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Why End Poverty?

Seemingly insurmountable goals do not make for compelling missions. We are accustomed to getting things accomplished. We have tools that allow us to work on several things at once. We enjoy seeing progress towards our goals. We like to check off boxes. And we do NOT enjoy working on things that can’t be fixed. That […]

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9.4 Million

9,400,000 people. It’s difficult to imagine that number of people. It’s about the size of 120 full professional football stadiums. Or almost equivalent to the population of the country of Hungary. For us at Food for the Hungry (FH), it is 9.4 million confirmations that God is calling us to walk with the most vulnerable. In 2014, FH helped […]

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Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Christmas is important! That may sound obvious, but I am not certain we declare its value enough. In this day in age when the concept of Christmas is more related to consumerism than anything religious, I want us all to take a moment to proclaim for ourselves… our families… and the ministry of Food for […]

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American Christian or Christian American?

Is there a difference? At first glance, it might seem that there is not or that the distinction is a trivial one. The question needs a second glance. Let me personalize this. I’m a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. My father graduated from West Point, two of my closest first cousins from the […]

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Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry President/CEO

Humbled by Coffee Growers

Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November,  my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of our Latin America and Caribbean fields […]

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Gary Edmonds, FH President/CEO

A Conversation With Gary Edmonds, FH’s New President/CEO

Today Food for the Hungry (FH) has a new President/CEO, Gary Edmonds. God has prepared Gary throughout his life for this responsibility, a position that demands not only a well-developed business acumen, but a special blend of character, commitment, compassion and humility. His previous leadership roles speak to each of those attributes. Prior to assuming […]

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Glory

  In Colossians 1:27, Paul wrote about the riches of the mystery “which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This week the US staff of Food for the Hungry (FH) is having an awards day. Several members of our team will be honored for their contributions to our FH community and work. The […]

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Grace

Let me tell a story of grace. My father grew up on a 600-acre family estate in Virginia. The land was granted by the English Earl of Dunmore in the mid-1700s. “Back Creek” is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the most beautiful country in the world. My first ancestor there built a […]

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The Social Gospel?

From the 1920s and 30s, the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy had a powerful and ongoing effect upon the American church. Many of the “fundamentalists” were highly educated, articulate and understood that they were called not to be simply against the culture of their time, but were called to participate in and shape the culture of their day. […]

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Love’s Law

In late 2006, I came back from two years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) totally convinced that the rule of law is one of the greatest gifts any nation can have. Congo is a “failed state” and, not being ruled by law, it is ruled by chaos. Millions have died since the […]

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