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Wisdom from the Iron Lady of the Syrian Church

As an admirer of the Iron Lady of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, I was thrilled to be introduced to the “Iron Lady” of the suffering church in Syria. Her name is Rosangela Jarjour and she is the General Secretary of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches. Despite being called the “Iron Lady” by Syrian church […]

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3 Lessons to Keep Children Growing

In Butezi, Burundi, there is a woman named Leonie who–no matter what she did–her children wouldn’t gain weight. They kept getting sick in a vicious cycle of illness. When Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in her community, she learned three practices that changed her family’s life and broke the cycle of sickness.   […]

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13 Cute Photos of Babies With Their Mothers

Who doesn’t love a cute baby picture? Food for the Hungry recently started a special program in Bolivia called Little Ones. This program is essentially a mother-child sponsorship program, for mothers of children five years old and younger. Instead of corresponding with the child (like our regular child sponsorship program), the sponsor can write encouraging […]

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The Social Gospel?

From the 1920s and 30s, the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy had a powerful and ongoing effect upon the American church. Many of the “fundamentalists” were highly educated, articulate and understood that they were called not to be simply against the culture of their time, but were called to participate in and shape the culture of their day. […]

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He Got Stopped from Being Trafficked

Abera Anulo, 35, told me how he almost was trafficked to another country, so he could find work to provide for his six children. When I visited his village in the Angecha district in southern Ethiopia last June 2014, life had changed drastically. Here he tells his story. Because of my farmland’s low productivity, I […]

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Help a Child, Change the World

Sarah is no stranger to the child sponsorship program at Food for the Hungry (FH). An enthusiastic sponsor, she also works at FH in the child sponsorship department. Growing up, Sarah’s family emphasized the importance of a vibrant relationship with Jesus and an education. Food for the Hungry has the same priorities. “They (FH) teach […]

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Don’t Ignore the Sadness, Blessed are the Peacemakers

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Let’s be honest, it has been a rough summer with lots of sadness. The airwaves, newspapers and social media feeds have been filled with tragic and depressing stories. So much so that it seems easiest to […]

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Brantly, Writebol, Ebola and the Critics

I must live in a bubble. When I heard that Samaritan’s Purse’s Dr. Kent Brantly and SIM nurse Nancy Writebol had both contracted the Ebola virus while serving in Liberia, I was awed by their self-sacrifice.  There are not many willing to serve God overseas. Fewer still are willing to accept the modest remuneration that […]

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Land to Grow On

Ev Lay, 38, is a farmer living with her husband, Som Keo and her four children in Tropeang Run village in Cambodia. Her time in this village started off very hard. Before moving to Tropeang Run village, Ev Lay and her husband would leave her children home to care for each other (including an infant) […]

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Obama’s Call to Support African Business

President Barack Obama spoke to 50 African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C. this week (Aug. 4-6), to promote Africa’s economic growth in business and foreign investment. President Obama rallied support for Africa’s upcoming generation in creating business opportunities. This is something Food for the Hungry (FH) has done for the last […]

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