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The Gift of Innovation

Too often, in churches and non-profits, we gravitate toward stagnation and playing it safe. Yet, in development and relief work, the bottom line is people. If we don’t take calculated risks for the people we love and need to help, what will we take risks for? The work we do in our churches, community and […]

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Responding to God’s Call

The recently deceased Christian author and teacher, Dallas Willard, made an important observation in his book, “The Divine Conspiracy.” He wrote, “God relates to space as we do to our body.” This is entirely scriptural. In Ephesians 4:6, Paul put it this way: “There is … one God and Father of all who is over […]

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Got Your Goat?

  Many of us love our dogs or cats. They provide us with companionship and comfort—and often make us laugh. But what about goats? Did you ever think of loving a goat? A girl named Hannah Jane loves her goats. In the Philippines, two goats provided her family with hope and helped to relieve their […]

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Having a Big, Beautiful Cow

The path to better nutrition started with beautiful Bolivian cows. For Agustin, age 53, he started growing a variety of 100 percent organic crops, earning income and feeding his children. And his cows helped him—producing manure to improve the soil for stronger plants. The cows also produced milk that the family sold for income and […]

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Tree Seedlings Grow Mother’s Hope

It’s amazing how tiny tree seedlings can make such a difference in a person’s life and community. Little trees changed the life of Marcelline Maniema in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She used to be hungry all the time—as was her husband and eight children. But when Food for the Hungry (FH) started working […]

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The Future of Malnourished Children

Guatemala is a country that suffers from malnutrition—it’s a problem that worsens each year affecting the most pure-hearted ones, the children. Each day approximately 1,000 boys and girls are born in Guatemala, and more than half are going to be malnourished children suffering the consequences for their entire lives. Guatemala has the highest incidence of […]

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Overseas Sister: Meeting Mom’s Sponsored Child

Elizabeth’s mother sponsored a girl in Peru named Veronica for the last 10 years. Elizabeth and Veronica were close in age. They enjoyed writing letters back and forth. They became like “sponsored sisters” over time. Elizabeth looked at photos of her mom’s sponsored child, but never thought she’d see Veronica face-to-face. Her world changed when […]

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I Love My Family

Former Miss World Guatemala 2012, Monique Aparicio discovered a passion for helping impoverished families. She shares her story (in her own words) on how she now works with her FH family.   The first time I visited a Guatemalan village—it was heartbreaking. I experienced the disheartening scene of a life full of poverty, and people […]

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Experience for Saving Lives

I like learning. I’m happiest working on a new skill. This weekend, it was masonry. I built an outdoor kitchen for my backyard. After the skeleton was built, I sheathed the exterior in cement board. Then, it was time to apply stucco. In the Southwest, where I live, stucco is the most common exterior surface […]

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That’s a Lot of Potatoes!

Potatoes. Let’s contemplate the solanum tuberosum. According to the North Carolina Potato Association, spuds are the second most consumed food in the United States. The wonderful tater is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, minerals that prevent cancer and heart disease, and each one provides more than 600 mgs. of potassium. Americans consume about […]

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