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Four Ideas for Your Church’s Special Offering

Does your church take a special offering at Thanksgiving or Christmas? Many churches have a time-honored tradition of taking offerings for the needy at this time of year. This year, I’ve also heard from several churches who will be taking such an offering for the first time. When you take an offering for Food for […]

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Churches Spur Development in Nicaragua

Last month, I visited Nicaragua along with three of my colleagues to see how God is moving. I couldn’t believe how quickly we arrived in Nicaragua. From Miami, it’s just a 2 ½ hour flight to Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. We saw the work of Food for the Hungry (FH) in the northern region of Nicaragua, […]

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Children Sponsoring Children

Nothing inspires hope like children helping other children. As they reach out to others, you can see children learning about the joy of giving and the difference they can make. Pastor Lloyd Baker of Streams Church in Goodyear, Ariz., is putting into practice an innovative idea to teach U.S. children how to care for children […]

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The impact of one church

Ten years from now, what will be your church’s missional impact across the globe? Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Roberts and Brian Rietvelt of Quest Fellowship in Garner, N.C. They are partnering with Food for the Hungry in Mentawai, Indonesia, to fulfill their church’s goal for impacting people worldwide. “We […]

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Call your church to action for foreign assistance

Most Americans overestimate the percentage of the U.S. budget spent on foreign assistance. Here’s a video showing just how drastic the difference is between typical perceptions and the actual amount. (Spoiler alert: It’s less than 1% of the federal budget.)   Yet these programs are life-saving. According to our friends at ONE, “Thanks to the United […]

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Host a Justice Sunday

As I work in Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry, one of my great joys is to watch churches partner through child sponsorship. I love this way of engaging a church because it allows every individual and family in the church to get personally involved. A Unique Relationship Have you ever stopped to consider […]

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The Harvest is Plentiful, Workers are Few—What’s it All About?

It’s Fall in North America and elsewhere—a time of harvest. I baked an apple pie last weekend with apples picked from my friend’s apple trees. Pumpkin patches are full of children picking just the right pumpkin. In general, many of us are enjoying the fruits of our own or others’ labors. This morning I came […]

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How the Poor Will Change Your Church

When you think about people living in poverty, do you think about what you can do for them, or how you’ll be changed by knowing them? Of course, we see the call to serve the poor throughout Scripture. From the earliest laws given to the Israelites, openhandedness is commanded. “If anyone is poor among you… do not be hardhearted […]

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