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A Survivor’s Higher Calling

According to Merriam-Webster, trauma is “a very difficult or unpleasant (severely distressing) experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems, usually for a long time.” Medically, trauma is defined as “a serious injury to a person’s physical body.” Either definition would lead one to understand how trauma could disconnect people from their faith. […]

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Worship Through the Storm

In the midst of a nation beaten and scarred by nature’s brute force, I was looking Job square in the face. In fact, they had redeemed the very imagery of disaster, so indelibly etched into their memories, to praise the God of their salvation for His grace and mercy!

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Typhoon Haiyan: A Year Later

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines with its 195-mile-per-hour winds, progress is being made in helping people to rebuild their lives. Food for the Hungry (FH) immediately responded with life-saving supplies to communities that were completely destroyed. FH also provided child-friendly spaces to provide a safe place for children to learn and play. To […]

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Humanitarian Crises…Looking Beyond the Grim Statistics

  As an aid worker, I am often tempted to throw in the towel when I am faced with humanitarian situations that seem irreparable. When I visit communities and interact with hopelessness, suffering, pain, lost dreams as a result of war, disease, and mostly bad governance, I often find myself sighing, “It’s too broken. It […]

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Recovering from Typhoon Haiyan

In the six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines affecting more than 12 million people across nine regions, Food for the Hungry (FH) has worked alongside Filipinos to start rebuilding. If you were one of the many who helped to support our work, here is an update of how you’ve made a difference! From […]

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A Break From Destruction

What if this is where you lived? As a child, you wouldn’t be able to find a safe place to play. Schools have been flattened, there would be nowhere to learn. The destruction around you would be a constant reminder of all that you lost. In the Philippines, recovery is slow from Typhoon Haiyan as […]

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Finding Answers After Disasters

What do you say to a child who asks you why her mom died or why disasters happen? A woman named Remedios living in the Philippines didn’t know what to say to 4-year-old Isabella. Remedios, 51, had been Isabella’s nanny for only eight months when Typhoon Haiyan hit their home in Magallanes. At 8 a.m., […]

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Gratitude Renews Hope

It’s almost the four-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. So much debris covers over the survivors’ towns, loved ones and hope. The typhoon hit on November 8, 2013, demolishing entire towns and displacing more than 1 million people. But as this woman’s story shows—a little gratitude can lead one to find the hope […]

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What’s the Root of Your Resolutions?

(Photo by Wicker Furniture) Like many of you, I’ll step on a scale on Jan. 2, 2014, and think, “OK. Its back to leafy greens and carrots for you!” Then, I’ll make a resolution to change my wayward eating habits. And while I’m at it, I’ll look at my monthly budget and adjust it to save […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Survivor Starts Rebuilding Life

At 5:30 a.m. on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan took out entire towns, like Basey in the Philippines. Filipinos living this community describe the waves as an “anaconda eating the city.” The waves came in three times—the final being the deadliest. Now, Basey homes lay in piles of rubble along the streets. Layo Mateo, a typhoon […]

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