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…and a partridge in a pear tree

Food for the Hungry is celebrating Christmas all over the world. In Phoenix, Ariz., our Food for the Hungry Christmas party included a rousing rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” which required 60 staff people to act out all 12 of the gifts.  We scarfed down delicious  food,  then chose from a whole range of desserts […]

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Let’s make it rain goats

As a parent, I learn a lot from my kids. We recently finished 8 Days of Giving and as I watched how my kids view poverty, I learned a lot about how God wants us to address hunger. My kids taught me that what I perceive is a lot of money is life changing for other […]

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Day 8: 5 Bibles (8 Days of Giving)

It’s day eight of our 8 Days of Giving and we’ve learned a lot about giving and serving the most vulnerable. We’ve learned how gardens in FH communities are similar to our own, what rabbits are really used for, how deworming can change a child’s life (500 of them in a single gift!), and the […]

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Day 7: 2 Tippy Taps (8 Days of Giving)

Like many families this Christmas season, our family has had it’s share of sickness. This past week, the flu has made its way through four kids and me. Jennica is due Christmas, so we’ve been trying our best to keep her from getting sick. It’s easy for us to buy antibacterial soaps and sprays, wash […]

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Day 6: Vegetable Seeds (8 Days of Giving)

I have a garden that provides organic food for my family. My kids help with it, so they understand the benefits and work that goes into growing food. When we saw the vegetable seeds in the FH gift catalog, our family choose the seeds with a resounding, “Yes!” The vegetable seeds didn’t take much explanation, until Emily […]

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Day 5: 2 Rabbits (8 Days of Giving)

Today, I’m writing a very different post than I expected to write. When we stopped on the page with the rabbits, I expected the conversation to go a a little different. When we landed on the page in the FH gift catalog, Julia (5 years old) exclaimed, “Oooooh! Let’s get rabbits!” I began thinking about […]

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Update on Geoffrey

I have some incredible news! Remember Geoffrey? He was the young boy experiencing renal failure in Rwanda. His uncle sold everything he owns to pay for hospital bills, but it was simply not enough. They were being faced with the threat of being forced to leave the hospital, because they were so behind on their bills. Because […]

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Day 4: Deworming Medicine for 500 Kids (8 Days of Giving)

It’s hard to imagine life in countries where even a glass of water isn’t safe to drink. When we came to the page that had deworming medication on it, our kids wanted an explanation of the image and what a deworming pill could do. After explaining how the pill will change a child’s life, Julia, […]

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Day 3: Cow (8 Days of Giving)

One of the most touching aspects of this giving process has been how Evie (age 8) has responded. As we were selecting gifts to give, we considered giving chickens. Evie asked if she could give two chickens herself. She has been saving up her earnings since the gift catalog arrived with a goal of giving […]

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Day 2: 3 Sets of School Supplies (8 Days of Giving)

We’ve been very blessed to be able to homeschool our children. Each year, we go and purchase the curriculum and school supplies, so we understand how much it costs to equip our kids each year. When we saw the school supplies gift, our kids’ eyes lit up. Evie (age 8) asked, “Dad, school supplies only […]

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