An old-fashioned clock

How should you spend your time?

One of the wisest pieces of advice I’ve ever heard was said recently by a pastor at my church, when he was giving a talk for our community of 20-somethings. He was addressing when you feel like you’re running on “empty” most of the time, and the need to intentionally spend your time on the […]

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Empowering Leaders for Saving Lives

Food for the Hungry (FH) is being recognized for innovation in helping vulnerable people. InterAction and FedEx selected FH as one of their top six candidates to receive the 2013 “The FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness.”  The award’s goal is to bring awareness to programs that are efficient and effective in saving lives […]

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5 Easy Tips for Fighting Poverty

The topic of poverty is discussed a lot these days with refugees in Syria, war in the Congo, and even economic struggles here in the United States. It seems that poverty is affecting everyone these days. But the silver lining is that things are getting better. Anti-poverty campaigns in South East Asia, Latin America and […]

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Giving Milagros Hope

A girl named Milagros was born with a severe cleft lip and palate in La Florida, Peru. The facial deformity made it difficult for her to eat and speak. With her lip showing an opening up to her nose, other children and adults were cruel to her. Because she lived in extreme poverty, surgery was […]

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The Little Handprints of Child Sponsorship

Working in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) child sponsorship department, I see a lot of introductory letters written by children from all over the world. My favorite letters are sent by the kids too young to read or write. Oftentimes, children will dip their sweet little hands in paint or carefully trace them and then […]

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Men walking in field with onions growing

A thank-you message from South Sudan

When Food for the Hungry staff in South Sudan announced Chol Long Luak’s name as recipient of life-saving seeds and farm tools, the first thing the 45-year-old mother of 11 said in Arabic was, “šukran gazīlan, FH!” (“Thank you very much, FH!”) Those heart-felt words resounded throughout Chol’s isolated community, Toch Payam, which FH staff […]

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The necessary work of love

“If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere.  So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”  1 Corinthians 13:3, The Message There are passages of Scripture […]

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Syrian Refugee Boys

You can help Syrians

These are troubling times in the neighborhood. As my friend left for Israel yesterday, she felt tense about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warning America to “expect everything” if the U.S. attacked Syria for its use of chemical weapons. A lot of people are feeling tense. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Monday that […]

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Meet a Father and Grandfather from Syria

Join me on a journey to the Syrian region—where my heart was broken by the horrors of war.  Meet the people living as refugees whose faces and stories tell of the suffering and loss  brought on from losing loved ones, homes and ways of life. Time after time, as I sat with Syrian refugees in […]

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We are culture makers

I remember the first time someone said that to me. “Stop trying to find culture, you are culture, you’re creating it.” I thought that guy had lost his mind. I’d spent the last several years traveling through many countries and taking in different cultures – trying to cram pieces of all of them into my […]

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