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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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Bible Education for Pastors

One of the ways Food for the Hungry (FH) helps the most vulnerable people in the world is by equipping church leaders to address the physical and spiritual needs in their own lives and in their communities. In Mozambique, FH started a church strengthening program in response to requests from local pastors for training on […]

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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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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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