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The End of the World

Just saw the movie “Noah” last week. My brother-in-law observed, “Not bad if you’re into Biblical disaster flicks.” The acting and special effects were good; fidelity to the biblical text was not so good.  Nonetheless, the movie’s theme of new life coming out of death and destruction was faithful to the overall biblical message—and it […]

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In the Power of Christ

Greetings from Ethiopia. Imagine that you woke up this morning and Jesus was sitting on the edge of your bed. His presence fills the room with deep peace and awesome power. You feel Him touch your shoulder and hear Him say your first name. And then He simply invites you to follow Him with the […]

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Child Sponsorship Helps Burn Victim

Did you know child sponsorship helps provide medical attention to your child and other children? Many of us take medical care for granted. When flu season approaches, many of us flock to the doctor to get vaccinations. When our allergies kick in, we head to the nearest pharmacy to get some allergy medicine. When we […]

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Leaders Back in the Driver’s Seat

Many times, the poor lose their power to make decisions. They may become oppressed by wars, disasters or economic downfalls – only living in survival mode. Governments or organizations who assist them might tell them what to do. This was the situation of many families living in Cambodia’s northern district of Anlong Veng. Anlong Veng […]

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Comic Books Help End Violence

According to a study conducted by Food for the Hungry (FH), in some areas of Ethiopia, as many as 60 percent of women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife if she burns food or argues with him. Forty-four percent of women feel that denying sex is a justifiable reason for a […]

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Bible Education for Pastors

One of the ways Food for the Hungry (FH) helps the most vulnerable people in the world is by equipping church leaders to address the physical and spiritual needs in their own lives and in their communities. In Mozambique, FH started a church strengthening program in response to requests from local pastors for training on […]

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Jesus is the Great “I AM”

When Moses first encountered God and was told to go and lead God’s people out of slavery, he asked God what he should say if the people asked who sent him.  God replied, “This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14). In John’s gospel, […]

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God of All Creation

We are living in interesting times. Recently, I watched a National Geographic program called “Live from Space.” The team that hosted the live show took us around the world from space via cameras (mounted on the space ship) and a satellite feed from a space station. It’s extremely fascinating to see things from more than […]

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Burundi: A Boy’s Generosity

It was a particularly cheery day for millions of people in Burundi. The air was festive as pregnant women, new mothers and young children made the long trek from their homes to the clinics. It was the last day of Burundi’s national health campaign, a yearly project initiated by the country’s Ministry of Health and […]

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Blessings Multiplied

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.“  Acts 20:35 (ESV) We don’t have to go very far to discover God’s truth about giving […]

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