Archive | October, 2013

Uganda: Sponsored Child Gets Special Visit

Robin, a Food for the Hungry (FH) child sponsor, recently traveled to Uganda to meet Abraham. He was the little boy who was her sponsored child and who had written to her for the past year. She’d been writing him, too. They were finally going to meet. She described their introduction like this: “I… was […]

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Agricultural projects in Mozambique

World Food Day Celebrated with Thanks

Nebraska. Growing up in rural Nebraska, I was literally surrounded by food.  Fields of golden corn, soybeans, wheat and grains lined the highways.  Roll down the window of your car and you’ll likely be greeted by the gritty smells of grazing cattle and squirming piglets.  Yet, even with these “caloric” surroundings, I never really thought […]

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Helping Our Kids Relinquish Their Stuff

Giving can be so hard. Just ask my daughter… The Realization This week my wife and I realized we have kids’ play things  stashed away in closets – toys not used in years by our daughters.  As we took an inventory, it was pretty evident that our girls had outgrown the dolls, games and other […]

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The Dichotomy of Food Addiction and Hunger

With World Food Day less than a week away—on October 16—I’ve been pondering some interesting statistics. Food is an issue both in the United States and in developing countries. Consider the following. There are 70 million food-addicted adults in the United States, according to the food and health reporting project of the University of California […]

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Illiterate Women Create Big Savings

My name is Jason Musgrave. I’m a part of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Hunger Corps, which means I raise support to work in long-term missions with FH in Guatemala. I train FH field staff and check up on savings groups. Being in the field, I get to see amazing changes happen. Such as, how […]

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Experience for Saving Lives

I like learning. I’m happiest working on a new skill. This weekend, it was masonry. I built an outdoor kitchen for my backyard. After the skeleton was built, I sheathed the exterior in cement board. Then, it was time to apply stucco. In the Southwest, where I live, stucco is the most common exterior surface […]

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That’s a Lot of Potatoes!

Potatoes. Let’s contemplate the solanum tuberosum. According to the North Carolina Potato Association, spuds are the second most consumed food in the United States. The wonderful tater is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, minerals that prevent cancer and heart disease, and each one provides more than 600 mgs. of potassium. Americans consume about […]

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World Food Day: Apples, Potatoes and Chickens

World Food Day is celebrated every October 16 in honor of the formation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. It’s a day for everyone to pause…take a breath…and notice the work being done to end hunger worldwide. This year’s theme is: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and […]

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Picture Your Church in Bolivia

In our Church Engagement department, we get very excited when a church decides to partner with us to end poverty. Last week, we had one of those very happy moments. We learned that one of our faithful church partners, who already supports a thriving partnership in Africa,  is taking the next step to develop a […]

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Change Your Tune

Fall always brings change. A change in the leaves, the weather…a change in what we eat. And, for some, even a change in being an ally toward one sports team versus another. It is also an opportunity for Christian artists and speakers to encourage their audiences to have a change of heart. Instruments of Change […]

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