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Heels of Inspiration

When you go on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry (FH) to any of the countries it serves, you’ll be advised to wear comfortable shoes to participate in projects of inspiration. Once in the field, you’ll be doing a lot of walking – perhaps on rocky roads, flooded streets, even slippery slopes. You’ll […]

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Sponsored Child Sends Home the Gold

Is an Olympic athlete like a sponsored child? As the Winter Olympics are half way completed in Sochi, Russia – with athletes from all over the world vying for gold, silver, and bronze medals. These athletes represent not just themselves in the international arena – but also their home country, friends and family. I feel […]

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Can Poverty Really Change?

  Can Poverty like this Really be Changed? Ever feel like we’ll never put a dent in the deep poverty that exists in our world today? In a place where government is dysfunctional, society is at war, formal jobs are scarce, natural disasters are pretty regular, disease is rampant, basic roads and schools barely exist, and so on […]

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Seeing Romans 8 on Mission Trips

Circumstances and experiences – like mission trips – mold us. Other influences are our behavior, education, and genetics – all creating our personality—but the circumstances of our lives really send lessons home in our hearts and minds. I recently learned again how the work at FH ministers to others. I was sitting in church last […]

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Former Sponsored Child on a Mission

Whenever I go on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry (FH), most of the people I meet are surprised to learn that I live in America. When I say I’m a U.S. citizen, they chuckle or give me a confused look. I can understand why. I grew up in a small city in […]

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Sending Gifts to Your Sponsored Child

Writing letters to your sponsored child can give them the extra encouragement they need to persevere. After a few letters, many times sponsors find themselves wanting to send more to their sponsored child than just a letter or a card, especially on special occasions like birthdays, Easter and Christmas. When I started at Food for […]

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10 Ways to Show Your Love

In this lovely February, let’s do something different, something meaningful. Let’s express our love to the world—making this month not about how much love we get—but how much love we give. And let’s not just give love to only our loved ones, but to the world. So here are 10 ways to show our love. […]

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Ethiopia’s Generation of Orphans

Around 1 million Ethiopian children share the experience of losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. If it’s hard for you to get your head around that number, try one in eight Ethiopian children are making their way in the world without parents – a generation growing up as orphans. I recently read a New […]

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A Life-Giving Child

It was shortly after Sunday service in Iberica, Philippines, when a woman approached me to tell me that she was Bob’s grandmother.  At the time, I wasn’t sure who Bob was, but she was excited to tell me about him. Bob was a Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsored child, who had learned about Jesus […]

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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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