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How to Fight Poverty Half a World Away

With this blog post I am happy to introduce Kevin Miller–a new member of the FH team.  Kevin serves as FH’s web marketing analyst and is one of those really helpful people who gets a lot of things about technology that most of us will never understand! In this blog post Kevin wrestles with engaging […]

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Middle Schoolers Give Hope for Christmas

I had the privilege of speaking to an amazing woman named Donna Nelson the other day. She’s helping children see beyond themselves. In the process, these children are experiencing the idea that happiness comes from contributing rather than receiving. They are seeing that great things can be accomplished when people pull together toward a common […]

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Let’s make it rain goats

As a parent, I learn a lot from my kids. We recently finished 8 Days of Giving and as I watched how my kids view poverty, I learned a lot about how God wants us to address hunger. My kids taught me that what I perceive is a lot of money is life changing for other […]

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Day 8: 5 Bibles (8 Days of Giving)

It’s day eight of our 8 Days of Giving and we’ve learned a lot about giving and serving the most vulnerable. We’ve learned how gardens in FH communities are similar to our own, what rabbits are really used for, how deworming can change a child’s life (500 of them in a single gift!), and the […]

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Day 7: 2 Tippy Taps (8 Days of Giving)

Like many families this Christmas season, our family has had it’s share of sickness. This past week, the flu has made its way through four kids and me. Jennica is due Christmas, so we’ve been trying our best to keep her from getting sick. It’s easy for us to buy antibacterial soaps and sprays, wash […]

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Give Like a Wise Man

‘Tis the season for gift-giving! The exchange of gifts at Christmas is something special at any age. The pleasure of giving and receiving with those I know best and care about most never gets dull. But that specialness ramped up to a whole new level once I had kids old enough to understand it. There’s nothing […]

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Day 6: Vegetable Seeds (8 Days of Giving)

I have a garden that provides organic food for my family. My kids help with it, so they understand the benefits and work that goes into growing food. When we saw the vegetable seeds in the FH gift catalog, our family choose the seeds with a resounding, “Yes!” The vegetable seeds didn’t take much explanation, until Emily […]

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Day 5: 2 Rabbits (8 Days of Giving)

Today, I’m writing a very different post than I expected to write. When we stopped on the page with the rabbits, I expected the conversation to go a a little different. When we landed on the page in the FH gift catalog, Julia (5 years old) exclaimed, “Oooooh! Let’s get rabbits!” I began thinking about […]

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Day 4: Deworming Medicine for 500 Kids (8 Days of Giving)

It’s hard to imagine life in countries where even a glass of water isn’t safe to drink. When we came to the page that had deworming medication on it, our kids wanted an explanation of the image and what a deworming pill could do. After explaining how the pill will change a child’s life, Julia, […]

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Day 3: Cow (8 Days of Giving)

One of the most touching aspects of this giving process has been how Evie (age 8) has responded. As we were selecting gifts to give, we considered giving chickens. Evie asked if she could give two chickens herself. She has been saving up her earnings since the gift catalog arrived with a goal of giving […]

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