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Soup Instead of Seeds

The year of 2014 started out relatively normal for the agricultural community of Caulatu, Nicaragua. Farmers like 34-year-old Marcos Pinell planted their crops in May, anticipating a bountiful harvest in August. Drought kept that bounty from materializing, and food became dangerously scarce. Pinell, the father of two little girls, faced a gut-wrenching dilemma — how was he going to […]

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Picture Your Church in Nicaragua

When my friends and I visited Nicaragua last month, I saw the impact that churches are having in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) is working. I also learned about a group of neighborhoods waiting for a church partner. Could your church be the partner that these communities are waiting for? The area […]

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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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Churches Spur Development in Nicaragua

Last month, I visited Nicaragua along with three of my colleagues to see how God is moving. I couldn’t believe how quickly we arrived in Nicaragua. From Miami, it’s just a 2 ½ hour flight to Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. We saw the work of Food for the Hungry (FH) in the northern region of Nicaragua, […]

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A Newly Planted Church in Arizona

In my role as Director of Church Engagement at Food for the Hungry (FH), I have opportunities to visit many churches. I always find it special to visit a congregation that is new to me. This is especially true when I’m visiting a church that is newly planted. There is something fresh and vibrant about […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Gentleness

Gentleness. There is not a more poignant illustration of the discipline of being gentle than holding a newborn baby. Do you remember what it feels like? First, you look adoringly at the beautiful child as she lays. Then you contemplate the best way to slide your hands underneath her, and you ever so gently lift […]

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Update: Nicaragua Dengue Fever Spreading

Early this week, I visited Nueva Segovia where the Nicaragua dengue fever epidemic is spreading. As the FH/Nicaragua Country Director, I’m helping to coordinate FH’s work with the Ministry of Health’s (MINSA) efforts to contain the spread of this disease. I was overwhelmed to witness so many patients including pregnant women, adolescents, children and infants […]

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Nicaragua: Deadly Dengue Fever Epidemic

What is dengue fever? There are many strains of dengue fever. All of them transmitted to people through mosquito bites.  The more mild varieties cause high fevers and other flu-like symptoms. If infected with this type, the survival rate is high. Then there is another class of dengue fever. The kind with 106 degree fevers […]

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Juana Cristina receives dental treatment

Dental care gets child out of pain and back in school

I hadn’t been to the dentist in two years. I finally made an appointment, but was really nervous about what issues might be discovered. Of course, I brushed my teeth regularly. But I often forgot to floss. Up until recently, I was a good dental patient who paid a biannual visit to get my teeth […]

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Child sponsorship blesses families in two countries

My family and I participate in the Food for the Hungry (FH) child sponsorship program by sponsoring a child in Mozambique. It gives us a good feeling to be sharing our financial blessings with others, but I’m finding it means more. I can teach my children about God’s heart for the poor with stories of […]

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