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Multiple thousands of people each year are reached through Joy Ministries’ various outreach programs. We don’ait for the community to come to church; we take the church to God’s people who are hurting throughout our community.”
Danette Crawford’s television program, "Joy in the Morning,” is broadcast on INSP, LeSea, TBN, CTN, and other networks reaching over 160,000,000 homes each week throughout the United States and abroad. Featured stories about Danette and Joy Ministries have aired on the 700 Club, CBN's Christian World News, Living The Life (Women’s show), Paula White Today, and TBN's local programming.
CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS
Watch this feature story done by Christian World News on our Eleventh Annual Mother's Day Celebration. During the interview with Christian World News, Danette shared her vision and purpose for beginning this powerful outreach, that reaches out to literally thousands of women every year. "My heart is for people across the nation and around the world to remember single moms and widows on Mother's Day. You never know what the one next you at church, or the one in the desk next to you at work is going through. As we remember the single moms and widows that's true religion. The Word of God says to remember the cause of the fatherless, and to plead the case of the widow. That's the vision of the Mother's Day Celebration."
THE CHURCH GUIDE
By Carol Owen
Eleven years ago, a widow came to Danette broken hearted. She had recently lost her husband and the only son she had, lived hundreds of miles away and would have nothing to do with her. She could not get this woman off her mind and kept thinking of how lonely she was going to be on Mother’s Day.
The Lord reminded her how she felt on her first Mother’s Day as a single mom, and He spoke to her heart and told her to gather His women and honor them on their special day. That is just what she did and continues to do through the “Mother’s Day Celebration” sponsored by Joy Ministries.
Single moms, widows, and military wives whose husbands are deployed are invited to enjoy an elegant banquet meal along with their children. The red carpet is rolled out in their honor with flowers at the door, a Mother’s Day gift, and words of encouragement that will last a life time!
Single mom’s can’t go anywhere unless their children are cared for, so every year lots of exciting events are planned for these fatherless children. Isaiah 1:17 says, “…encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” We are called to defend and protect fatherless children, or they will be left vulnerable to the enemy. God’s word says in Psalm 68:5-6, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families…” This good news is shared with all the children on that day.
DON'T QUIT IN THE PIT
With the release of Pastor Danette Crawford's new book, Don't Quit in the Pit, many book signings across Hampton Roads and other parts of the country have been scheduled. People truly need the message and hope that Don't Quit in the Pit shares. Click here to read testimonies from people whose lives have been touched.
CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS
Christian World News recently did a feature story on Joy Ministries' City Wide Crusade in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. It was held at the largest university in the nation, Gabriel Rene University. There were over 1,000 in attendance at the crusade, which was held right in the center of the university. Hundreds were saved, healed, delivered and set free. Click here to watch the feature story.
SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA
A local TV station interviewed Pastor Danette while she was in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She was there holding the "Fire & Impartation Conference. The reporter said, “tell us about this movement that the Lord is doing!” They did a story on the upcoming crusade being held on July 23rd. To read more about what the Lord did at the "Fire & Impartation" Conference in Bolivia Click Here.
Click here to watch a clip shown on the 11:00 news on Wavy-TV 10 / NBC
SOWING SEEDS OF HOPE
By Danette J. Crawford - Featured in Charisma Magazine & Spirit Led Woman
Did you know that you have what it takes for someone else to receive a miracle? I was amazed to discover that although I didn't have a lot of finances and was a new single mom, I had what it took for people to receive their miracles—the miracle of salvation, the miracle of healing, and even the miraculous provision of a bag of groceries. Read More Of This Article
The Buzz - Publication of Charisma Magazine
By Leigh DeVore
Danette Crawford is the founder and president of Joy Ministries, which serves the needs of low-income women and families. Her TV ministry, Joy in the Morning, is syndicated worldwide, reaching more than 100 million homes each week.
WOMAN ON A MISSION
By Mayra Nuñez
IIWM is proud to present Danette Joy Crawford as this month’s “Woman on a Mission.” Danette is a speaker and author of a new book release, “Don’t Quit in the Pit: Power to Turn Any Situation Around!” In addition to being a single mother, Danette is a graduate of Lee University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in Bible. Read More of This Review
WOW! - Women of the Word Magazine
By Tyora Moody
For this issue of WOW! Magazine, I'm happy to introduce readers to Danette Joy Crawford. Danette is a powerful evangelist with a refreshing message of hope and encouragement . Her television ministry, Joy in the Morning with Danette Crawford, is broadcast weekly into over 165 million homes nationally. Read more of this article
ASSIST NEWS SERVICE
By Dan Wooding
Over 1,000 inmates incarcerated at the Chesapeake Correctional Center received copies of Danette Joy Crawford’s new book fromWhitaker House, Don’t Quit in the Pit: Power to Turn Any Situation Around!
