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12 Days of Christmas: Patience

Like millions of people, I love to celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately, it also can be a very stressful time of the year. Patience – loads of it – is what I need, so I don’t lose my joy in this happiest season of all. I find that many of the things that test my patience are […]

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The Joy of Clean Water

I have a photo of a Cambodian girl on my desk. After a routine file-cleaning, I just couldn’t toss this outdated snapshot away. Her smile is sweet as she washes her hands with a pitcher of water. She could be any little girl I know. Playing outside and using her imagination to think of games […]

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Be the “thank you” in a child’s life

Watching leaves fall from a tree is magical. It displays a canvas of bold colors mixing together like splatter paint as each one gently collides with another and floats softly to the ground. The shedding of trees also brings a finish to the harvest; a time of great work, growth, and wealth. This is nature’s […]

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Nicaragua: Deadly Dengue Fever Epidemic

What is dengue fever? There are many strains of dengue fever. All of them transmitted to people through mosquito bites.  The more mild varieties cause high fevers and other flu-like symptoms. If infected with this type, the survival rate is high. Then there is another class of dengue fever. The kind with 106 degree fevers […]

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Children: 100 Percent Nourished

   In Camarines Norte, Philippines, the M. Guinto Elementary School leaders faced a big problem with many students—malnutrition. Out of the 130 students, 38 children (ages 6 to 10) came to class each day weakened by not having enough food to eat. The school got funding from the government for one meal per week for […]

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Beating Malnutrition with Tasty Cooking

  To combat the malnutrition, Food for the Hungry (FH) created care groups for fathers and mothers to learn about nutritious foods and hygiene for disease prevention and improve health. The care groups consisted of one FH staff teaching 10 to 15 people. Once the people in the group learned the information, they formed their […]

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Trickle-down Compassion

My wife and I are days away from the arrival of our first child. It’s a crazy time when you know that you are on the edge of such a life-changing experience. The end of one phase of life, and the beginning of another. It is both exciting and nerve-racking … but ultimately… it’s just […]

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Helping Our Kids Relinquish Their Stuff

Giving can be so hard. Just ask my daughter… The Realization This week my wife and I realized we have kids’ play things  stashed away in closets – toys not used in years by our daughters.  As we took an inventory, it was pretty evident that our girls had outgrown the dolls, games and other […]

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Different Christmas Traditions

In Bolivia, some of the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works are far from the reach of television, toy catalogs or the tradition of Santa Claus. So, what do Christmas traditions look like in these places? To find out, we asked children in rural Bolivia how they celebrate Christmas. Marcelo remarked, “At Christmas, […]

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Giving Milagros Hope

A girl named Milagros was born with a severe cleft lip and palate in La Florida, Peru. The facial deformity made it difficult for her to eat and speak. With her lip showing an opening up to her nose, other children and adults were cruel to her. Because she lived in extreme poverty, surgery was […]

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