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#FHbloggers share stories after their second day in Guatemala!

The FH bloggers have now been in Guatemala for a couple of days and have so much to share with us already! After a long travel day they experienced the new sights and sounds of the beautiful country of Guatemala and woke up the next day to spend time in FH communities. Here are some […]

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Remember the thrill of school supplies?

When I think back on grade school, my mind is flooded with fond memories of  new beginnings. A new school year with a new teacher brought about the idea of being surrounded my new classmates, new friends, and most notably, a slew of new school supplies. Sure meet-the-teacher was an exciting experience, but I most […]

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Picture your church in the Philippines

The Philippines is a country with a special place in my heart. At the age of 15, I visited the Philippines with my high school youth group. It was my first mission trip. God used it to open my eyes to His work around the world. I discovered Manila, a city crowded with pollution and […]

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Guatemalan girl Food for the Hungry

August FH Blogger trip and Guatemala’s beautiful fabric

On August 4, five American bloggers will arrive in Guatemala to see, hear and report first-hand about Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partnerships in the Alta Verapaz region. Learn the “who, what, when, where” of it all here. As I envision their entry into these communities, I can’t help but flash back to my own […]

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Juana Cristina receives dental treatment

Dental care gets child out of pain and back in school

I hadn’t been to the dentist in two years. I finally made an appointment, but was really nervous about what issues might be discovered. Of course, I brushed my teeth regularly. But I often forgot to floss. Up until recently, I was a good dental patient who paid a biannual visit to get my teeth […]

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Child sponsorship: Teen pursues higher education

In Bogra City, a bustling metropolis in Bangladesh, most of the population practices Islam. Segmented in the larger population, smaller communities are set apart and house the lowest caste of the Hindu population, called “untouchables.” One such community is called Horijon. In this walled community of narrow, dirty walkways – a boy name Chad is […]

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Devotional Day 13: God Will Be with You (#fhbloggers)

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” - Exodus 3:11 (ESV) If you ever come across a burning bush that isn’t being consumed or hear an unseen voice from above that tells you that you are on holy ground, then you […]

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Sponsoring a child: Little things add up

About 15 years ago, I got my private pilot license. I had no particular purpose for learning to fly but always like learning new things. If it involves going fast and making loud noises, that’s even better. So I followed the story of Asiana Airlines’ recent crash in San Francisco with great interest: How could […]

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Devotional Day 9: Be in the Word (#fhbloggers)

He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. - Esther 2:7a (ESV) It has often been said that if we would strictly adhere to principles in the Word of God, we wouldn’t need a welfare system. Esther adds credence to that sentiment. When her mother and […]

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Sponsor Letter

3 ways to give your sponsored child confidence

There are many ways to change a child’s life for the better. But when you sponsor a child, you participate in and encourage a child to develop in challenging circumstances. Here are three simple, bold and slightly radical ways you can help influence your sponsored child’s confidence and hope: 1. Where regular mail matters Okay, […]

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