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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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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A Newly Planted Church in Arizona

In my role as Director of Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry (FH), I have opportunities to visit many churches. I always find it special to visit a congregation that is new to me. This is especially true when I’m visiting a church that is newly planted. There is something fresh and vibrant about […]

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Hope Tree: Antioch Church in Oregon

Bend, Ore., is a winter wonderland this time of year. When I visited in December, there was a fresh blanket of snow. Temperatures were dipping below zero degrees Fahrenheit. But I wasn’t visiting to ski or snowboard; I was there to visit Antioch Church as they hosted a Hope Tree. All across the country this […]

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Three Tips for Sane Christmas Shopping

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. I first dealt with the subject earlier this year when a clothing factory crumbled in Bangladesh, killing workers who were assembling clothing for the fashion industry. At that time, I wrote […]

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This Girl Made Typhoon Haiyan Personal

Major disasters usually seem a world away, but not this time. When I heard that Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Philippines, my thoughts went at once to Mariecris. Mariecris is my sponsored child. She lives in the Philippines, like 2,000 other children sponsored through Food for the Hungry (FH). When the typhoon hit, my daughters […]

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‘Tis the Season at Your Church

We’re buzzing with excitement in the halls of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Global Service Center in Phoenix. For months I’ve been telling you about Hope Tree, and this week it’s all coming together! Today, I’m sharing photos of just a few of my many hardworking co-workers who made our brand new Hope Tree materials […]

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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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Different Christmas Traditions

In Bolivia, some of the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works are far from the reach of television, toy catalogs or the tradition of Santa Claus. So, what do Christmas traditions look like in these places? To find out, we asked children in rural Bolivia how they celebrate Christmas. Marcelo remarked, “At Christmas, […]

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Rwanda: Guest Speaker in Phoenix

Join us in Phoenix on Wednesday, October 9, for an unforgettable conversation with Russel Mushanga, Country Director of Food for the Hungry (FH) in Rwanda. Holistic Discipleship in Rwanda with Russel Mushanga Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 9 a.m. Food for the Hungry 1224 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Many of us think of […]

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Picture your church in Mozambique

Where can you find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and many of the world’s poorest people? You might be surprised to hear that it’s Mozambique. On the eastern coast of the continent of Africa, Mozambique is a land of contrasts. The natural beauty of Mozambique is consistently rated among the most stunning in […]

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