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Four Ideas for Your Church’s Special Offering

Does your church take a special offering at Thanksgiving or Christmas? Many churches have a time-honored tradition of taking offerings for the needy at this time of year. This year, I’ve also heard from several churches who will be taking such an offering for the first time. When you take an offering for Food for […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: A Year Later

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines with its 195-mile-per-hour winds, progress is being made in helping people to rebuild their lives. Food for the Hungry (FH) immediately responded with life-saving supplies to communities that were completely destroyed. FH also provided child-friendly spaces to provide a safe place for children to learn and play. To […]

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My One Year Old and Ebola: It’s all about Preparation and Prevention

My daughter turned one year old the other day! It’s been an incredible experience to be a daddy and I am so thankful for the gift that she is to my wife and me. But as many parents know, you learn a lot about yourself and the important things in life as you try to […]

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Ebola: A Worldwide Matter of Concern

A cursory view of TV shows and newspapers in America will alert you to the fact that Ebola has become wall-to-wall news, as it’s begun to impact people worldwide. The U.S. experienced its first Ebola victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in Dallas earlier this month. Health care workers who’ve been infected from interactions with Mr. […]

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Hunger Hurts: The Crisis in South Sudan

After decades of fighting, despair and loss, the people of South Sudan were filled with hope as the nation gained its independence nearly three years ago, following decades of war in which 2 million people died and 4 million were forced to flee. Their dreams of prosperity vanished as fighting resumed last year. Thousands must […]

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Fleeing to Find a Safe Place to Call “Home”

I have many choices living in America – but millions who suffer from religious persecution around the world don’t…  Have you ever felt like you had the perfect plan and you wake up the next morning and the plan had changed drastically? In the U.S. we are taught, “You can do anything you put your […]

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Planet Mommyhood and FH Help Iraqi Christians

Food for the Hungry (FH) is partnering with Jenn Hoskins and Kristin D’Amico of PlanetMommyhood.net in the I Am Your Voice campaign to help Iraqi Christians persecuted by the militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With ISIS showing beheadings of Christians and other victims on social media, Hoskins and D’Amico want to […]

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Helping Iraqi Christian Families Fleeing ISIS

Food for the Hungry (FH) is giving shelter and other relief support to Iraqi Christian families and Syrians escaping violence from the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With international news coverage of ISIS beheading Christians in Iraq and many surrounding countries closing borders, Iraqi families are arriving in Lebanon—a country already […]

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Wisdom from the Iron Lady of the Syrian Church

As an admirer of the Iron Lady of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, I was thrilled to be introduced to the “Iron Lady” of the suffering church in Syria. Her name is Rosangela Jarjour and she is the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches. Despite being called the “Iron Lady” by Syrian church […]

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Update: Typhoon Rammasun Recovery

On July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines with 150 mile-per-hour winds, destroying homes and leaving 430,000 people displaced. Food for the Hungry (FH) started working immediately in the regions of Sula and Bicol to assess the needs of homeless families. FH is preparing to distribute food to 390 families in Sula. In Bicol, FH […]

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