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Fight Poverty, Get a Free Concert

If you love Christian music and/or are passionate about child sponsorship, we need your help! You might be surprised to know that the majority of our child sponsorship comes from people at concerts and conferences. Maybe that’s even how you heard about us. Food for the Hungry (FH) partners with many Christian artists and speakers […]

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The Quespia family with their chickens

Providing a Helping Hen in Bolivia

I have six eggs (and bacon) in my refrigerator right now, representing a quiche Lorraine in my near future. But to a family in Bolivia, eggs mean much more. Eggs are a great source of protein, so children can grow taller and stronger. Eggs mean they won’t be too tired to pay attention in school, […]

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Former Sponsored Child on a Mission

Whenever I go on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry (FH), most of the people I meet are surprised to learn that I live in America. When I say I’m a U.S. citizen, they chuckle or give me a confused look. I can understand why. I grew up in a small city in […]

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A Life-Giving Child

It was shortly after Sunday service in Iberica, Philippines, when a woman approached me to tell me that she was Bob’s grandmother.  At the time, I wasn’t sure who Bob was, but she was excited to tell me about him. Bob was a Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsored child, who had learned about Jesus […]

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Helping Children Dream Big

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. My childhood was filled with the wonder of the “race to the moon” years.  I have vivid memories of watching the grainy telecasts from the space capsules and the lunar surface. When I was about 11, I won an award in […]

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The “Very Real and Desperate Need” for Child Sponsorship

When Cheryl Jewett of Orchard Hill Church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, found out her sponsored child had died, she grieved. She also learned something about the “very real and desperate need” of child sponsorship. Here is her letter to her pastor about her Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsorship experience, which she gave us permission […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Self-Control

During the whirlwind of holiday festivities between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, few of us are focusing much on the idea of self-control. In fact, for many of us, this is the time of year we entirely reject it, encouraging excess and indulgence. “Hey, it’s the holiday season!” we proclaim, justifying another slice of pie […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Joy

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come!” Thus starts one of my favorite Christmas carols, partly because if you sing alto like me, it’s got a great harmony line. But I also love the theology in the carol, which resonates with the joy that comes from reconciliation. “Let every heart prepare him room/And heaven […]

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This Girl Made Typhoon Haiyan Personal

Major disasters usually seem a world away, but not this time. When I heard that Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Philippines, my thoughts went at once to Mariecris. Mariecris is my sponsored child. She lives in the Philippines, like 2,000 other children sponsored through Food for the Hungry (FH). When the typhoon hit, my daughters […]

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Elizabeth met her

Overseas Sister: Meeting Mom’s Sponsored Child

Elizabeth’s mother sponsored a girl in Peru named Veronica for the last 10 years. Elizabeth and Veronica were close in age. They enjoyed writing letters back and forth. They became like “sponsored sisters” over time. Elizabeth looked at photos of her mom’s sponsored child, but never thought she’d see Veronica face-to-face. Her world changed when […]

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