About Wendy McMahan

Wendy McMahan is grateful for her front row seat in watching God “reconcile all things to Himself.” (Colossians 1:20) She still can’t believe that she gets to participate in His story every day. Wendy and her husband are proud parents to two daughters and have been foster parents to children of all ages. Wendy serves as Director of Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry. She hosts the Poverty Unlocked podcast.
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How Churches Are Going Deeper at Christmas

Looking for a way to help your congregation engage with the poor this Christmas? Churches and organizations across the U.S. have discovered Hope Tree, a ministry of Food for the Hungry. Antioch Church in Bend, Ore. hosted a Hope Tree for Ethiopia. Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. hosted theirs on behalf of […]

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Picture Your Church in Rwanda

Imagine if only one out of every 10 homes in your neighborhood had any kind of piped water. How would your community look different, and what would your priorities be? Recently I learned about a region of Rwanda called Nyagihanga where the lack of clean water is a daily reality. Food for the Hungry has begun […]

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Global Missions for Growing Churches

Recently, I sat down with a pastor who wasn’t sure where to head with his church’s missions strategy. “I know God is calling my church into missions, but we don’t have a missions pastor on staff,” he said. “I don’t even know where to start.” My pastor friend is not alone in his predicament. Many […]

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Tips for Traveling Overseas with Children

Thinking about taking your kids overseas? Every year, American children visit Food for the Hungry (FH) fields with their parents through our short-term missions sending program. I always enjoy hearing these families’ stories, but I had not personally taken my children overseas until this year, when we took a family vacation to India. Here are […]

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Picture Your Church in Nicaragua

When my friends and I visited Nicaragua last month, I saw the impact that churches are having in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) is working. I also learned about a group of neighborhoods waiting for a church partner. Could your church be the partner that these communities are waiting for? The area […]

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Churches Spur Development in Nicaragua

Last month, I visited Nicaragua along with three of my colleagues to see how God is moving. I couldn’t believe how quickly we arrived in Nicaragua. From Miami, it’s just a 2 ½ hour flight to Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. We saw the work of Food for the Hungry (FH) in the northern region of Nicaragua, […]

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Host a Hunger Banquet

Looking to engage your church or group in a discussion about world poverty? The Hunger Banquet® is what you’re looking for. Last Friday, I joined For His Glory Community Church in Fullerton, Calif., as they hosted their own Hunger Banquet for their youth group. These banquets work well in full church congregations, children’s groups and […]

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Meeting Moms in the Hills of Bolivia

On February 7 and 8, I’ll have the honor to join women (many moms)  from across the country at the IF: Gathering. The name of this gathering comes from a simple question: “If God is real, then what?” Many of us will meet in Austin, Texas, but many others will be at simulcast host sites […]

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How Mission Trips Contribute to Development

We recently updated our team training manual, which mission teams study before they go on trips with Food for the Hungry (FH). The manual answers questions like, “What can I expect on a mission trip?” and “What should I pack?” We also go much deeper with answers to questions like, “What causes poverty?” and “How […]

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Tips for Planning Mission Trips

Many church leaders know the importance that mission trips play in teaching their congregation about poverty.  So that your missions trip can go smoothly and have great impact, here are a few important tips that many pastors forget to consider when planning mission trips.   When picking the place and organization for your mission trip, […]

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