Archive | World Poverty

RSS feed for this section
Madam Cristen stands on the steep trail pointing to where she carries water for her subsistence-level garden.

Catching rain to transform children’s lives

I recently was honored to meet Madam Christian Jean Cimilien, a 67-year-old widow and mother of 11 grown children. She’s a member of the community water management committee in Lefevre, Haiti. The community is working with Food for the Hungry (FH) to create a source of clean water by catching rain water. And with the goal of […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

My daughter’s birthday list

March 8 is a special day in our house for two reasons. First, it’s my oldest daughter’s birthday. Andrea was born on March 8. She’s turning ten years old. She wrote her birthday list last night. Andrea’s Birthday List Jean jacket The latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book Smelly markers Case to hold my […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }

Business or economy class?

Business or economy class? This is a very relevant question in relief and development work around the world. I recently hosted a friend who flew business class to the United Kingdom per his organization’s policy on international flights. The price difference from business to economy for his five-hour return flight was about $8,000, so naturally […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Peace and voting: Pray for Kenya

Please pray for peaceful elections in Kenya. Elections are only a means to both a moral and political end. We must pray that Kenya’s elections are conducted in peace. And that the culminating decisions of the nation, comprised of the millions of individual votes, cast by its own citizens, is a vote for the reign of peace.

Read full story Comments { 4 }
Liliwen and friends

How sponsorship saved a family in the wake of disaster

If you were a female living in Bangladesh, you would face a multitude of troubles such as vulnerability and discrimination. If you happened to also be of a low caste, an ethnic minority and a poor family, your challenges would severely increase. And when a cyclone wreaked havoc on your community, destroying the few resources you had — you would be devastated. Find out how Food for the Hungry brought hope in these circumstances.

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Photo of a woman in the Democratice Republic of the Congo

“The worst place on earth to be a woman”

On March 7, 2012, the PBS NewsHour ran a piece with this title about women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working there since the eastern part of the country’s descent into hell in the mid-1990s.  For women in the DRC, March 8th, International Women’s Day, is […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Providing a blessing of hope and joy

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  (Romans 15:13) The word joy jumps out at me in Romans 15:13. The concept of being filled with joy (and peace) is amazing. How often do we […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Because they arrived first

Moving day. We’ve all been there before.  Boxes, packing tape, storage units and sore muscles.  I’ve been asked to help others move more times than I care to remember.  However, if I’m available, I graciously volunteer to help.  I know that someday I too will need to move and would appreciate the “muscle support” of […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
FH programs help protect women and girls

Protecting precious girls

My girls I have the incredible honor to be “dad” to two tween girls. By nature I want to protect them. As a steward before God, I take my responsibility to protect them even more seriously. I protect because they’re precious both to me and to God who gave them to me. My girls are growing up […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Which Downton Abbey character are you?

NOTE: The following post includes many references to the PBS Masterpiece Theater drama “Downton Abbey.”  I believe it is inevitable. Despite the plot twists and character turns of the period piece melodrama, I believe I can predict one thing about Downton Abbey: The character I dislike the most, will NOT die. Before you write me […]

Read full story Comments { 6 }