Watch and Wait

Watch and wait DISASTER | One week after Japan’s massive earthquake, many victims are still looking for help | Jamie Dean Waiting for water in Ishinomaki (AP/Kyodo News) Japan missionary Russell Board compares post-earthquake Japan to post-9/11 America: “A stunning and unprecedented disaster, followed by a continuing state of threat and uncertainty.” The stunning disaster continued to […]

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Following Japan’s catastrophes, it’s not just developing countries who lack drinkable water

Japan showed us recently that in just a few short moments, anyone can go from living a life of plenty to owning only the clothes on their bodies…suddenly dependent on others for water, food and shelter. More than 18,000 are expected to have perished in the disastrous series involving earthquakes, a tsunami and a nuclear-plant explosion. […]

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Letter From Japan

The letter below was written by a Japanese pastor and given to the Director of Japanese International Food for the Hungry.   Report provided by Rev. Akira Sato of Fukushima First Baptist Church (written/translated by Dr. Eisuke Kanda) Thank you for your prayers. At midnight of March 15, my wife and I headed for the […]

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Remembering the poor in a forgotten place

In this post: Access to medical care as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In Galatians 2:10, Paul mentions how important it is for believers to “remember the poor.” Few places in the world display this notion more obviously than the Tumaini Medical Center in Marsabit, Kenya. This part of Kenya is also referred to as the Northern […]

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Triple Threat in Japan: Listen to Pete Howard, FH Emergency Response Unit, Explain the Triple Threat

“The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the past 65 years since World War II.”  –Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Peter Howard, Food for the Hungry Emergency Response Unit, shares with Mission Network News about the “triple threat” in Japan. Listen Here: http://mnnonline.org/player/?media=interview&id=2675&length=&date= Three consecutive threats: An 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the […]

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FH doesn’t just give “stuff” — see what else they give

We go back to Sudan this week, where a primary focus of FH’s work is education — particularly, education of girls. Take a three-minute trip to rural South Sudan with this video. See how FH doesn’t just build structures in desolate places; they empower the people living there to take hold of their own futures … to […]

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Before/After Photos from Japan

Visit the New York Times Blog to view satellite photos of Japan before and after the quake and tsunami. Satellite photos available at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html?src=ISMR_AP_LI_LST_FB Update from Mission Network News: Japan (MNN) ― Experts are already predicting that the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will rank among the costliest natural disasters on record. Three days later, officials struggled to deal […]

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Where did those 10 million women go?

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This past week, Poverty 180 focused on women in relation to gender-based injustice, clean water, education, and HIV/AIDS. Female foeticide in India There is a saying among the Telegu ethnic group of India: Rearing a […]

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Persecution Exisits.

Pakistan (MNN) ― An advocate for Christians in Pakistan will be laid to rest today, and the government is observing three days of mourning. Even as Pakistan’s clerics and other senior leaders condemned Wednesday’s assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Christians took to the streets in Lahore, expressing their ire. Bhatti was the federal minister of minority […]

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FH/DR Staff on the News in Madison Wisconsin!

MADISON (WKOW) — Stepping onto new ground. A group of Dominicans are here in Madison, for the first time, due to the generosity of Wisconsinites. High Point Church has been sponsoring a community in the D. R. for several years, and now the people they’ve sponsored are here. After 11 years several people from the […]

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