Archive | Church

RSS feed for this section

Best 3 practices for raising generous children

How many of us grew up hearing, “Eat your vegetables! People are starving in Africa?” As a child, I could never understand the connection between the broccoli on my plate and the hunger of people on another continent. Let’s be honest; most American children would be delighted to send their vegetables away to Africa or […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Does what you buy at stores hurt the poor?

My guest blogger today is Morgan Brown. She is the social media manager for Trade as One, which is an organization giving proceeds to Food for the Hungry’s work. Brown has interesting ideas about how to examine your spending habits to stick up for what you believe in. Here is what she has to say: […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Team Visit to Africa

Short-term teams: 5 ways to give support from home

The transition into summer means baseball, barbeques and sunburns. However, for a growing number of people, the summer months are synonymous with short-term mission trips. On any given Saturday, the major airports are filled with adventurous and compassionate people. These travelers creatively raised resources to travel thousands of miles to serve the vulnerable and once […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }

The impact of one church – part two

The leaders at Quest Fellowship have seen over 90 percent of their people get involved in missions every month. In part one of this story, I wrote how they found Food for the Hungry and chose Mentawai, Indonesia. But the story didn’t end there – that was only the beginning. Sermon series Lead pastor Paul Roberts […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Syrian Refugees

Emotional relief is key to helping Syria’s civilian refugees

Last week, I spoke with the Food for the Hungry (FH) Director of Emergency Response Pete Howard, days after he returned from assessing conditions for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. He told many heart-wrenching stories, but the saga that touched me most was his own. Ten years ago, Pete traveled to Iraq as part […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

The impact of one church

Ten years from now, what will be your church’s missional impact across the globe? Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Roberts and Brian Rietvelt of Quest Fellowship in Garner, N.C. They are partnering with Food for the Hungry in Mentawai, Indonesia, to fulfill their church’s goal for impacting people worldwide. “We […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

3 ways that development work is discipleship in disguise

In my frequent conversations with pastors, we often find ourselves stuck at the question of “so, what exactly is development?”  Rather than starting from scratch, I love to begin with a more familiar term: discipleship. While the words are not synonymous, there are some strong connections between the two concepts.  The ministry of Food for […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Tim Smith with FH Sponsored Children in Guatemala

When the light comes on

As I am writing this blog, I am on a trans atlantic flight to London. This weekend at Food for the Hungry (FH), we are launching a new endeavor with the Pentecost Festival as the  lead sponsor for this event. The Pentecost Festival is a gathering each year in London to celebrate the birthday of […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }

Julio’s story: Starting a new child sponsorship

Ryan Horn is a Food for the Hungry employee and child sponsor. Ryan shares what it was like to get news that his sponsored child had graduated…and then how he began another sponsorship with a different child…all of it happening right in Gautemala. A couple of years ago, I took a seven-day trip with FH […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Learning to sail

At Food for the Hungry (FH), one of our core skills is cross-cultural communication. After all, we work in more than 25 countries. And it’s hard. The late Philosopher of Communication Marshall McLuhan said, “We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish.” In other words, fish are so immersed in […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }