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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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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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The Smallest Acts of Kindness…

The gospel of Jesus is radiated long before it is communicated verbally. What is radiated is what is communicated, such as acts of kindness. “For we are the aroma of Christ” (2 Cor. 2:15), meaning the truth of our theology or righteousness of our cause will extend only as far as its fruitful virtue is […]

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Peace on Earth

Another year has come and gone. However, it seems every year I am still completely dumbfounded that another whole year has passed by in front of me. And it is just about this time that most of us carry empty tanks, too. There are all sorts of things to mark the year: marriages, births, deaths, […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! As we start 2014, here are some highlights from 2013 to celebrate Food for the Hungry’s (FH) work around the world. Orphans In child-headed households, where both parents have passed away because of the disease, the older child becomes the caretaker. We help children, like Lydia, by connecting her with community members, […]

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