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The full-circle work of FH

Blog post by FH blogger Darrell Vesterfelt Hey guys. In case you didn’t already know, Ally and I are in Guatemala this week traveling with a group of bloggers and Food for the Hungry. It’s an opportunity for each of us to  meet the child we sponsor through FH, and also see the transformative work […]

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Dieuseul Petit shows one of his chili peppers

Pick a pepper…and send all your children to school

A struggling Haitian farmer looks out over his field, withered by yet another year of drought. There will just barely be enough beans for the family to eat – and nothing left to sell. The father sighs, his heart heavy, because of the decision he has to make:  He can’t send all of his children […]

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#FHBloggers Guatemala Day 1 – A courageous people

Blog post by FH blogger Michelle Sarabia The team has arrived in Guatemala. What a beautiful country.  The terrain is absolutely breathtaking and the people here are beautiful. Today is our first day of being on the ground in a community that Food for the Hungry supports.  I’m eager, to say the least, to see […]

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Journey to Guatemala: A day in Seoguis

Blog post by FH blogger Sarah Matheny We’ve been in Guatemala for two days now. I’ve said this word before, but I’m not sure it’s ever held any meaning until now: Wow. If yesterday was an overwhelming experience in terms of difficult travel (24 hours total, spent in transit), today was an overwhelming one in […]

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Irregular tortillas, Dora the Explorer + mountaintop treasures

Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers Today was among the longest, most fascinating, exhausting and surprising days of my life. I knew to expect this, but wow, living it is something I will never forget. We spent the day in a village called Seoguis (say-OH-geese) and saw a lot of neat, first-hand progress being […]

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Back to School in Uganda

What does “back to school” look like in Burundi?

It’s that time of year again! The ads on television announce blue light specials for notebooks, pens and backpacks. Kids rouse from their late summer slumber to the terrifying prospect of book reports not yet started and essays not yet conceived. Moms and dads rush around in double time picking up last minute items that will […]

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Work hard, do your schoolwork, chase your dreams

Blog post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt After a full day of travel, Darrell and I arrived safely last night to our accommodations in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. We’re traveling this week with an organization we love called Food for the Hungry and are really excited to witness first hand what they’re doing in the communities […]

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What it means to live with integrity

One of the things I love about Food for the Hungry (FH), is that it’s an organization that strives for integrity. So, it was especially meaningful for me start attending my very first Beth Moore Bible study in which we discussed integrity at great length. I’ve been at it for two months now – and […]

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Keeping My Family Secure

  Information security is on everybody’s minds these days. It has been for a while, but the Edward Snowden saga has brought it center-stage. No matter which position you take on it, the Snowden story evokes strong concerns. We want protection from terrorists; the 9/11 and Boston Marathon tragedies made us feel just how awful it is […]

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Food for the Hungry Child Sponosrship made Nasrin's dreams come true.

Five ways education fights poverty

My son is beyond school age now, but I still have a foolproof way of keeping up with the school calendar. When school is in session, a flashing light in front of the school near my house reminds me to slow down to 15 miles an hour. During vacations and holidays, I’m free to drive […]

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