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- American Christian or Christian American?
Is there a difference? At first glance, it might seem that there is not or that the distinction is a trivial one. The question needs a second glance. Let me personalize this. I’m a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. My father graduated from West Point, two of my closest first cousins from the […]
- How Does Your Keyhole Garden Grow?
When you think of the word “garden,” what image do you see? Maybe long rows of tall corn, even longer rows of green beans or peas, or maybe vines loaded with tomatoes as far as the eye can see. Perhaps you see a much smaller version of a garden, but one thing is for sure, […]
- Four Ideas for Your Church’s Special Offering
Does your church take a special offering at Thanksgiving or Christmas? Many churches have a time-honored tradition of taking offerings for the needy at this time of year. This year, I’ve also heard from several churches who will be taking such an offering for the first time. When you take an offering for Food for […]
- Making Charitable Giving Go Further
I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s easy for me to give to the poor, but it’s not difficult either. When I see a homeless person, I tend to give money and I often help at events around my hometown community. But what hits me the most is how fleeting my dollars can be. How they may […]
- The Everyday Miracle of Clean Water
In the United States we experience a miracle every time we open a water faucet. We get clean water that is safe to drink. We don’t need to leave our homes to get it. It is treated and delivered directly to us, and it is available on demand. We drink it. We bathe and shower […]
- 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 […]
- Traveler’s Lament
I’ve recently been traveling overseas. There’s always some business purpose that motivates my travel. I start with enthusiasm. But as aspiration turns into reality, I find trip preparation stressful. First, there’s the planning phase. How many nights will I be gone? “Yikes, Mr. Travel Agent, is that the best we can do? Where’s that layover? […]
- Aiding Antoinette . . . and 500 Others
Umutoniwase Antoinette is 57 years old. She was 37 when tragedy struck on an almost unimaginable scale. Many people recall little about their own lives in 1994, let alone things that happened half the world away in a country whose name is hard to spell. Antoinette remembers. She was there when 800,000 people from the […]
- Humbled by Coffee Growers
Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November, my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of our Latin America and Caribbean fields […]
- Deworming: A Best Buy for Health, Education and Development
Have you ever had stomach pain so severe that you felt sick all of the time and could not concentrate? If you ask children why they are not in school, you will get a variety of answers. Some answers might even be very funny. But very few would tell you intestinal worms are the cause […]
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