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Hidden Hunger: Nutrient Deficiency

Does this phrase sound familiar? “Eat your peas and carrots!” Chances are that you’ve heard your mother utter this phrase  on a number of occasions throughout your childhood. And as much as you (likely) loathed any food that fell into  the vegetable category, chances are your mom faithfully reminded you of why you needed them […]

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Josefina with water bottles

Water system opens door to new hope

In Olivero,  Dominican Republic, a water system changed the lives of the people living there. It might seem strange, but it caused relationships to happen that otherwise would have not. It also made dreams come true. Such was true for Josefina, a widow in her late 50s and the mother of 10 children. When Josefina’s […]

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Children Sponsoring Children

Nothing inspires hope like children helping other children. As they reach out to others, you can see children learning about the joy of giving and the difference they can make. Pastor Lloyd Baker of Streams Church in Goodyear, Ariz., is putting into practice an innovative idea to teach U.S. children how to care for children […]

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Back to School: 5 simple (and fun) ways to teach children about poverty

Crayons, notebooks, backpacks… oh my! The beginning of the school year is always ripe with different emotions. Excitement for the year ahead. Sadness for the end of summer vacation. Anticipation for all that will be learned. Sadness for the end of summer vacation. I guess you can tell what my emotions typically were when starting […]

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True things about God and us

The Apostle Paul says three true things about God in Ephesians 4:6, “… there is one God and Father of all who is over all, through all and in all.” In big theological words, God is transcendent (over all), sovereign (acts through all) and immanent (in all).  He re-affirms this in Romans 11:36, “From Him […]

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Transformation through listening

You walk to your neighbor’s house and ask for a cup of milk to complete your dinner recipe.  Instead of receiving a cold glass of 2 percent, they hand you a gift card to Best Buy and close the door. While the gift card is certainly a nice gesture, it doesn’t help you complete the […]

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Meeting my sponsored child in Guatemala

Today was a special day. When I woke up, I knew I was going to meet our (my wife and I) sponsored child, Denis! Even in that thought, it was about me. I’m going to meet our sponsored child. Once the day started in Seoguis, Guatemala, I began to realize this day was going to […]

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Child Sponsorship Saves Girl’s Life

“Sometimes I think, ‘What if Food for the Hungry (FH) didn’t come in time? Maybe Maritza wouldn’t have lived.’ She was so small.” – Tomasa, 22-year-old mother It’s so easy to look at  a statistic, and think, “Nothing can be done about that.” When I heard that a community FH works in, Seoguis, Guatemala, had […]

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Eternal relief work

The United States went on full security alert this week, shutting down embassies around the world this past Sunday. Intercepted communications from terrorists indicated planned attacks on United States and other country targets. Some work furloughs will be extended even further, depending on the threat. It’s prudent, of course, to limit the damage to people […]

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Education: Girl gains confidence to teach other students

At age 14, Sophorn stands at the head of her classroom in Cambodia and teaches other children school subjects. She is a patient teacher, because she once struggled in school. Not long ago, Sophorn avoided getting an education. She had learning difficulties and a mindset inspired by the Khmer proverb: “Girls cannot go beyond the […]

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