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God in the Field

Love manifests in such mysterious ways. Many times, the way God works is difficult to comprehend, hard to grasp. This is exemplified in the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11: 3-4: So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” But when Jesus […]

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Tasty, Money-Making Crickets

In many Asian cultures, especially Thailand and Cambodia, crickets are a tasty snack to be munched on with a cold drink. Cooked with a little soy sauce, these little crunchy, bite-sized bugs provide protein, calcium, fats and other rich minerals. And they are easy to raise—especially in small spaces—making them the ideal income-generating project for […]

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Woman working in field

Beyond the T-shirt for a Congolese Mom

When Freddy Kitwa, my colleague from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), sent me a story this week – he included one of those small details about a young mom that made the story spring to life. Freddy detailed the story of Mande, a 32-year-old mother of three children (Jean, age 11; Kisimba, age seven; and […]

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God of All Creation

We are living in interesting times. Recently, I watched a National Geographic program called “Live from Space.” The team that hosted the live show took us around the world from space via cameras (mounted on the space ship) and a satellite feed from a space station. It’s extremely fascinating to see things from more than […]

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Burundi: A Boy’s Generosity

It was a particularly cheery day for millions of people in Burundi. The air was festive as pregnant women, new mothers and young children made the long trek from their homes to the clinics. It was the last day of Burundi’s national health campaign, a yearly project initiated by the country’s Ministry of Health and […]

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A Little Savings, Saves Many

Did you ever think that an individual’s effort to save as little as 15 cents per week could revolutionize a community? That’s what’s happening in Bangladesh, through the Kornofuli  savings group that Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsors. According to the World Bank, 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have a bank account. As a […]

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Cooking Recipes for African Porridges

When Westerners think of porridge … they picture a bowl of steaming oats, with dash of brown sugar and milk. A cooking recipe for a cold winter morning. But porridges around the world—while maintaining that comfort food status—are doing more than warming tummies. They are ending malnutrition in children. Here are four porridge recipes from  […]

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You’re Doing Mission Work

When I became a follower of Jesus, I learned God’s truth at the feet of many American missionaries. I am deeply indebted to their sacrifice and generosity. However, as a youth, I was skeptical of mission work. I couldn’t understand why complete strangers would do good things for me and my family – sometimes even […]

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Blessings Multiplied

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.”  Acts 20:35 (ESV) We don’t have to go very far to discover God’s truth about giving […]

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Host a Hunger Banquet

Looking to engage your church or group in a discussion about world poverty? The Hunger Banquet® is what you’re looking for. Last Friday, I joined For His Glory Community Church in Fullerton, Calif., as they hosted their own Hunger Banquet for their youth group. These banquets work well in full church congregations, children’s groups and […]

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