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Cease Fire in South Sudan

Food for the Hungry (FH) and 54 major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations.  The recent cease fire signing in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan government and opposition forces is a hopeful sign for NGOs to continue working. With at least three aid workers killed […]

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Biblical Holism

Christians believe that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: A Trinity. What practical value is there in knowing this? In the late 1960s a noted secular author and journalist, Arthur Koestler, coined the word “holon” which, like holism, comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning “whole.” A holon is simultaneously a whole and a […]

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Ethiopia’s Generation of Orphans

Around 1 million Ethiopian children share the experience of losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. If it’s hard for you to get your head around that number, try one in eight Ethiopian children are making their way in the world without parents – a generation growing up as orphans. I recently read a New […]

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South Sudan: Staying During Conflict

  In the capital city of Juba, violence has greatly subsided. However, in many of the rural areas, the fighting continues. These are the areas where FH has worked. Since 2001, FH has worked in South Sudan to improve education, water and sanitation, hygiene education, and local agriculture. Many relief and development organizations called non-government […]

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A Life-Giving Child

It was shortly after Sunday service in Iberica, Philippines, when a woman approached me to tell me that she was Bob’s grandmother.  At the time, I wasn’t sure who Bob was, but she was excited to tell me about him. Bob was a Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsored child, who had learned about Jesus […]

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Tips for Planning Mission Trips

Many church leaders know the importance that mission trips play in teaching their congregation about poverty.  So that your missions trip can go smoothly and have great impact, here are a few important tips that many pastors forget to consider when planning mission trips.   When picking the place and organization for your mission trip, […]

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Unity in the Church

I’ve truly been growing in my love of the Church. I don’t mean ‘church’ in the traditional sense that a single congregation meets in a building together on a Sunday. I mean the Church, in its many facets; Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox. These beautiful groups of people are collectively Christ’s bride and gather together cross-culturally, […]

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Surviving Disasters, Making the Right Moves

I checked off a box on my bucket list over Christmas. I skydived out of a perfectly good airplane…with an instructor. He pulled the ripcord, a good thing for both of us in avoiding a disaster. Safely on the ground, I reflected on the experience. Crazily, I thought it had lessons applicable to Food for […]

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The “Very Real and Desperate Need” for Child Sponsorship

When Cheryl Jewett of Orchard Hill Church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, found out her sponsored child had died, she grieved. She also learned something about the “very real and desperate need” of child sponsorship. Here is her letter to her pastor about her Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsorship experience, which she gave us permission […]

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Tips For Writing to Your Sponsored Child

I love getting mail – and so does a sponsored child. When I get cards or letters, I can’t wait to get home and open them—but most of the time, I open them right away. Letters are so personal to me. It means someone has taken a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle […]

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