About Jeremy Reis

Jeremy Reis is the Director of Digital Marketing for Food for the Hungry. He is the husband to Jennica and father of 6. Jeremy writes about how to disciple children into a loving and compassionate world view.
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A heart for giving

Today’s lesson: How to nurture a heart for giving Materials needed for today’s lesson: Skittles “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Verse of the day: By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. […]

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Seven lessons to teach your kids about serving the poor

The lessons my wife, Jennica, and I have learned over the years by sponsoring children have been tremendous in teaching our six kids (ages 5 months to 10 years old) about serving the poor. For each one of our children, we’ve added a sponsored child from a different country. In connecting with children all over […]

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Gratitude and rice and beans

My wife Jennica and I are writing a week-long series about teaching kids about gratitude and giving. During the week, we’ll have a number of lessons, activities and recipes to share. In 1999, I was blessed with an opportunity to visit Haiti and serve at an orphanage. We have a special affinity for the country and […]

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5 Bibles: 40 Days of Giving

 “Let’s give Bibles again!” Evie exclaimed as we reached for the FH gift catalog. During our 8 Days of Giving in December, this was one of the gifts our kids enjoyed giving the most. “I remember giving Bibles,” Emily said, “It not only provides a Bible, but also teaches them how to study the Bible.” The […]

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2 Rabbits: 40 Days of Giving

Question: How many rabbits does it take to make a difference in a child’s life? Two, if they hop right to it. Week 3: 2 Rabbits When we landed on the page in the FH gift catalog, Julia (5 years old) exclaimed, “Oooooh! Let’s get rabbits!” The kids are excited about the impact rabbits can have in […]

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Water Pump: 40 Days of Giving

During the period of 40 days, the Lord prepared Himself for His earthly ministry. While we’re not sure exactly what that entailed, we do know that He fasted. Traditionally, fasting is a time of abstinence from something, generally food or drink. The purpose is to practice self-restraint and to focus on God. The idea is […]

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40 Days of Giving

Each year, my wife Jennica asks me if I’m going to give up anything for Lent. She holds to the tradition of making a sacrifice during these 40 days, giving up meat, caffeine or sweets. I’ve only participated once – giving up caffeine during Lent last year, though this year I’m giving up all but […]

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Let’s make it rain goats

As a parent, I learn a lot from my kids. We recently finished 8 Days of Giving and as I watched how my kids view poverty, I learned a lot about how God wants us to address hunger. My kids taught me that what I perceive is a lot of money is life changing for other […]

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Day 8: 5 Bibles (8 Days of Giving)

It’s day eight of our 8 Days of Giving and we’ve learned a lot about giving and serving the most vulnerable. We’ve learned how gardens in FH communities are similar to our own, what rabbits are really used for, how deworming can change a child’s life (500 of them in a single gift!), and the […]

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Day 7: 2 Tippy Taps (8 Days of Giving)

Like many families this Christmas season, our family has had it’s share of sickness. This past week, the flu has made its way through four kids and me. Jennica is due Christmas, so we’ve been trying our best to keep her from getting sick. It’s easy for us to buy antibacterial soaps and sprays, wash […]

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