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Holism in the Grand Canyon (Part 1)

I’m hiking the Grand Canyon, Rim to Rim, in one day. And in so doing have gone on a journey of pondering this idea: That a holistically healthy life is best exposed in acts of compassion. Probably not a novel idea, but one that we should at least contemplate.

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Maman Kichochi Makuu and her children

A kitchen garden enables children to attend school

Maman Kichochi Makuu is a 35-year-old Congolese mother of seven children. She had been earning a meager income from a fishing business, but increased costs and the seasonality of fishing forced her out of business. Then she had no income. She no longer could pay school fees, and her children were expelled. Kichochi knew that […]

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Meet Angelique

Village Savings Groups Save Lives

Meet Angelique. She’s a compilation of women I’ve met in rural Rwanda – all facing dire circumstances and looking to Food for the Hungry (FH) for help. Angelique has four children. She and her husband Thomas are subsistence farmers and harvest their crop of maize and beans once a year. What they don’t eat, they […]

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Flooding in Bangladesh left families homeless

“The river moved so quickly … all we could do was run”

  The road is not wide, but it winds through communities of several thousand people. Even here, close to the 2 kilometer-wide Jamuna river, every inch of land is precious in highly-populated Bangladesh. We’re in the community of Chondonbaisha, home to 200 families who have lost their homes to river erosion this month. River erosion […]

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Viviana poses for a photo in Holland

Former sponsored child shares story

You are making a difference in the life of your sponsored child! Through your faithful gifts, you are changing the trajectory of a life.  To see an example of the type of change you are making possible, we want to share the story of another child whose life was changed through sponsorship. Meet Viviana. Viviana […]

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United Nations Building

United Nations Report on Millennium Development Goals

I just got back from New York City where I participated in meetings connected with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The UN corridor in mid-town Manhattan was under heightened security as 130 Heads of States (including President Obama) participated in the Assembly. A big focus of this gathering was a review of the progress made […]

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Colorful Guatemalan money with ledger

Freedom

It happened again today — FREEDOM! Believe it or not, an Excel spreadsheet made my day.  Each Saturday morning I enter the figures from the receipts I’ve gathered in my wallet all week, into a sheet that keeps my household budget. My spread sheet divides my spending into about twelve categories and each receipt finds […]

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we all need love

It’s true. We do all need love. And sometimes this need, gone unfulfilled, leads us to search for it in places that leave our hearts feeling like the victim of a back-alley mugging.  Sadly – there is boundless love waiting for each of us, if we’d only learn that we don’t have to earn it. […]

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Book Cover for A Diary of Prayer

O Everlasting Mercy, Banish Darkness and Bring New Life Upon the Earth

In recent years I have been really taken with the writing of Elizabeth Goudge. She lived from 1900 to 1984 and wrote both fiction (I highly recommend her stories!) and non-fiction and edited several anthologies. Most of her books are out of print now. It’s a shame! For my last birthday, my friend and colleague […]

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Quite possibly the most beautiful girl in the world

This is guest blogger, Amanda Sleister of H20 Church from Orlando, Fla. She recently returned from a trip to Parkishon, Kenya, where she met her sponsored child, who she describes as “quite possibly the most beautiful girl in the world.” Here is Amanda’s blog: Oh Cecilia…. She captured my heart in 2007 when she was […]

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