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- Gratitude and rice and beans
My wife Jennica and I are writing a week-long series about teaching kids about gratitude and giving. During the week, we’ll have a number of lessons, activities and recipes to share. In 1999, I was blessed with an opportunity to visit Haiti and serve at an orphanage. We have a special affinity for the country and [...]
- The impact of one church
Ten years from now, what will be your church’s missional impact across the globe? Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Roberts and Brian Rietvelt of Quest Fellowship in Garner, N.C. They are partnering with Food for the Hungry in Mentawai, Indonesia, to fulfill their church’s goal for impacting people worldwide. “We [...]
- My first (almost) Father’s Day
That’s right! Life will never be the same. My wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of October, and already I am plagued with a consistent anxiety about how best to prepare for fatherhood. Inevitably, I have spent the last couple of months thinking about the fathers in my life. While [...]
- How a child used gardening to serve his community
When God created us, He gave us the freedom and ability to rule over everything else he created -- plants, land, animals and organisms. But I have heard people interpret this blessing a variety of ways. Does it mean His creation is at our disposal, to use as we please? Or is it a call to care for living things and steward our natural resources well?
- Making the world a smaller place
I’m delighted to share the following guest blog from my co-worker, Tony Alonzo. He describes himself as a self-proclaimed computer geek who loves bringing technology and people together. Born and raised in Arizona, he loves the “dry” heat, mild winters and the beautiful Arizona sunsets. With his wife Carmen and his son Xavier, they enjoy [...]
- Exuberant daughters
“. . . it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.” – 2 Corinthians 9:5, NIV Dad to daughter - “. . . and when you do that, it’s obvious that, at that moment, you don’t care about your sister. It says, loud and clear –‘I don’t care what you [...]
- Care groups help save children
My guest blogger today is Alex Mwaura, communications specialist for Food for the Hungry reporting on FH’s work in Africa. Alex recently visited Burundi and shares his experience during a care group training where mothers’ learned to care for their infants. The sound of rain on iron roofing sheets drowned out the voice of [...]
- Making Mom happy
What does it take to make Mom happy? I’ve visited nearly 20 countries in the 17 years I’ve worked with Food for the Hungry (FH), and it seems all mothers want the same things. They want their children to be healthy and happy. They yearn for their kids to finish school. If you probe deeper, [...]
- 3 ways that development work is discipleship in disguise
In my frequent conversations with pastors, we often find ourselves stuck at the question of “so, what exactly is development?” Rather than starting from scratch, I love to begin with a more familiar term: discipleship. While the words are not synonymous, there are some strong connections between the two concepts. The ministry of Food for [...]
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- When the light comes on
As I am writing this blog, I am on a trans atlantic flight to London. This weekend at Food for the Hungry (FH), we are launching a new endeavor with the Pentecost Festival as the lead sponsor for this event. The Pentecost Festival is a gathering each year in London to celebrate the birthday of [...]