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Everyone bow your heads

Today’s lesson: Praying for the most vulnerable Verse of the day: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24, ESV). This week, we’ve learned a lot about helping people both within our communities and around the world. Now, we understand that poverty […]

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Girl with goat

Fabiola’s Prayer

From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise. — Psalm 8:2 Fabiola was a sad child. So sad, in fact, that Food for the Hungry (FH) staff were concerned about this 12-year-old girl. During the many years of conflict in Burundi, Fabiola’s family had lost everything. As peasant farmers, they barely raised enough […]

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Server with cables

What’s my source?

One of the best things about old friends is, they remind you how far you’ve come. I chatted with my long-time colleague Rick this morning about how communication has changed since we started international development work. We both remembered when letters took weeks to travel home, before e-mail and Skype were options. My mind went […]

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Book Cover for A Diary of Prayer

O Everlasting Mercy, Banish Darkness and Bring New Life Upon the Earth

In recent years I have been really taken with the writing of Elizabeth Goudge. She lived from 1900 to 1984 and wrote both fiction (I highly recommend her stories!) and non-fiction and edited several anthologies. Most of her books are out of print now. It’s a shame! For my last birthday, my friend and colleague […]

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Young girl holding paper airplane in Ameya, Nicaragua.

On my desk…Helpless…but praying

Reflecting on my first trip to the field You may have noticed that my title did not say ‘On my desk this week.’ As I’m writing posts about what I’m working on each week, I realized there are so many things I’ve worked on in the past that did not get the opportunity to be […]

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Me and my sponsored child

Joined in prayer

I keep a photo of my sponsored child, Rani, by my desk.  It helps me remember to pray for her. Rani is from Bangladesh. When I decided to sponsor a child I asked our staff to find a child who had languished in the system without a sponsor. Rani was 12 at the time; sponsors […]

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