faces of South Sudan

South’s Sudan’s independence day is coming up this week.  The people of South Sudan voted and won their independence by a 98% vote on July 9th last year. The youngest country in the world – and many of us know so little about it. Though I know what work FH DOES in S. Sudan, when […]

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7 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

My wife Jennica and I sponsored our first child in a developing country in 2000, shortly after getting married. We went to a live VeggieTales show – yes, total theatre buffs – and there was a table during intermission with an opportunity to sponsor a child for around $30 a month. We didn’t have children […]

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Join the #fhbloggers On a LIVE Twitter Chat July 12th While in Ethiopia & Win Local Goodies

As you may already know, FH is hosting our very first vision trip with some of the most inspiring and influential bloggers around. (Learn more about this trip here: fhbloggers.org) Not only will they be writing in real-time before, during, and after the trip, but now they’ll be involved in a LIVE twitter chat while […]

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Two Stories of National Pride

Americans will celebrate the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, and the world’s newest country, South Sudan, celebrates its one-year anniversary as an independent nation just five days later on July 9. While the celebrations will differ by culture, a common theme will be national pride, well expressed in each national anthem. United States of […]

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Affordable Healthcare?

The American Supreme Court today announced that it upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obamacare). As pundits and politicians began to spin their “what’s this mean to you” conversations along the lines of their opposing idealogy, my mind turned to the availability of healthcare worldwide. According to the World Health Organization […]

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Turning Fears Into Prayers – #fhbloggers #ethiopia post series

ALECE RONZINO: A New Yorker changed by Africa. Alece is the founder of #OneWord365 and a communications coach for non-profits. She blogs candidly about searching for God in the question marks of life & faith. Alece is a close personal friend, one of the #fhbloggers that will be writing on the upcoming trip to Ethiopia, […]

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FH Phoenix staff visit Guatemala

In February 2011, Katie Stall and I traveled to Guatemala for our first field visit. We both wanted to see FH’s work in the field. We had spent the last three years, stuffing envelopes and packets, reading and sorting mail, and talking to countless sponsors on the phone—but always desiring to see it all for […]

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a mysterious illness in northern Uganda

Nodding disease is a mysterious illness that has killed 200 children in rural northern Uganda and has debilitated hundreds more, leaving doctors scrambling to find its cause and cure. Without modern medical answers or treatments, many desperate parents turn to traditional medicine for relief, which unfortunately does not help the situation. Many parents in despair […]

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The link between domestic violence and child development

A recent study in the APHA Journal shows a strong link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and child stunting and underweight.  In Bangladesh, 29% of women had experienced IPV in the past year.  Those who had experience IPV (as compared to those who had not) were 59% more likely to have a stunted child and 33% more […]

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Children on pathway

Literature becomes life

I just finished reading Thomas Hardy’s novel, Tess of the d’Ubervilles, which left me in silent late-night shock when I turned the final pages.  As my friend and fellow Food for the Hungry blogger Eileen said, “It’s not Jane Austen. It doesn’t wrap up happily in the end.”  (No spoilers here, you’ll have to read […]

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