What causes poverty?

Today’s lesson: What causes poverty? Verse of the day: The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends (Proverbs 14:20, ESV). A frequent question from those just learning about the relationship between God and poverty is, “If God exists, and God is good, why does He allow poverty to exist?” Another […]

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A heart for giving

Today’s lesson: How to nurture a heart for giving Materials needed for today’s lesson: Skittles “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Verse of the day: By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. […]

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Seven lessons to teach your kids about serving the poor

The lessons my wife, Jennica, and I have learned over the years by sponsoring children have been tremendous in teaching our six kids (ages 5 months to 10 years old) about serving the poor. For each one of our children, we’ve added a sponsored child from a different country. In connecting with children all over […]

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Gratitude and rice and beans

My wife Jennica and I are writing a week-long series about teaching kids about gratitude and giving. During the week, we’ll have a number of lessons, activities and recipes to share. In 1999, I was blessed with an opportunity to visit Haiti and serve at an orphanage. We have a special affinity for the country and […]

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The impact of one church

Ten years from now, what will be your church’s missional impact across the globe? Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Roberts and Brian Rietvelt of Quest Fellowship in Garner, N.C. They are partnering with Food for the Hungry in Mentawai, Indonesia, to fulfill their church’s goal for impacting people worldwide. “We […]

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My first (almost) Father’s Day

That’s right! Life will never be the same. My wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of October, and already I am plagued with a consistent anxiety about how best to prepare for fatherhood. Inevitably, I have spent the last couple of months thinking about the fathers in my life. While […]

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Guyo plants flowers at the church compound. He is pictured here with FH staff member Mary.

How a child used gardening to serve his community

When God created us, He gave us the freedom and ability to rule over everything else he created — plants, land, animals and organisms. But I have heard people interpret this blessing a variety of ways. Does it mean His creation is at our disposal, to use as we please? Or is it a call to care for living things and steward our natural resources well?

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IT meeting in Asia

Making the world a smaller place

I’m delighted to share the following guest blog from my co-worker, Tony Alonzo. He describes himself as a self-proclaimed computer geek who loves bringing technology and people together. Born and raised in Arizona, he loves the “dry” heat, mild winters and the beautiful Arizona sunsets. With his wife Carmen and his son Xavier, they enjoy […]

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Exuberant daughters

“. . . it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.” – 2 Corinthians 9:5, NIV Dad to daughter – “. . . and when you do that, it’s obvious that, at that moment, you don’t care about your sister. It says, loud and clear –‘I don’t care what you […]

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Care groups help save children

My guest blogger today is Alex Mwaura, communications specialist for Food for the Hungry reporting on FH’s work in Africa. Alex recently visited Burundi and shares his experience during a care group training where mothers’ learned to care for their infants.   The sound of rain on iron roofing sheets drowned out the voice of […]

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