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8 Days of Giving: Day 5 – Goat

Thank you for joining us for 8 Days of Giving. My family is giving 8 gifts from the FH gift catalog this Christmas season, will you join us? Read Day 4 here. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a […]

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8 Days of Giving: Day 4 – Water Filter

In this story, Jesus stopped at Jacob’s Well in the town of Samaria called Sychar and asked a Samaritan woman for a drink. This woman was an outcast in her own community and someone a Jew wouldn’t normally talk to. Something special happened on this meeting though, she became the first person in the Gospel of John to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

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8 Days of Giving: Day 3 – Vegetable Seeds

Elimelech and Naomi were Israelites who went to live in Moab during a famine. Moab was a land inhabited by people who worshipped many gods, not the one true God. While there, their two sons married Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. When Naomi’s husband and two sons died, she pleaded with her daughters-in-law to go their own way and Orpah did. Ruth, however, wouldn’t leave her mother-in-law. She vowed to remain with her and to worship the one true God. She returned to Judah with Naomi.

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8 Days of Giving: Day 2 – Deworm 1,000 Children

Thank you for joining us for 8 Days of Giving. My family is giving 8 gifts from the FH gift catalog this season, will you join us? Read Day 1 here. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in […]

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8 Days of Giving: Plastic Shoes

Every Christmas, my family shops the FH gift catalog to select gifts for those in need. We have six kids who love a chance to give and offer unique perspectives on the products in the gift catalog. This is an opportunity for them to see how our gifts can make an impact in others’ lives. […]

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Let’s make it rain goats

As a parent, I learn a lot from my kids. We recently finished 8 Days of Giving and as I watched how my kids view poverty, I learned a lot about how God wants us to address hunger. My kids taught me that what I perceive is a lot of money is life changing for other […]

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Day 8: 5 Bibles (8 Days of Giving)

It’s day eight of our 8 Days of Giving and we’ve learned a lot about giving and serving the most vulnerable. We’ve learned how gardens in FH communities are similar to our own, what rabbits are really used for, how deworming can change a child’s life (500 of them in a single gift!), and the […]

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Day 7: 2 Tippy Taps (8 Days of Giving)

Like many families this Christmas season, our family has had it’s share of sickness. This past week, the flu has made its way through four kids and me. Jennica is due Christmas, so we’ve been trying our best to keep her from getting sick. It’s easy for us to buy antibacterial soaps and sprays, wash […]

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Day 6: Vegetable Seeds (8 Days of Giving)

I have a garden that provides organic food for my family. My kids help with it, so they understand the benefits and work that goes into growing food. When we saw the vegetable seeds in the FH gift catalog, our family choose the seeds with a resounding, “Yes!” The vegetable seeds didn’t take much explanation, until Emily […]

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Day 5: 2 Rabbits (8 Days of Giving)

Today, I’m writing a very different post than I expected to write. When we stopped on the page with the rabbits, I expected the conversation to go a a little different. When we landed on the page in the FH gift catalog, Julia (5 years old) exclaimed, “Oooooh! Let’s get rabbits!” I began thinking about […]

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