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How irrigation changed a family’s future

Agustin Michel is a 52-year-old Bolivian farmer with eight children. Like most people in his community, he never used to allow himself to dream about the future. He and his children faced the same prospects his father and grandfather had faced. Hunger. Malnutrition. And no hope of escaping from poverty. Hope glimmered more than a […]

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United Nations Report on Millennium Development Goals

I just got back from New York City where I participated in meetings connected with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The UN corridor in mid-town Manhattan was under heightened security as 130 Heads of States (including President Obama) participated in the Assembly. A big focus of this gathering was a review of the progress made […]

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The “Junk in my Trunk”

This weekend my wife and I moved from an apartment where we’ve spent the past two and half years into our first home. I’m still in pain! After hours and hours of packing up boxes, loading them into the moving truck and taking them off the moving truck, we are now at the overwhelming stage […]

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Freedom

It happened again today — FREEDOM! Believe it or not, an Excel spreadsheet made my day.  Each Saturday morning I enter the figures from the receipts I’ve gathered in my wallet all week, into a sheet that keeps my household budget. My spread sheet divides my spending into about twelve categories and each receipt finds […]

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O Everlasting Mercy, Banish Darkness and Bring New Life Upon the Earth

In recent years I have been really taken with the writing of Elizabeth Goudge. She lived from 1900 to 1984 and wrote both fiction (I highly recommend her stories!) and non-fiction and edited several anthologies. Most of her books are out of print now. It’s a shame! For my last birthday, my friend and colleague […]

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Quite possibly the most beautiful girl in the world

This is guest blogger, Amanda Sleister of H20 Church from Orlando, Fla. She recently returned from a trip to Parkishon, Kenya, where she met her sponsored child, who she describes as “quite possibly the most beautiful girl in the world.” Here is Amanda’s blog: Oh Cecilia…. She captured my heart in 2007 when she was […]

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Fish Farm

From Fishing to Farming Fish

Food for the Hungry (FH) was honored to host members of the 112th Congress, White House, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and State Department for dinner last week. Our goal was to thank our long-standing partners and to initiate a fresh dialog about assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. . I shared three […]

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God directs my home wooden plaque

God directs my home

As I grumbled today about the fact that my home was broken into recently,  and how I’ve struggled to feel safe again after the break-in, a little sign in my kitchen challenged my mindset. I traveled to Haiti in November 2010, ten months after the horrific earthquake physically and emotionally devastated millions.  We visited several […]

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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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Four Ways You Can Help Protect the Poor This Election Season

See How President Obama and Governor Romney Express Their Views on Hunger. I’m encouraged that my colleagues at Bread for the World and the Circle of Protection group have inserted the topic of poverty into the presidential election. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., today, Bread for the World President, David Beckman, introduced several […]

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