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Keeping My Family Secure

  Information security is on everybody’s minds these days. It has been for a while, but the Edward Snowden saga has brought it center-stage. No matter which position you take on it, the Snowden story evokes strong concerns. We want protection from terrorists; the 9/11 and Boston Marathon tragedies made us feel just how awful it is […]

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Food for the Hungry Child Sponosrship made Nasrin's dreams come true.

Five ways education fights poverty

My son is beyond school age now, but I still have a foolproof way of keeping up with the school calendar. When school is in session, a flashing light in front of the school near my house reminds me to slow down to 15 miles an hour. During vacations and holidays, I’m free to drive […]

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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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Child Sponsorship Saves Girl’s Life

“Sometimes I think, ‘What if Food for the Hungry (FH) didn’t come in time? Maybe Maritza wouldn’t have lived.’ She was so small.” – Tomasa, 22-year-old mother It’s so easy to look at  a statistic, and think, “Nothing can be done about that.” When I heard that a community FH works in, Seoguis, Guatemala, had […]

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Eternal relief work

The United States went on full security alert this week, shutting down embassies around the world this past Sunday. Intercepted communications from terrorists indicated planned attacks on United States and other country targets. Some work furloughs will be extended even further, depending on the threat. It’s prudent, of course, to limit the damage to people […]

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Remember the thrill of school supplies?

When I think back on grade school, my mind is flooded with fond memories of  new beginnings. A new school year with a new teacher brought about the idea of being surrounded my new classmates, new friends, and most notably, a slew of new school supplies. Sure meet-the-teacher was an exciting experience, but I most […]

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Picture your church in the Philippines

The Philippines is a country with a special place in my heart. At the age of 15, I visited the Philippines with my high school youth group. It was my first mission trip. God used it to open my eyes to His work around the world. I discovered Manila, a city crowded with pollution and […]

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August FH Blogger trip and Guatemala’s beautiful fabric

On August 4, five American bloggers will arrive in Guatemala to see, hear and report first-hand about Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partnerships in the Alta Verapaz region. Learn the “who, what, when, where” of it all here. As I envision their entry into these communities, I can’t help but flash back to my own […]

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Education: Girl gains confidence to teach other students

At age 14, Sophorn stands at the head of her classroom in Cambodia and teaches other children school subjects. She is a patient teacher, because she once struggled in school. Not long ago, Sophorn avoided getting an education. She had learning difficulties and a mindset inspired by the Khmer proverb: “Girls cannot go beyond the […]

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