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“One At A Time” — Is It Worth It?

And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. –Mark 6:5 When Dr. Larry Ward began Food for the Hungry (FH), he was compelled by the call to help all who were hungry in the poorest places around the globe. In the early […]

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The Faces of Poverty

I recently got the incredible opportunity to travel with our Church Engagement team to witness the work that Food for the Hungry is doing in Guatemala. I’ve sponsored children for a long time, so I was eager to see for myself the kind of difference that child sponsorship actually makes in the lives of the […]

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Why End Poverty?

Seemingly insurmountable goals do not make for compelling missions. We are accustomed to getting things accomplished. We have tools that allow us to work on several things at once. We enjoy seeing progress towards our goals. We like to check off boxes. And we do NOT enjoy working on things that can’t be fixed. That […]

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What Is “Success” In the Fight To End Poverty?

One month into a new year! How are you doing on your resolutions? Making progress towards your goals? To me the first month of the year is always full of adrenaline. Boldly making changes or commitments to ensure we meet our new goals. Doing our best to arrange our lives to set ourselves up for […]

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Scott Cunningham with his family

Reflecting on working with FH in Nicaragua

  Scott Cunningham has been serving Food for the Hungry (FH) in Chinandega, Nicaragua, for the past four years. He has worked in pastoral and staff training, working closely with employees of FH. When he left for Nicaragua, he was married with two children. Scott and his wife have had two more children while living […]

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American Christian or Christian American?

Is there a difference? At first glance, it might seem that there is not or that the distinction is a trivial one. The question needs a second glance. Let me personalize this. I’m a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. My father graduated from West Point, two of my closest first cousins from the […]

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A Farmer’s Sacrificial Gift

Remember the beautiful story of the widow’s offering, told in Mark 12 and Luke 21? Jesus watched as the the rich people at the temple tossed large sums of money into the offering basket. But he was most impressed with the woman who had very little, and gave two small coins. Knowing this was all […]

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Fleeing to Find a Safe Place to Call “Home”

I have many choices living in America – but millions who suffer from religious persecution around the world don’t…  Have you ever felt like you had the perfect plan and you wake up the next morning and the plan had changed drastically? In the U.S. we are taught, “You can do anything you put your […]

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Filling the Food Gap in Ethiopia

Bugna district The late onset rainy season is about to cease. From a distance, all mountains and valleys look like they are covered with well-woven green and yellow carpets. It is breathtaking scenery. I am riding in a 4-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser from Lalibela to Ayina, a town in the Bugna district, in Amhara […]

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Sponsored Child Gets Eye Surgery

Imagine watching your child grow sicker each day and knowing if only you had the money, you could help her. That was the case for the parents of a child named Fatima living in the PB Coastal area of Bangladesh, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) offers child sponsorship. From her early childhood, […]

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