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How to Change a Life for the Price of a Frappuccino

If someone took a poll, most people reading this blog would probably not say that malaria is a top concern in their lives. However for many people around the world, it is a constant worry. Did you know that $6 could relieve that fear for a family at risk of getting malaria? That’s one day […]

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Sponsorship Gives New Life to Sandha

When you sponsor a child, you’re giving that child a chance to live a better life. For Sandha Bala in Bangladesh, sponsorship meant a healthy life. Sandha is now studying in the second grade at Brac School. She has one brother and three sisters. The eldest brother lives with his wife and her sisters are […]

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A Survivor’s Higher Calling

According to Merriam-Webster, trauma is “a very difficult or unpleasant (severely distressing) experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems, usually for a long time.” Medically, trauma is defined as “a serious injury to a person’s physical body.” Either definition would lead one to understand how trauma could disconnect people from their faith. […]

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The Definition of Poverty — Beyond Mere Stuff

People define poverty as an absence of something. While mostly commonly associated with material needs, we attach the word “poverty” to all kinds of other words: poverty of thought, of culture, of philosophy, of ideas. So “poverty” is a broad term we use to identify some element we think is missing. What’s missing among the […]

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BIG Things Should Get Us Excited

We are fascinated by the immense. We are awestruck by the improbable. We are mesmerized by the BIG things in life. Aren’t we? Think about a few things that are HUGE… The Grand Canyon. New York City. The ocean. Sequoia Trees. The Rocky Mountains. We’re also enamored by events of large gatherings, right? The Olympics […]

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The Story of Adane Berihanu

The Sekota district is a highly drought-prone district of Amhara region in Ethiopia. Almost every year there is not enough rainfall to grow food for all the residents. In the early eighties, thousands died due to hunger, starvation and malnutrition-related diseases. But things have changed. Meet Adane Berihanu. He is a 38-year-old father of two […]

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Our World Health Day Heroes

Today is World Health Day AND World Health Workers Week! And we’d like nothing more than to celebrate and recognize some of our favorite health worker heroes around the globe — women who devote their lives to ensuring the health of all children in their communities. We’re talking about Mother Leaders! In Food for the […]

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Easter: Running towards the Roar

During the Easter season, I have found myself thinking about the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ in light of the resurrection. The cross and the empty tomb go together. As the writer of Hebrews declared, “for the joy set before Jesus, he endured the cross, scorning its shame.” Simply put, there are days of […]

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Getting By During Lean Months in Ethiopia

Meet Awotu Kegne. She is a 29-year-old mother of five children who lives in Sekota district of Amhara Region, Ethiopia. She and her husband live on subsistence farming. Unfortunately, Sekota is one of the drought-prone districts of the region, and the land is mountainous and highly-degraded with little topsoil. According to Awotu, her village hasn’t […]

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10 Things All Child Sponsors Know

  1. There’s no better feeling than getting a letter from your sponsored child.   2. Your photo is most likely displayed in someone’s home across the globe.     3.You’ve tried to read your letters in their original language. But totally can’t.   4. You spend a lot of time praying for your sponsored […]

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