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- 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 [...]
- The inspiration of motherhood
With Mother’s Day barreling toward us, I’m reflecting on the topic of motherhood. We all have our favorite mom stories—tales of how our mothers nurtured us into the people we are today. My own mom taught me I could do whatever I wanted to put the time and energy into learning and achieving. She banished [...]
- Stay the course
While I was swimming, biking and running during a half ironman triathlon last October, I constantly faced at least one of two main obstacles: time and fatigue. Both of these challenges nearly took me down during the swim portion of the event. My time was so poor that I battled against the clock during the [...]
- Julio’s story: Starting a new child sponsorship
My guest blogger today is Ryan Horn, a Food for the Hungry employee and child sponsor. Ryan shares what it was like to get news that his sponsored child had graduated…and then how he began another sponsorship with a different child…all of it happening right in Gautemala. A couple of years ago, I took a [...]
- Learning to sail
At Food for the Hungry (FH), one of our core skills is cross-cultural communication. After all, we work in more than 25 countries. And it’s hard. The late Philosopher of Communication Marshall McLuhan said, “We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish.” In other words, fish are so immersed in [...]
- Like losing 100 pounds, change doesn’t happen over night.
Often we try to strong-arm our way through life. We wish ourselves strong enough to resist this or that. We will ourselves to be more disciplined. We wake up determined to make better choices but end the day feeling defeated. Each day is a war… with ourselves and with life. It doesn’t have to be [...]
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