Archive | June, 2014

Big Hearts of Volunteers

I took a bus for one hour, and then a motor-taxi to a community called Ovalo Heroes Cenepa in Peru. It’s a community where Food for the Hungry has worked for about 10 years. The weather was mild, but quickly darkened. I went into the community’s control room, where there is a speaker. A call […]

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Who Is This Girl?

Who is she? That’s what other students wanted to know about Thong Mi Thona. Year after year, she would sit without speaking to her classmates. She never showed emotion—never got too excited or laughed. Often, she looked sad and deep in thought. She did not join the children’s club or participate in socializing. She struggled […]

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Air Dropping Food in South Sudan

A year ago, Food for the Hungry (FH) had offices in South Sudan. We were excited to help this new country establish communities and rebuild. With seven South Sudan offices in Malakal, Bor, Old Fangak, Waat, Lankein and Ulang—we were ready to work. Today, the Malakal office is burned down and the others are looted. […]

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Fifth Birthday and Beyond…

This year, 6 million fewer children will die before their fifth birthday than 25 years ago. U.S. foreign assistance has played a leading role in achieving these results, dramatically improving children’s health and survival worldwide. Food for the Hungry (FH) is proud to work alongside USAID in its effort to end preventable child and maternal […]

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Sponsorship Helps Mother Feed Her Children

It’s no secret that a young mother needs all the help and nutritional support she can get, especially if she has a newborn baby! She needs high-calorie, vitamin-rich food in order to feed her infant and to care for her other children. But when Ethensh gave birth to her fourth child, she had to spend many […]

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Filming in the DRC

I like movies. I admire the screenwriters’ creativity and how they are able to imagine things and bring them to life, for people to enjoy. Most movies that do well are built on a running tension between good guys (protagonists) and the bad guys (antagonists). Often the good guys are in pursuit of the bad […]

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Best Known Verse in the Bible

John 3:16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible.  When TV camera crews pan the crowds at pro football games, we often see placards referring to it.  It’s important, though, to read the next verse too: 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in […]

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4 Million Face Famine in South Sudan

Three years ago, the streets of South Sudan’s capital Juba were filled with revelry as residents and international dignitaries celebrated the new nation’s independence from Sudan, thus ending decades of bloody war. However, high hopes for peace and prosperity were short-lived. In December 2013, fighting between government troops and rebel forces erupted. Within weeks, the […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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