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Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The UN General Assembly launched Nelson Mandela International… Read More

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The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss: Remembering the Children

Remembering the Children There will come a moment in your life if it hasn’t already when the world stops and the gravity of mortality will hit you like a ton of… Read More

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World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

As fans don jerseys worldwide, leading up to the World Cup final on July 15, I’m reminded by the undeniable magic soccer has to unite communities around the… Read More

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Global Youth and the Rise of Education: A Reflection for Malala Day

Featured Image graphic from the film He Named Me Malala.  Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday and is celebrated as Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates… Read More

  Devotions
How Do You Count People In Poverty?

How Do You Count People In Poverty? The Economist commented in October 2015, “The number of poor people is declining,… Read More

  Resources
5 Companies to Support on World Chocolate Day

July 6 is World Chocolate Day — perhaps one of the best holidays of the year if you love chocolate as much as I do. The unfortunate reality is that many… Read More

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9 Quotes from our Founding Fathers on Advocating for the Poor

This July 4, the US is turning 242 years old. Considering that the youngest country in the world is only turning seven this… Read More

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From Intern to Full-time

I distinctly remember the first time I held a letter from one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) sponsored children. It was my first day as an intern. All around the… Read More

  Church
Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Read More

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I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Skeptic magazine is a publication by an organization called “The Skeptics Society.” The stories ask big questions about belief and about science. Are there aliens out there? Is climate… Read More

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Why FH Should Help Widows

In any community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, needy widows come to the top of the list of people we help. Jacinta is a partially-blind widow in Mozambique. Read More

  World Poverty
6 Ways You Can Help the Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

Wednesday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. As believers, we know God has a special place in his heart for the defenseless, and that is worth honoring on such a… Read More

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Finding Restoration in the Desert

Yesterday was World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This day acknowledges that desertification and drought are global problems and that joint action by the international community is needed… Read More

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The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

My wife casually popped into our room last weekend and reminded me that this coming Sunday was Father’s Day. I forgot it was approaching. She, of course, asked… Read More

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World Day Against Child Labor: Our Hands Tell a Story

Our Hands Tell a Story Look down at your hands for a moment.  Reflect on the story that your hands tell.  While perhaps your hands are soft and gentle to… Read More

Written by Gary Edmonds
Considering the Life and Values of Nelson Mandela

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The UN General Assembly launched Nelson Mandela International Day on his birthday in 2009 via a unanimous decision. This day also marks 100 years since his birth (July 18,… Read More

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The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss: Remembering the Children

Written by Samantha Harper

Remembering the Children There will come a moment in your life if it hasn’t already when the world stops and the gravity of mortality will hit you like a ton of bricks.  This may be sparked by a story on the news. Your doctor might give you medical advice to change… Read More

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World Cup 2018: Reflections on the Magic of Soccer

Written by Alice Zhang

As fans don jerseys worldwide, leading up to the World Cup final on July 15, I’m reminded by the undeniable magic soccer has to unite communities around the world. In a time where countries disagree on everything from trade tariffs to nuclear weapons, it’s refreshing… Read More

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Written by Gary Edmonds
Global Youth and the Rise of Education: A Reflection for Malala Day

Featured Image graphic from the film He Named Me Malala.  Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 21st birthday and is celebrated as Malala Day. The United Nations as it commemorates not only her birthday but also the day she delivered a powerful speech at the UN to call for… Read More

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How Do You Count People In Poverty?

Written by Carrie Woodward

How Do You Count People In Poverty? The Economist commented in October 2015, “The number of poor people is declining, but the data are fuzzy.” Finally, The Economist concludes, “Counting the poor, it seems, is almost… Read More

  Devotions

5 Companies to Support on World Chocolate Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

July 6 is World Chocolate Day — perhaps one of the best holidays of the year if you love chocolate as much as I do. The unfortunate reality is that many of the world’s top chocolate companies utilize child labor in their production. (click here for more) This… Read More

  Resources
Written by Alice Zhang
9 Quotes from our Founding Fathers on Advocating for the Poor

This July 4, the US is turning 242 years old. Considering that the youngest country in the world is only turning seven this year, in contrast, 242 is a pretty long time. While it’s been a tumultuous year around the globe in both political and… Read More

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From Intern to Full-time

Written by Guest

I distinctly remember the first time I held a letter from one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) sponsored children. It was my first day as an intern. All around the letter’s edges were the smallest, dust-colored fingerprints. I rubbed my own thumb over them and had to smile. Somewhere in… Read More

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Relationships Make the Difference in Church Partnerships

Written by Wendy McMahan

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tina Schuler and her family knew the answer was Bolivia, a mountainous country in South America. Why? Because a trip to Bolivia would allow them to meet their sponsored child! Discovering Bolivia… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
I Was A Child Sponsorship Skeptic

Skeptic magazine is a publication by an organization called “The Skeptics Society.” The stories ask big questions about belief and about science. Are there aliens out there? Is climate change real? Did Jesus actually exist?   When I was in college, I was skeptical about a lot… Read More

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Why FH Should Help Widows

Written by Beth Allen

In any community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, needy widows come to the top of the list of people we help. Jacinta is a partially-blind widow in Mozambique. Not only has she lost a husband, but all seven of her children have died.  She showed up in the community… Read More

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6 Ways You Can Help the Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

Written by Kendra Szabo

Wednesday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. As believers, we know God has a special place in his heart for the defenseless, and that is worth honoring on such a day, but we also know that we are called to be the hands and feet of our Lord. That can… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Gary Edmonds
Finding Restoration in the Desert

Yesterday was World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This day acknowledges that desertification and drought are global problems and that joint action by the international community is needed to combat them, particularly in Africa. de·sert·i·fi·ca·tion dəˌzərdəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun The process by which fertile land… Read More

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The Coffee and The Kiss: a Reflection on Father’s Day

Written by Mike Meyers

My wife casually popped into our room last weekend and reminded me that this coming Sunday was Father’s Day. I forgot it was approaching. She, of course, asked what I wanted to do, and I was quick to respond, “just be a father.” I spend quite a bit… Read More

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World Day Against Child Labor: Our Hands Tell a Story

Written by Samantha Harper

Our Hands Tell a Story Look down at your hands for a moment.  Reflect on the story that your hands tell.  While perhaps your hands are soft and gentle to care for those who are ill.  Maybe your hands have paper cuts on them from sorting documents on your office… Read More

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