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Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry President/CEO

Humbled by Coffee Growers

Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November,  my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of our Latin America and Caribbean fields […]

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Growing a Mother’s Confidence

When you feel like you can’t learn, you feel imprisoned. That’s how many mothers feel living in poverty. They feel cut off from the possibilities of reaching beyond their situation. One mother who lived in Toro Toro in Bolivia really felt stifled. Her name is Zenobia. Married to a man named Carlos Choque and the […]

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Big Hearts of Volunteers

I took a bus for one hour, and then a motor-taxi to a community called Ovalo Heroes Cenepa in Peru. It’s a community where Food for the Hungry has worked for about 10 years. The weather was mild, but quickly darkened. I went into the community’s control room, where there is a speaker. A call […]

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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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Getting Over Fears

We all have those things about ourselves that we don’t like or feel confident about. Sometimes those fears hold us back from God’s calling on our lives—which is why we need each other to overcome these challenges. For the last two years, Isabel Bernaldo Jara has served as a mother leader in her community of […]

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves Thousands Homeless

On April 10, 2014, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Nicaragua, originating in Lake Managua, in the southwestern region of the municipality of La Paz Centro. Within the first five days, there were 400 seismic events nationwide, with a frequency range of 41 to 96 per day. A total of 2,403 homes […]

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Peru Recipe: Olluco with Charqui

Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the Huancavelica communities in Peru where Olluco with Charqui (dried meat) is a traditional food. Olluco, also known as Ullucus, is a cross between a jicama and potato. Despite containing highly nutritious ingredients such as olluco, jerky and rice, Mrs. Rosa, who is a volunteer mother in Cachi […]

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Tips for Planning Mission Trips

Many church leaders know the importance that mission trips play in teaching their congregation about poverty.  So that your missions trip can go smoothly and have great impact, here are a few important tips that many pastors forget to consider when planning mission trips.   When picking the place and organization for your mission trip, […]

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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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12 Days of Christmas: Perseverance

Perseverance is a mark of a Spirit-filled life. It should be evident in how we as believers manage our daily affairs. Yet, we often lose it in a world that demands comfort, convenience and compromise. Just the other day, as I was shopping for some Christmas gifts, I gave in to the lure of buying […]

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