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On the edge of the fiscal cliff … again

Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the office of a prominent U.S. Senator here in Washington D.C. to discuss the once-again looming fiscal cliff. We talked about what faith-based organizations, like Food for the Hungry (FH), can do to get the word out to Christians across this nation about the importance of foreign assistance to help the world’s […]

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Painting of the parable of the good shepherd separating the sheep from the goats

“You will always have the poor among you …”

I can’t prove it, but after many years of pastoral experience, including numerous conversations on the subject with believers and non-believers alike, I’m convinced this is the best known reference in the Bible concerning poverty.  For believers especially, this is frequently quoted as proof that poverty will always exist and cannot be overcome.  Because this […]

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End poverty by starting relationships

Every morning, thousands of Food for the Hungry staff  walk, bicycle or drive into some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Ending poverty is ultimately about the relationships and sharing of ideas that happen during these daily exchanges around the world, day in and day out. Eva Amor is one of FH’s staff building these […]

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U.S. Presidential Inauguration 2013

Reflections from the Inauguration

Several things came together in my mind as I stood with a throng of people of all ages, sizes and colors on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C., to witness the second inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States. The first was the historical significance of the year 2013. It was 150 years […]

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Bangladeshi Child

Life after the “fiscal cliff”

We were warned about it for months. The American people fretted. Financial markets dropped. Some warned of the possibility of total chaos. What the U.S. government lovingly called “sequestration,” the media soon dubbed as the “fiscal cliff,” or simply “the cliff.” The entire nation was told to get ready for a plunge over that cliff […]

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Bethlehem Star

Have a merry, happy and blessed Christmas

Only a few more days until we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World. One of my favorite stories surrounding the birth of Christ is that of the Magi. The Magi have really good “cred” in the Christmas story. Nobody traveled further to see the Messiah. Nobody suffered more in that traveling. Nobody left more behind (Persian […]

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Do we have the courage to protect the innocents?

It’s hard to write this morning. I was planning to wax eloquent about the Farm Bill legislation that is currently stuck in Congress and the “fiscal cliff” that we face as a nation on December 31. But those topics pale in comparison to the national tragedy in Connecticut. We all know this story very well […]

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FH Staff at Blood:Water Mission Red Tie Gala

Honoring Senator Frist

I got on the plane in Cincinnati bound for Nashville and took my seat toward the back of the plane. While doing some Food for the Hungry (FH) work on my laptop, a tall, stately gentlemen caught my eye. I thought to myself, “I know I know him, but from where?” And then I connected […]

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FH Worldwide staff bicycling through Washington, D.C.

Thankful for God’s grace and FH partnerships

I was recently blessed to spend two days with my leadership team in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Resource and Program Development (RPD) Department. We started the two-day annual planning meeting with FH leaders from around the world reflecting on signs of God’s grace in our lives and in FH field programs. We concluded our […]

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Focused on Children, Dedicated to Transformation

I’m in the Dominican Republic this week, where I have the incredible privilege of joining my Food for the Hungry (FH) colleagues from all over Latin America as we work together to learn how to build a new model of programming in our field countries. We call it “Child-Focused Community Transformation” (CFCT), which is FH’s “essentials” […]

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