Archive | August, 2013

Work hard, do your schoolwork, chase your dreams

Blog post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt After a full day of travel, Darrell and I arrived safely last night to our accommodations in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. We’re traveling this week with an organization we love called Food for the Hungry and are really excited to witness first hand what they’re doing in the communities […]

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Transformation through listening

You walk to your neighbor’s house and ask for a cup of milk to complete your dinner recipe.  Instead of receiving a cold glass of 2 percent, they hand you a gift card to Best Buy and close the door. While the gift card is certainly a nice gesture, it doesn’t help you complete the […]

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What it means to live with integrity

One of the things I love about Food for the Hungry (FH), is that it’s an organization that strives for integrity. So, it was especially meaningful for me start attending my very first Beth Moore Bible study in which we discussed integrity at great length. I’ve been at it for two months now – and […]

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Keeping My Family Secure

  Information security is on everybody’s minds these days. It has been for a while, but the Edward Snowden saga has brought it center-stage. No matter which position you take on it, the Snowden story evokes strong concerns. We want protection from terrorists; the 9/11 and Boston Marathon tragedies made us feel just how awful it is […]

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Food for the Hungry Child Sponosrship made Nasrin's dreams come true.

Five ways education fights poverty

My son is beyond school age now, but I still have a foolproof way of keeping up with the school calendar. When school is in session, a flashing light in front of the school near my house reminds me to slow down to 15 miles an hour. During vacations and holidays, I’m free to drive […]

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Meeting my sponsored child in Guatemala

Today was a special day. When I woke up, I knew I was going to meet our (my wife and I) sponsored child, Denis! Even in that thought, it was about me. I’m going to meet our sponsored child. Once the day started in Seoguis, Guatemala, I began to realize this day was going to […]

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Why I am passionate about sponsoring children

What do teenagers (ages 13 to 18) living in the United States have in common with teenagers in the developing world?  Hunger. While a Bangladeshi teenager, age 13, feels the hunger of being loved by her older husband, an American teen wonders if she is thin enough to be considered pretty. As our daughters contemplate […]

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Child Sponsorship Saves Girl’s Life

“Sometimes I think, ‘What if Food for the Hungry (FH) didn’t come in time? Maybe Maritza wouldn’t have lived.’ She was so small.” – Tomasa, 22-year-old mother It’s so easy to look at  a statistic, and think, “Nothing can be done about that.” When I heard that a community FH works in, Seoguis, Guatemala, had […]

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Follow the Twitter hashtag #fhbloggers and chat with the bloggers LIVE in Guatemala!

As you already know, we’re currently hosting our 3rd #FHbloggers trip! Not only will the bloggers be writing in real-time during and after the trip, but they’ll also be hosting a LIVE twitter chat tonight while they are in Guatemala. There will be local hand-crafted prizes given out every fifteen minutes for those that participate […]

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#FHbloggers share stories after their second day in Guatemala!

The FH bloggers have now been in Guatemala for a couple of days and have so much to share with us already! After a long travel day they experienced the new sights and sounds of the beautiful country of Guatemala and woke up the next day to spend time in FH communities. Here are some […]

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