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Defining Poverty

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods or means of support. But what about spiritual, mental or emotional poverty? The world is suffering poverty—and it doesn’t matter our social or economic status. If we find in ourselves being bored most of the time or lacking interest […]

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Tips for Planning Mission Trips

Many church leaders know the importance that mission trips play in teaching their congregation about poverty.  So that your missions trip can go smoothly and have great impact, here are a few important tips that many pastors forget to consider when planning mission trips.   When picking the place and organization for your mission trip, […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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Education and Happy Endings

I love happy endings. It’s why I judge a book by its last two pages. And it’s the reason I’m emotionally attached to the stories I came to know through Food for the Hungry (FH). As a young girl growing up with very little resources in the Philippines, all I wanted was to be in […]

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My Favorite Superheroes

My favorite superheroes are people that are kind to every single human being, especially to children. They give their hands, their time and the best of them to those who need it the most. They have a lot of fans, but they are not famous. They are so strong that they can walk for hours […]

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Update: Nicaragua Dengue Fever Spreading

Early this week, I visited Nueva Segovia where the Nicaragua dengue fever epidemic is spreading. As the FH/Nicaragua Country Director, I’m helping to coordinate FH’s work with the Ministry of Health’s (MINSA) efforts to contain the spread of this disease. I was overwhelmed to witness so many patients including pregnant women, adolescents, children and infants […]

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Nicaragua: Deadly Dengue Fever Epidemic

What is dengue fever? There are many strains of dengue fever. All of them transmitted to people through mosquito bites.  The more mild varieties cause high fevers and other flu-like symptoms. If infected with this type, the survival rate is high. Then there is another class of dengue fever. The kind with 106 degree fevers […]

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Back to School in Uganda

What does “back to school” look like in Burundi?

It’s that time of year again! The ads on television announce blue light specials for notebooks, pens and backpacks. Kids rouse from their late summer slumber to the terrifying prospect of book reports not yet started and essays not yet conceived. Moms and dads rush around in double time picking up last minute items that will […]

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Coffee, chocolate, tea – and help the poor

Are you a coffee drinker? Or a chocolate lover? Maybe you like your tea at 3 p.m.? Think about enjoying your favorite treat and helping the poor at the same time. That is what fair trade is all about. And that’s the mission of Trade as One. It’s a company promoting fair trade products to […]

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Dave Evans with community leaders

Stay the course

While I was swimming, biking and running during a half ironman triathlon last October, I constantly faced at least one of two main obstacles: time and fatigue. Both of these challenges nearly took me down during the swim portion of the event. My time was so poor that I battled against the clock during the […]

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