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Saving Children in the DRC

Susana is 40 years old. She has four children and lives in a small community called Kachelewa, located in the lush landscapes of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Life here seems normal with everyone going about his or her business. The DRC is beautiful. Rolling hills dominate the landscape. Each hill is […]

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Sponsored Child Sends Home the Gold

Is an Olympic athlete like a sponsored child? As the Winter Olympics are half way completed in Sochi, Russia – with athletes from all over the world vying for gold, silver, and bronze medals. These athletes represent not just themselves in the international arena – but also their home country, friends and family. I feel […]

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Can Poverty Really Change?

  Can Poverty like this Really be Changed? Ever feel like we’ll never put a dent in the deep poverty that exists in our world today? In a place where government is dysfunctional, society is at war, formal jobs are scarce, natural disasters are pretty regular, disease is rampant, basic roads and schools barely exist, and so on […]

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Be Near God’s Heart

Do you ever wonder why you route for the under-dog?  There is something in us that wants people – with the odds stacked against them – to win. I believe that is the image of God expressing Himself through us. People with odds stacked against them are near to God’s heart; the poor, the oppressed, […]

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Seeing Romans 8 on Mission Trips

Circumstances and experiences – like mission trips – mold us. Other influences are our behavior, education, and genetics – all creating our personality—but the circumstances of our lives really send lessons home in our hearts and minds. I recently learned again how the work at FH ministers to others. I was sitting in church last […]

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Former Sponsored Child on a Mission

Whenever I go on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry (FH), most of the people I meet are surprised to learn that I live in America. When I say I’m a U.S. citizen, they chuckle or give me a confused look. I can understand why. I grew up in a small city in […]

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Sending Gifts to Your Sponsored Child

Writing letters to your sponsored child can give them the extra encouragement they need to persevere. After a few letters, many times sponsors find themselves wanting to send more to their sponsored child than just a letter or a card, especially on special occasions like birthdays, Easter and Christmas. When I started at Food for […]

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Meeting Moms in the Hills of Bolivia

On February 7 and 8, I’ll have the honor to join women (many moms)  from across the country at the IF: Gathering. The name of this gathering comes from a simple question: “If God is real, then what?” Many of us will meet in Austin, Texas, but many others will be at simulcast host sites […]

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10 Ways to Show Your Love

In this lovely February, let’s do something different, something meaningful. Let’s express our love to the world—making this month not about how much love we get—but how much love we give. And let’s not just give love to only our loved ones, but to the world. So here are 10 ways to show our love. […]

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The Red Zone: Child Hunger

In combatting child hunger, the red zone of a MUAC band tells health workers that a child needs help. Food for the Hungry (FH) care group leaders wrap the band around a child’s arm—if it shows red, the child is underweight. It’s a fast and easy way to get critical information and show parents proof […]

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