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Volunteer teaches handwashing for good health in Burundi

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Explain Their Views on Hunger

As America’s debate about our spiraling deficit and global recession boils on the front burner, a group of pastors and leaders of faith-based organizations have circled up to protect “the least of these.” These Christians are referring to Matthew 25:45, in which Jesus declares that not helping the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable people is […]

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Church members meet their sponsored child in Nicaragua

What about the other 51 weeks of the year?

Day in and day out In continuing my series on a recent trip to Nicaragua, I’ve been thinking a lot about the people I met on the trip. You might immediately think I’m talking about the children and adults we work with in Nicaragua. I am very excited to talk about them soon, but not […]

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Children eating

Personal Blessings Come By Blessing Others

It had been a hard trip – my first out of North America. I wasn’t feeling well, and I found the sights and smells to be overwhelming – almost sickening. I couldn’t find anything to eat that didn’t upset my stomach, and I felt unusually irritable about pretty much everything. But I was on a […]

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sacrificing comfort for Christ

Meet My New Role Model

Olivia is the type of person who lights up a room. I met her in Sorojchi, a rural area of Bolivia. After an early morning journey from the nearest city on bumpy dirt roads, I sat down with the local FH staff for breakfast. Each of us introduced ourselves as we passed around bread, yogurt, […]

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Run like a hamster or climb like a monkey?

My family recently moved across the country. There’s nothing like a move to make one feel like a hamster in his wheel! It got me thinking about how easily I can get duped into thinking that my role as a “good and faithful steward” is to run faster and harder. Run like a hamster. There […]

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FH U.S. President Dave Evans harvesting from his garden

The Fragrance of a Biblical Worldview

When asked what prompted him to study the lowly peanut, the famous African American inventor and educator, George Washington Carver, said, “Why, I just took a handful of peanuts and looked at them. ‘Great Creator,’ I said, ‘Why did you make the peanut? Why?’ With such knowledge as I had of chemistry and physics I […]

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Thankfulness

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed something about myself. I am quick to grumble and slow to be thankful. Ironically, I have noticed this through my 3-year-old son who recently started saying “grrrr” when he gets frustrated. Because he isn’t around too many other people, I realized that he must have gotten this […]

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Young girl holding paper airplane in Ameya, Nicaragua.

On my desk…Helpless…but praying

Reflecting on my first trip to the field You may have noticed that my title did not say ‘On my desk this week.’ As I’m writing posts about what I’m working on each week, I realized there are so many things I’ve worked on in the past that did not get the opportunity to be […]

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Poiema … God’s Workmanship

The early church taught about two types of lives: the Perfect life and the Permitted life. The spiritual and the secular. The Perfect life allows for reflection in place of work (monks, priests, nuns, anyone who does nothing but sit around and think holy thoughts, etc). The Permitted life requires labor. These people (the laborers) […]

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how to stay grounded in a world of marketing influence

Without God as our foundation we can be easily manipulated by our environment and our culture. I find myself carrying around my android phone with iphone envy… a true victim of marketing manipulation. Don’t judge me – I know you’ve done it. Ever caught yourself purchasing something or doing something only to realize you never […]

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