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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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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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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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Christmas Shopping: Good or Bad Idea?

The excitement of Christmas is filling the crisp autumn air! Decorations are slowly emerging from the attic. People everywhere are trying to remember, “How exactly did I get these lights on the roof last year?” Starbucks is serving their holiday drinks, including the infamous pumpkin spice latte! Christians all over the world are anticipating the […]

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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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Elizabeth met her

Overseas Sister: Meeting Mom’s Sponsored Child

Elizabeth’s mother sponsored a girl in Peru named Veronica for the last 10 years. Elizabeth and Veronica were close in age. They enjoyed writing letters back and forth. They became like “sponsored sisters” over time. Elizabeth looked at photos of her mom’s sponsored child, but never thought she’d see Veronica face-to-face. Her world changed when […]

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Agricultural projects in Mozambique

World Food Day Celebrated with Thanks

Nebraska. Growing up in rural Nebraska, I was literally surrounded by food.  Fields of golden corn, soybeans, wheat and grains lined the highways.  Roll down the window of your car and you’ll likely be greeted by the gritty smells of grazing cattle and squirming piglets.  Yet, even with these “caloric” surroundings, I never really thought […]

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