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- A Thousand Pictures Tell A Single Word
I love photography! Out of any qualifying hobbies out there, being a shutterbug is definitely at the top of my list. It’s so intriguing to me that there’s a device that can literally capture a “slice” of time, even down to 1/1000 of a second. Any picture that’s ever been taken, since the invention of […]
- It is Better to Have Had a Roof and Sprung a Leak Than to Never Have Had a Roof At All
Obvious? Yes. Melodramatic? Maybe. True? Absolutely. How often do you give thanks for the roof above your head? Do you take for granted that it won’t leak when it rains? Living in Phoenix, Arizona, one might think that rain damage is one of the last things a homeowner needs to worry about. However, my experience […]
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- Witch doctors and the Gospel
When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long, and suddenly start believing in something different? Believing the Lies Fidelina is from a Dominican Republic community where witchcraft is very common. She was […]
Let me tell a story of grace. My father grew up on a 600-acre family estate in Virginia. The land was granted by the English Earl of Dunmore in the mid-1700s. “Back Creek” is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the most beautiful country in the world. My first ancestor there built a […]
- 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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- Sponsored Child ‘Photo Album’
Each year, FH field staff photograph sponsored children to keep track of their growth and progress. These photos are then synced to our database. As someone working in the Child Sponsorship department, I am one of the lucky team members that views these photos before they go out to sponsors. Our team ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ […]
- How Churches Are Going Deeper at Christmas
Looking for a way to help your congregation engage with the poor this Christmas? Churches and organizations across the U.S. have discovered Hope Tree, a ministry of Food for the Hungry. Antioch Church in Bend, Ore. hosted a Hope Tree for Ethiopia. Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. hosted theirs on behalf of […]
- Sponsored Child Gets Eye Surgery
Imagine watching your child grow sicker each day and knowing if only you had the money, you could help her. That was the case for the parents of a child named Fatima living in the PB Coastal area of Bangladesh, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) offers child sponsorship. From her early childhood, […]
- Planet Mommyhood and FH Help Iraqi Christians
Food for the Hungry (FH) is partnering with Jenn Hoskins and Kristin D’Amico of PlanetMommyhood.net in the I Am Your Voice campaign to help Iraqi Christians persecuted by the militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With ISIS showing beheadings of Christians and other victims on social media, Hoskins and D’Amico want to […]
- Helping Iraqi Christian Families Fleeing ISIS
Food for the Hungry (FH) is giving shelter and other relief support to Iraqi Christian families and Syrians escaping violence from the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With international news coverage of ISIS beheading Christians in Iraq and many surrounding countries closing borders, Iraqi families are arriving in Lebanon—a country already […]