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Why Do Children Need Social Skills for Life?

Biblical Background Throughout history, in many societies, children (and childhoods) have often been undervalued. The different concepts of childhood from generational cultural patterns, the prevailing socio-economic context and the theological interpretations or paradigms generated by religious philosophies, largely encouraged a chronic state of neglect and cruelty to children. The event that reveals this situation, and […]

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The Dominican Republic through God’s Eyes

“Let me see this world, dear Lord, as though I were looking through your eyes; For if once I could see this world the way you see, I just know I’d serve you more faithfully.” From the Song “Looking Through His Eyes” by Mike Otto Many people reading this blog post may tend to look at […]

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Positive Changes in Mentawai Indonesia

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami that killed 283,000 people. We help people in devastated communities to rebuild their lives and their homes. In 2011, we began long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Here are some of the areas in which we’ve been engaged: […]

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Why End Poverty?

Seemingly insurmountable goals do not make for compelling missions. We are accustomed to getting things accomplished. We have tools that allow us to work on several things at once. We enjoy seeing progress towards our goals. We like to check off boxes. And we do NOT enjoy working on things that can’t be fixed. That […]

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Educating Families on Education in Bangladesh

Most parents consider the education of their children as one of the basic needs of life and do not compromise to provide them with it. But sadly, not all children are lucky enough to have support from their parents. Many children in Bangladesh do not have the access or parents do not have the ability […]

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David Curtis with Food for the Hungry in a flood zone

Kayla Mueller: The Alternative Narrative for the Millennial Generation

Kayla Mueller’s death is by all means a human tragedy. The story of this 26-year-old woman, devoting her life to helping others in far away places is not supposed to end with her tragic death in the custody of terrorists. It’s not supposed to end with candle vigils and prayer services. And thankfully, that is […]

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What Will Happen to Me?

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But, the Good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What will happen to me? When […]

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Strengthening Healthcare Systems in Northern Uganda

During the mid to late 80s, what began as a cultist movement, led to the formation of a rebel army that terrorized Northern Uganda for over 20 years. The Lords Resistance Army was responsible for some of the worst atrocities ever seen in modern-day wars. Children were either abducted or killed, women were raped and […]

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The Devastation of Fire in Ethiopia

If you have ever experienced the devastation of fire, you will be able to relate to the families who lost all their earthly possessions in the fires that swept through the Kersa Dako Kebele[1] on February 26, 2014. Dealing with the consequences of fire requires a special sensitivity between responders and victims. Devising appropriate solutions […]

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What Is “Success” In the Fight To End Poverty?

One month into a new year! How are you doing on your resolutions? Making progress towards your goals? To me the first month of the year is always full of adrenaline. Boldly making changes or commitments to ensure we meet our new goals. Doing our best to arrange our lives to set ourselves up for […]

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