Reflections on a Journey of Hope and Transformation

Thanks to guest blogger and Food for the Hungry Board of Directors member Peter Mogan for providing the following touching story of the powerful hope and transformation in Lima, Peru, resulting from a partnership with University Chapel, a church in Vancouver, Canada. On September 27, 2014, I witnessed and participated in the graduation ceremony of […]

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Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions

On the day I met Steve Corbett, he warned me about mold. It was September 2001, shortly after I had been accepted into the Hunger Corps program of Food for the Hungry (FH). Steve had just left his position at FH to join the faculty at Covenant College, and he had agreed to mentor a […]

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Building a Foundation For Life

The Word of God In the Bible, the term ‘foundation’ refers to the foundation of a building during construction and the foundation of reading, believing and practicing God’s Word. God wanted us to know that His word is the key for our development, starting when we are children. Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ […]

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A Thousand Pictures Tell A Single Word

I love photography! Out of any qualifying hobbies out there, being a shutterbug is definitely at the top of my list. It’s so intriguing to me that there’s a device that can literally capture a “slice” of time, even down to 1/1000 of a second. Any picture that’s ever been taken, since the invention of […]

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It is Better to Have Had a Roof and Sprung a Leak Than to Never Have Had a Roof At All

Obvious? Yes. Melodramatic? Maybe. True? Absolutely. How often do you give thanks for the roof above your head? Do you take for granted that it won’t leak when it rains? Living in Phoenix, Arizona, one might think that rain damage is one of the last things a homeowner needs to worry about. However, my experience […]

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Witch doctors and the Gospel

When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long, and suddenly start believing in something different? Believing the Lies Fidelina is from a Dominican Republic community where witchcraft is very common. She was […]

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Grace

Let me tell a story of grace. My father grew up on a 600-acre family estate in Virginia. The land was granted by the English Earl of Dunmore in the mid-1700s. “Back Creek” is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the most beautiful country in the world. My first ancestor there built a […]

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Humanitarian Crises…Looking Beyond the Grim Statistics

  As an aid worker, I am often tempted to throw in the towel when I am faced with humanitarian situations that seem irreparable. When I visit communities and interact with hopelessness, suffering, pain, lost dreams as a result of war, disease, and mostly bad governance, I often find myself sighing, “It’s too broken. It […]

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Sponsored Child ‘Photo Album’

Each year, FH field staff photograph sponsored children to keep track of their growth and progress. These photos are then synced to our database. As someone working in the Child Sponsorship department, I am one of the lucky team members that views these photos before they go out to sponsors. Our team ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ […]

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How Churches Are Going Deeper at Christmas

Looking for a way to help your congregation engage with the poor this Christmas? Churches and organizations across the U.S. have discovered Hope Tree, a ministry of Food for the Hungry. Antioch Church in Bend, Ore. hosted a Hope Tree for Ethiopia. Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. hosted theirs on behalf of […]

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