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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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Helping Children Dream Big

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. My childhood was filled with the wonder of the “race to the moon” years.  I have vivid memories of watching the grainy telecasts from the space capsules and the lunar surface. When I was about 11, I won an award in […]

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The “Very Real and Desperate Need” for Child Sponsorship

When Cheryl Jewett of Orchard Hill Church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, found out her sponsored child had died, she grieved. She also learned something about the “very real and desperate need” of child sponsorship. Here is her letter to her pastor about her Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsorship experience, which she gave us permission […]

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Tips For Writing to Your Sponsored Child

I love getting mail – and so does a sponsored child. When I get cards or letters, I can’t wait to get home and open them—but most of the time, I open them right away. Letters are so personal to me. It means someone has taken a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! As we start 2014, here are some highlights from 2013 to celebrate Food for the Hungry’s (FH) work around the world. Orphans In child-headed households, where both parents have passed away because of the disease, the older child becomes the caretaker. We help children, like Lydia, by connecting her with community members, […]

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Hope Tree: Antioch Church in Oregon

Bend, Ore., is a winter wonderland this time of year. When I visited in December, there was a fresh blanket of snow. Temperatures were dipping below zero degrees Fahrenheit. But I wasn’t visiting to ski or snowboard; I was there to visit Antioch Church as they hosted a Hope Tree. All across the country this […]

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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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12 Days of Christmas: Gentleness

Gentleness. There is not a more poignant illustration of the discipline of being gentle than holding a newborn baby. Do you remember what it feels like? First, you look adoringly at the beautiful child as she lays. Then you contemplate the best way to slide your hands underneath her, and you ever so gently lift […]

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