THE CHRISTIAN LEADER
Faces of Leadership - Regent University Distinguished Alumni
"Faces of Leadership" is a special publication designed to highlight the accomplishments of our
distinguished alumni and how theircontributions are impacting our culture, the nation and the world."
A youth pastor at age 19, and a traveling evangelist at 21, Danette Easterday Crawford ('89, School of Psychology & Counseling) always knew that her mission was to preach the Gospel. After graduating from Regent University and founding Joy Ministries, she realized that counseling the wounded goes hand-in-hand with preaching to them. "People are so hurt and wounded," she says. "We need to have an understanding of the hurts and wounds in their lives. We can't just preach the Word at them."
A non-profit evangelistic outreach organization, Joy Ministries shares salvation and restoration of mind, body and soul through programs designed to educate, develop character and help the poor and fatherless break free of the cycle of poverty.
"We encourage them with the Gospel message and by meeting their practical needs," Crawford says. "People are very gracious and thankful, but it's an honor that God has allowed me to function in my calling. He's miraculously provided for us and gives me grace and strength." Read More Of This Article.
MOTHERING MOTHERS ON THEIR DAY
By Laine M. Rutherford - The Virginian Pilot
Danette Crawford believes that all mothers should be celebrated on Mother's Day. Not just the woman with the doting husband and adoring children who buy cards, flowers and gifts.
But the single mom who is working one or more jobs to support her family, helping with homework and trying her best to solve the problems and dilemmas, which, at times, can seem insurmountable.
And the widowed or senior mothers whose children are grown and are celebrating their own Mother's Day, sometimes far away, sometimes forgetting that once a mom, always a mom, no matter what the age.
Crawford also remembers the military wife, handling everyday life at home while her husband is deployed. Often, she's in the area without family to help celebrate, without her spouse to help the children bring her breakfast in bed, without someone to say, "You're a great mom. Keep up the good work". Read More Of This Article.
MOTHERS GATHER TO CELEBRATE THEIR DAY
By Nicole Morgan - The Virginian Pilot
Dondra Paker is a single mother whose children say she goes without basic necessities in order to
give them what they need – andwant. Her 11-year old son, Carlos Parker, said, “She’ll buy us
clothes, but she wont buy herself clothes.” When asked how that made him feel, Carlos said, “not good. She needs to do stuff for her, too.”
Parker, of Virginia Beach, works as a customer relations representative and is busy raising two children, Carlos and his sister, Asia Parker, 6. She finally decided to do a little something for herself
Sunday and attended a Mother’s Day program at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. The event, sponsored by the Virginia Beach based Joy Ministries, drew about 1,500 people, according to organizers.
It was geared toward widows, single mothers and wives whose military husbands are deployed. “God wants to touch those women. They’re forgotten,” said Doris Dunekack, an office manager at Joy Ministries. Read More Of This Article
MINISTRY TUCKS JOY INTO RETURN-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS
Sandra J. Pennecke - "Virginia Beach Beacon" from The Virginian Pilot
Crawford recalled speaking with a single mother of five about her childhood first-day memories. "She said so many kids would laugh and tease her all year long. That's when I challenge people to help make that first day an awesome one for these kids", she said.
The inaugural First Day Challenge, held seven years ago, distributed 65 sets of backpacks to those in need. This year's goal is to supply 2,000 children in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Hampton Roads with backpacks full of school supplies.
Two buses will travel into five of Joy Ministries adopted neighborhoods to deliver the backpacks and an inspirational message before school starts.
Mothers in need who do not reside in an adopted neighborhood can make an appointment to see if they qualify. Crawford also created a personal goal to give 100 children with extreme needs $100 worth of school clothes each. Read More Of This Article.
JOY MINISTRIES TO PROVIDE INSPIRING START BACK TO SCHOOL
By Staci Dennis – "The Chesapeake Clipper" from The Virginian Pilot
A couple of book bags and a Sunday school class has helped Zenia Thomas raise her four children.
“Little things mean a lot,” theVirginia Beach resident said. “Life can get hard, but when someone
else shows they are thinking about you, then it makes it a little easier.”
Thomas has been the recipient of various neighborhood outreaches done throughout Hampton Roads by Joy Ministries, led by Danette Crawford. For more than six years Thomas has received from the nonprofit, backpacks filled with school supplies, clothes for her children and a Mother’s Day dinner – all free of charge.
“A lot of kids don’t have the opportunity to have these things or go to fun places if it wasn’t for Joy Ministries,” Thomas said. “I thank God for them because they have truly blessed our lives.” Read More Of This Article