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12 Days of Christmas: Faithfulness

Faithfulness is a defining character that God always looks for in His people. Knowing this helps me take periodic stops from the busyness of life and ask myself these questions: Does God find me faithful? Do I have the kind of faith that pleases Him? Can God trust me with His mission? I can get […]

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Dieuseul Petit shows one of his chili peppers

Pick a pepper…and send all your children to school

A struggling Haitian farmer looks out over his field, withered by yet another year of drought. There will just barely be enough beans for the family to eat – and nothing left to sell. The father sighs, his heart heavy, because of the decision he has to make:  He can’t send all of his children […]

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Sponsor Letter

3 ways to give your sponsored child confidence

There are many ways to change a child’s life for the better. But when you sponsor a child, you participate in and encourage a child to develop in challenging circumstances. Here are three simple, bold and slightly radical ways you can help influence your sponsored child’s confidence and hope: 1. Where regular mail matters Okay, […]

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Goats save Haitians from food crisis.

Goats saving Haitians from food crisis

We were on our way to somewhere else, but Timer LaVenture was one persistent Haitian. He wanted our group to see his success with the two goats Food for the Hungry (FH) had given him. “We don’t really have time,” said our host, noting our delayed arrival in Belledere caused by extreme traffic in Haiti’s […]

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Cow Carcass in Kenya Drought

What happens when we neglect the environment

I recently watched a short film on our relationship with our environment called Our Father’s World created by Northland Church in Florida and representing various evangelical leaders from across the U.S. Environmental issues are very significant in every community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, so I was especially interested. As I was watching, […]

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Gratitude and rice and beans

My wife Jennica and I are writing a week-long series about teaching kids about gratitude and giving. During the week, we’ll have a number of lessons, activities and recipes to share. In 1999, I was blessed with an opportunity to visit Haiti and serve at an orphanage. We have a special affinity for the country and […]

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Child sponsorship kids club fun

Child sponsorship lets kids be kids

  I first noticed her as she ran from a house to the building we were about to visit. She wore a pink princess dress, white ribbons in her hair and shoes that didn’t fit. The building we were visiting had been finished the previous week. Food for the Hungry (FH) had helped a church […]

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Tree seedlings in Haiti

Paul planted, Apollos watered, God made it grow

  “I [Paul] planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.”  I Corinthians 3:6 (NIV) I traveled along dusty roads in Haiti two weeks ago, through parched fields thirsty for life-giving rain. As we journeyed, I saw farmers plowing furrows in their fields in hope that seasonal rains would begin soon. Where […]

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Inspiring women entrepreneurs

  Preachers have often observed that entries in one’s checkbook are the best indication of our true values. Today, the role of that checkbook has been replaced by the online transfers you run through your bank account. Still, the point is the same: We spend money on things we care about. They show our priorities. […]

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Madam Cristen stands on the steep trail pointing to where she carries water for her subsistence-level garden.

Catching rain to transform children’s lives

I recently was honored to meet Madam Christian Jean Cimilien, a 67-year-old widow and mother of 11 grown children. She’s a member of the community water management committee in Lefevre, Haiti. The community is working with Food for the Hungry (FH) to create a source of clean water by catching rain water. And with the goal of […]

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