of Godisliving and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
Thank you for all your prayers, encouragement and support.
Please Continue to Pray
May the Lord continue to pour out His abundant blessings on this unique ministry, which is maintaining a Christian witness in secular stores and on shelves of commercial enterprises, which would not normally be open for the Gospel. Please continue to lift up this vital ministry in prayer, and if your local store does not yet stock JOY! and JUIG!, please encourage them to do so.
Yours for Reformation and Revival
Dr Peter Hammond
P O Box 2990
Somerset West, 7129
Cape Town, South Africa