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The full-circle work of FH

Blog post by FH blogger Darrell Vesterfelt Hey guys. In case you didn’t already know, Ally and I are in Guatemala this week traveling with a group of bloggers and Food for the Hungry. It’s an opportunity for each of us to  meet the child we sponsor through FH, and also see the transformative work […]

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#FHBloggers Guatemala Day 1 – A courageous people

Blog post by FH blogger Michelle Sarabia The team has arrived in Guatemala. What a beautiful country.  The terrain is absolutely breathtaking and the people here are beautiful. Today is our first day of being on the ground in a community that Food for the Hungry supports.  I’m eager, to say the least, to see […]

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Journey to Guatemala: A day in Seoguis

Blog post by FH blogger Sarah Matheny We’ve been in Guatemala for two days now. I’ve said this word before, but I’m not sure it’s ever held any meaning until now: Wow. If yesterday was an overwhelming experience in terms of difficult travel (24 hours total, spent in transit), today was an overwhelming one in […]

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Irregular tortillas, Dora the Explorer + mountaintop treasures

Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers Today was among the longest, most fascinating, exhausting and surprising days of my life. I knew to expect this, but wow, living it is something I will never forget. We spent the day in a village called Seoguis (say-OH-geese) and saw a lot of neat, first-hand progress being […]

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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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Work hard, do your schoolwork, chase your dreams

Blog post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt After a full day of travel, Darrell and I arrived safely last night to our accommodations in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. We’re traveling this week with an organization we love called Food for the Hungry and are really excited to witness first hand what they’re doing in the communities […]

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Transformation through listening

You walk to your neighbor’s house and ask for a cup of milk to complete your dinner recipe.  Instead of receiving a cold glass of 2 percent, they hand you a gift card to Best Buy and close the door. While the gift card is certainly a nice gesture, it doesn’t help you complete the […]

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What it means to live with integrity

One of the things I love about Food for the Hungry (FH), is that it’s an organization that strives for integrity. So, it was especially meaningful for me start attending my very first Beth Moore Bible study in which we discussed integrity at great length. I’ve been at it for two months now – and […]

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Meeting my sponsored child in Guatemala

Today was a special day. When I woke up, I knew I was going to meet our (my wife and I) sponsored child, Denis! Even in that thought, it was about me. I’m going to meet our sponsored child. Once the day started in Seoguis, Guatemala, I began to realize this day was going to […]

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Why I am passionate about sponsoring children

What do teenagers (ages 13 to 18) living in the United States have in common with teenagers in the developing world?  Hunger. While a Bangladeshi teenager, age 13, feels the hunger of being loved by her older husband, an American teen wonders if she is thin enough to be considered pretty. As our daughters contemplate […]

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