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What is the Meaning of “All Things Work Together for Our Good?”

Larry Ward all things work together

How long could you go without a source of income? If you didn’t have a paying job for a few months or even a year, would you still be able to trust that God was working everything together for your good? When Larry Ward founded Food for the Hungry (FH) at the age of 45, […]

What is the Meaning of “Wealth Attracts Many Friends”?

Wealth Attracts Many Friends

Is it true that wealth attracts many friends? Do the rich easily accumulate friends, and the poor have none?  When you think about the qualities of a true friend, you probably think of loyalty, kindness and trustworthiness. Empathy probably also makes the list, and we all like friends who are fun to be around.  What […]

What Is the Meaning of “There Will Be No Poor Among You”?

No Poor Among You

Can you imagine a world where no one is poor? If there was no physical poverty, and no children suffered from stunted growth due to hunger. People would not beg on street corners, soup kitchens would cease to exist, and no nation would be labeled as a “impoverished” country. Such a world has never existed. […]

What Is the Meaning of the Golden Rule?

Golden Rule reading

In Matthew 7:12 Jesus says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What does the Golden Rule mean, and what wisdom can we gain from studying it?

What Is the Meaning of “Whoever Watches the Wind Will Not Plant”?

Watches the Wind Meaning

It’s planting season in the northern hemisphere. For gardeners like me, spring is the most hopeful time of the year. My garden is full of young plants promising tomatoes, melons, and zucchini by the end of the summer. Of course, not every plant will produce what its seed packet promises. That’s part of the fun […]

What Is the Meaning of “A Camel Going Through the Eye of a Needle”?

Women in Kenya gather under a tree in colorful clothing

“Easier for a Camel to Go Through the Eye of a Needle” One of the most well-known Scripture passages about wealth is also one of the most confusing. Why does Jesus compare the wealthy with camels, and is He really saying that the rich won’t make it into heaven? The scene takes place in Judea, […]

The Poor You Will Always Have With You—What Did Jesus Mean?

woman perfume poor

Have you ever known someone who was really passionate about poverty? The kind of person who goes on short-term mission trips, donates to help the poor, and seems to truly believe that poverty can be overcome? You may have wondered if that person was really thinking straight. After all, Jesus said, “The poor you will always […]

God’s Story: Poverty Will End Forever

Scene of some community members under a tree in Uganda

This post is the fifteenth (and final) in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post. Pastor Aguek sat on the floor of his tent with his wife and four children, considering what to do. His youngest child was sick, lying […]

God’s Story: How to Persevere When Life is Hard

Landscape photo of gray rain clouds and light peaking through over a gray Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, where FH is responding.

This post is the fourteenth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post. You can read the next post in this series here. “I hear it a lot from my family members. They say, ‘Why are you helping (Syrian refugees)?’” […]

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
 
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.