Archive | January, 2014

Love is the Answer

When a war breaks out in any part of the world, people reading or watching the news often are curious to know what is causing the fighting. Sometimes, wars are justified. As we watch from a distance, we often take sides. Other times, there is uproar against the fighting and the media is filled with […]

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Unity in the Church

I’ve truly been growing in my love of the Church. I don’t mean ‘church’ in the traditional sense that a single congregation meets in a building together on a Sunday. I mean the Church, in its many facets; Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox. These beautiful groups of people are collectively Christ’s bride and gather together cross-culturally, […]

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Ending Violence to End Poverty

I’ve been reading an interesting book by Gary A. Haugen with Victor Boutros. It’s called “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence,” and it presents heartbreaking stories and statistics showing the devastating impact of everyday violence in the lives of the global poor. The authors declare that, “Beneath the […]

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Surviving Disasters, Making the Right Moves

I checked off a box on my bucket list over Christmas. I skydived out of a perfectly good airplane…with an instructor. He pulled the ripcord, a good thing for both of us in avoiding a disaster. Safely on the ground, I reflected on the experience. Crazily, I thought it had lessons applicable to Food for […]

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Kingdom Math is Different

I’m quite sure that my daughter’s teacher has a goal in mind for the new year. As dad, I share the same goal – to see my daughter firing off times tables without hesitation. She’s been working on them for a couple years, but she still doesn’t know them cold. So we’ll be heading out to the […]

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The “Very Real and Desperate Need” for Child Sponsorship

When Cheryl Jewett of Orchard Hill Church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, found out her sponsored child had died, she grieved. She also learned something about the “very real and desperate need” of child sponsorship. Here is her letter to her pastor about her Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsorship experience, which she gave us permission […]

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Tips For Writing to Your Sponsored Child

I love getting mail – and so does a sponsored child. When I get cards or letters, I can’t wait to get home and open them—but most of the time, I open them right away. Letters are so personal to me. It means someone has taken a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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Kenya: 19,032 Orphans Receive Clean Water

Starting in 2011 during the worst drought Kenya had seen in 60 years, Food for the Hungry (FH) helped 19,032 Kenyan orphans and vulnerable children access clean water and this project continues today. For generations, water supply and sanitation in Kenya has been characterized by low levels of access and quality, especially in urban slums […]

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The Smallest Acts of Kindness…

The gospel of Jesus is radiated long before it is communicated verbally. What is radiated is what is communicated, such as acts of kindness. “For we are the aroma of Christ” (2 Cor. 2:15), meaning the truth of our theology or righteousness of our cause will extend only as far as its fruitful virtue is […]

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