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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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Devotional Day 7: Simple Steps to Slaying Giants (#fhbloggers)

When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” – 1 Samuel 31-32 (ESV) When David went to visit his brothers as the armies of the […]

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Devotional Day 6: Nurture Your Relationships (#fhbloggers)

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited His people and given them food. – Ruth 1:6 (ESV) When Elimelech left Bethlehem with his family, he had no idea he was laying the foundation for one of the greatest love […]

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Devotional Day 5: Serving Others (#fhblogger)

But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. – Mark 10:43b-44 (ESV) Though not a Christian, Mahatma Ghandi’s well-known quote is sobering: “I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” Most of us have undoubtedly quipped, […]

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