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Wisdom from the Iron Lady of the Syrian Church

As an admirer of the Iron Lady of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, I was thrilled to be introduced to the “Iron Lady” of the suffering church in Syria. Her name is Rosangela Jarjour and she is the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches. Despite being called the “Iron Lady” by Syrian church […]

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The Social Gospel?

From the 1920s and 30s, the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy had a powerful and ongoing effect upon the American church. Many of the “fundamentalists” were highly educated, articulate and understood that they were called not to be simply against the culture of their time, but were called to participate in and shape the culture of their day. […]

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Help a Child, Change the World

Sarah is no stranger to the child sponsorship program at Food for the Hungry (FH). An enthusiastic sponsor, she also works at FH in the child sponsorship department. Growing up, Sarah’s family emphasized the importance of a vibrant relationship with Jesus and an education. Food for the Hungry has the same priorities. “They (FH) teach […]

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Don’t Ignore the Sadness, Blessed are the Peacemakers

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Let’s be honest, it has been a rough summer with lots of sadness. The airwaves, newspapers and social media feeds have been filled with tragic and depressing stories. So much so that it seems easiest to […]

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Birthdays Remind Us of God’s Goodness

Birthdays are a good reminder of what God has given us. It is much more than an occasion to receive gifts. Birthdays are a chance to remember the day that a major event occurred, to celebrate and give thanks and to reflect upon how God make things possible in our lives. In fact, reminders are […]

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Bringing Hope to the Sick

Sok Ren, age 63, is a single woman living in a small home in Cambodia with her son. She has cirrhosis, which is a scarring of the liver. Most days, she doesn’t have an appetite, feels weak and notices her skin turning jaundice. Her disease is fatal, and with no husband, she fears what will […]

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Orphan Gets New Start

Eric is a 7-year-old boy living in Meru, Kenya. He is one of thousands of orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. His grandmother, Janet, stepped up to take care of Eric to prevent him from ending up in an overcrowded orphanage. But Janet, 66, lived in extreme poverty in a tiny home made of sticks […]

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Love’s Law

In late 2006, I came back from two years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) totally convinced that the rule of law is one of the greatest gifts any nation can have. Congo is a “failed state” and, not being ruled by law, it is ruled by chaos. Millions have died since the […]

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Students’ Fun Run Builds Empathy

How do you help young students understand that there are children their age in poor countries who need desperate help? How do you teach young children to be compassionate and generous? One Montessori school in Houston, Texas, had a cool idea. Armand Bayou is a small private school that believes in giving back to the […]

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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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