“Visiting” makes me a better giver

Kitties Galore Three days after moving into our home last May, we discovered a couple of tiny, abandoned kittens in our yard. Of course, my 9 and 11 year-old daughters believed this was providential. My wife and I had other words for it. We had said no to pets the past five years while living […]

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A legacy of organic farming

Mr. Won Kyung-sun was a remarkable man. He was born in 1914 to a poor farmer in what is now North Korea. When he recently died at the age of 100, he left a legacy of organic living that has inspired millions of people. In fact, the Korea Herald referred to him as the godfather […]

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Life after the “fiscal cliff”

We were warned about it for months. The American people fretted. Financial markets dropped. Some warned of the possibility of total chaos. What the U.S. government lovingly called “sequestration,” the media soon dubbed as the “fiscal cliff,” or simply “the cliff.” The entire nation was told to get ready for a plunge over that cliff […]

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Finding our fathers again

Here is part two of  series of three from my guest blogger, Jason Wellnitz, author of the book, “River Way Home.” His book was inspired by a trip to a Food for the Hungry community in Mozambique. In today’s blog, he talks about how his book was inspired from a profound question and also gives an […]

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how gardens build community

Join me on a little venture down memory lane from a trip I took with Food for the Hungry (FH) to Indonesia in 2011. Riding on a tiny 12-seater plane, I had to put on sunglasses as we passed through clouds that swallowed up the plane and made everything bright. As we left the cloud behind, […]

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Finding God in the Missouri River

I am consistently surprised by the things that come across my desk. As a writer in the marketing and communications department, I see a lot of different assignments come through, from stories from the field to interviews with Christian musicians about why they support Food for the Hungry. However, some of my favorite assignments have […]

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The first need of every child

When my co-workers found Mayra, she was 10 years old. She was living with her parents and her five younger siblings. If you were to visit Mayra’s home in the neighborhood of Horno Ckasa, Bolivia, you’d first notice the door. We don’t think much about doors where I live in suburban America. We take for […]

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Novelist inspired by Sunday school

Meet Jason Wellnitz…my guest blogger. He’s written a novel inspired by a trip to Mozambique with Food for the Hungry. Read about his experience and what he did in response to what he saw.   June 2011, Gorangosa, Mozambique. Our driver turned the white minibus off the main paved road and down onto a red, rutted […]

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Getting up your resolve?…it’s a new year already

For many of us the beginning of a new year brings questions of how we want to live. We reflect on the past year – our successes and failures – and maybe we feel like we can learn from the past, “get over” hang ups and start anew. We know the challenges of our world […]

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Host a Justice Sunday

As I work in Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry, one of my great joys is to watch churches partner through child sponsorship. I love this way of engaging a church because it allows every individual and family in the church to get personally involved. A Unique Relationship Have you ever stopped to consider […]

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