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Visit Beautiful Guatemala

Recently, I had the pleasure of traveling with church pastors from the northwestern  United States. Together, we traveled to Guatemala!  I have to tell you…it was really good for my heart. As a church engagement representative for Food for the Hungry (FH), often my day consists of sending emails, managing field projects with church partners, […]

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Miss World Guatemala Sells Cupcakes for Kids

Last week, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff and Keyla Bermudes, Miss Guatemala World 2014, showed up with 100 cupcakes at TELUS international, the largest Central American call center based in Guatemala. With more than 2,000 young employees at the center, we sold these tasty treats to raise money for the education of 38 children […]

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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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Night of Dining for Luminoche

There is a community called Luminoche located in the highlands of western Guatemala that has big problems—more than half of the children have chronic malnutrition. The severity of the poverty is positioning children for serious developmental issues and possibly death. So two international chefs decided to do something about it by creating a unique dining […]

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A Faithful Mother

Every time I go to Food for the Hungry (FH) communities in Guatemala, I find stories that make me say, “God is good!” Like the story of Margarita, a faithful women of the community of Chioya in Alta Verapaz. She has the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen. Her eyes reflect love and kindness even though […]

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A Mission to Care for Children

Amalia Toc, a Food for the Hungry (FH) team coordinator, and I visited a health and nutrition session with the mothers and children of the community of Chioya, Guatemala. At these classes, mothers learn about what to feed their children for optimum health and how to treat illnesses. While I was getting to know the […]

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Defining Poverty

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods or means of support. But what about spiritual, mental or emotional poverty? The world is suffering poverty—and it doesn’t matter our social or economic status. If we find in ourselves being bored most of the time or lacking interest […]

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Helping Children Dream Big

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. My childhood was filled with the wonder of the “race to the moon” years.  I have vivid memories of watching the grainy telecasts from the space capsules and the lunar surface. When I was about 11, I won an award in […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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