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Kenya Defecation Free Zone: Building Latrines to Save Lives

When you live in a society in which personal hygiene and public sanitation are inherent, it may be difficult to imagine the absence of Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas. In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, ODFs are revolutionary. In Kenya, FH is helping traditionally semi-nomadic tribes to learn to settle down and […]

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Waiting for the Lost Girls of Chibok

Where are they? Nearly seven months have passed since more than 200 Nigerian school girls were abducted. No one, other than their abductors, knows for sure where they are or when they will return. There is no mystery about their capture. Anyone who follows the news knows that they were abducted in the middle of […]

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Life is Sacred

Hunger is now regarded as the world’s number one health risk. When you go to bed tonight, will you have to worry about finding enough food to eat tomorrow? For the majority of us, this basic human need is not a cause for concern. Therefore, it is easy to forget that nearly a billion people […]

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Soup Instead of Seeds

The year of 2014 started out relatively normal for the agricultural community of Caulatu, Nicaragua. Farmers like 34-year-old Marcos Pinell planted their crops in May, anticipating a bountiful harvest in August. Drought kept that bounty from materializing, and food became dangerously scarce. Pinell, the father of two little girls, faced a gut-wrenching dilemma — how was he going to […]

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My One Year Old and Ebola: It’s all about Preparation and Prevention

My daughter turned one year old the other day! It’s been an incredible experience to be a daddy and I am so thankful for the gift that she is to my wife and me. But as many parents know, you learn a lot about yourself and the important things in life as you try to […]

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A Vision that Goes Beyond the Horizon

“A sound anti-poverty strategy must include: self-sufficiency through work, implementing policies to encourage job creation, improving access to quality education, and taking steps to restore a culture of marriage. Combining these efforts will help create a society where more individuals have the opportunity to succeed and flourish.”[1] Possibly one of the greatest problems facing faith-based […]

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The Humanitarian Side of Government and Elections

It is hard to believe that the first Tuesday in November, Election Day in the U.S., is just around the corner. And, as always, there are a number of questions that Americans need to ask about those officials and individuals who are seeking votes. One of the most important, and perhaps least thought of, is, “Is this […]

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A Farmer’s Sacrificial Gift

Remember the beautiful story of the widow’s offering, told in Mark 12 and Luke 21? Jesus watched as the the rich people at the temple tossed large sums of money into the offering basket. But he was most impressed with the woman who had very little, and gave two small coins. Knowing this was all […]

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The Seen and Unseen World

Paul wrote in Ephesians 6: Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (ESV) This is a profound […]

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Mommy, When Can We Go Home?

There is a longing inside each one of us to go home. Whether it is a child away at camp or visiting grandma, or an adult on vacation or away on business, or a young soldier off to serve at a distant post, our hearts long to return to home. While we all feel that […]

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