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A Prince of Peace for Bujumbura

What must it be like to fear for your life and those of your family members so much that you leave all that you know and all of your belongings in the dark of night to flee over 100 miles to foreign land? Those of us in North America can only imagine. However, this is a current reality for over 22,000 Burundian refugees fleeing political violence and threats in the capital city of Bujumbura and seeking refuge in Rwanda.

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People Helping People

Hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and droughts damage the lives of unprepared populations living in vulnerable areas. Guatemala is prone to these recurrent disasters which, among other problems, limits access to food supplies for already impoverished and insecure families. Chronic malnutrition is almost epidemic with a 49.8 per cent rate for children under five. Stunted or […]

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10 Powerful Photos From The Nepal Earthquake

An earthquake in Nepal on Saturday has left hundreds of thousands homeless and injured. The current death toll is over 5,000 and continues to rise through Nepal, India, China and Tibet. Our on-the-ground partners, through our Integral partnership, are providing survivors in ‪Nepal‬ with much-needed help. Here is a selection of 10 powerful photos that […]

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How to Host a Sponsorship Weekend at Your Church

If you sponsor a child, you’re already aware of the many blessings that come from sponsorship. Why not invite your church to experience the joy of sponsoring children? It’s simple to host a sponsorship Sunday, and Food for the Hungry will walk you through the process. Here are the 4 steps to follow. 1. Talk […]

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How to Change a Life for the Price of a Frappuccino

If someone took a poll, most people reading this blog would probably not say that malaria is a top concern in their lives. However for many people around the world, it is a constant worry. Did you know that $6 could relieve that fear for a family at risk of getting malaria? That’s one day […]

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Sponsorship Gives New Life to Sandha

When you sponsor a child, you’re giving that child a chance to live a better life. For Sandha Bala in Bangladesh, sponsorship meant a healthy life. Sandha is now studying in the second grade at Brac School. She has one brother and three sisters. The eldest brother lives with his wife and her sisters are […]

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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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Why Be Concerned about the World’s Smallest Flea?

What are you concerned about today? Is politics? Is it the economy? Or is it trying to beat par? Granted, some are concerned with current, recent or impending personal loss – and we certainly understand. But the fact is, the things we are usually most concerned about are trivial compared to the concerns of the […]

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The Definition of Poverty — Beyond Mere Stuff

People define poverty as an absence of something. While mostly commonly associated with material needs, we attach the word “poverty” to all kinds of other words: poverty of thought, of culture, of philosophy, of ideas. So “poverty” is a broad term we use to identify some element we think is missing. What’s missing among the […]

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