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Written by Wendy McMahan
How One Church Experiences the Joy of Giving

Looking for a focus for your church’s Lent, summer, or other seasonal series? Stanwood Foursquare Church in Stanwood, Washington has found a unique way to center their holidays. They use the Food for the Hungry (FH) gift catalog as an opportunity for their church… Read More

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This Christmas, Iowa Children Wish for... Earthworms?

Written by Wendy McMahan

While many American children are asking for the latest toys and electronics this Christmas, Molly Juza’s sons have asked for more unique items: earthworms, sheep, and a handwashing system. The Juzas are part of Orchard Hill Church (OHC), an Iowa church with… Read More

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Social Glue is Helping Hunger in a Bolivian Community

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Story About Community in Bolivia Travel with me to Sucre, an old and beautiful city in the highlands of Bolivia. The city is full of historic buildings, lush parks, and a vibrant city culture. Its nickname is “chocolate capital” of the country.  But… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Child Sponsorship Multiplies Texas Pastor's Ministry

Pastor Sam Goff and his family are child sponsors of Laura, a little girl in Guatemala. More than a photo on their refrigerator, child sponsorship has made Laura like a member of the Goff family. “My daughter writes our family’s letters to Laura,” Sam said,… Read More

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The Reformation: A Sandwich of Faith, Hope and Love

Written by Gary Edmonds

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13   Notice how faith and love sandwich the word hope in 1 Corinthians 13:13? There’s a reason for that. On this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, let’s pause… Read More

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Engaging Culture from Long Island to Guatemala

Written by Wendy McMahan

Sherry Varughese visited Guatemala to meet the community where her church has partnered. Lighthouse Community Church in Commack, New York, was engaging with other cultures long before they began to partner with Food for the Hungry (FH). As an ethnically inclusive community in the multicultural… Read More

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Written by Randall Davey
Praying For Parts

When Christians gather, they inevitably pray. It’s a right and fitting thing to do. They pray to kick off small-group meetings, choir practice, chapel, Sunday worship, Sunday School, seminars on Financial Peace and board meetings. Before every head is bowed and every eye closed, someone generally asks for prayer requests… Read More

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Concern for the Poor Leads Pastor to Guatemala and Washington, DC

Written by Wendy McMahan

Calvary Lutheran Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the longest standing church partners of Food for the Hungry (FH), having worked with FH in Guatemala for the past 18 years. Recently their pastor, Ed Grant, discovered another facet to Calvary’s relationship with… Read More

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Prayers of Lay Humanitarian Heroes in Lebanon

Written by Staff Writer

Last week fifteen volunteer educators from churches across Lebanon spent their entire Saturday gathered in the hills above Beirut. They collaborated to coordinate the education programs they offer to over 1,200 vulnerable refugee students in eight different programs. Food for the Hungry’s local implementing partner, the Lebanese Society for Educational… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Georgia Church Unifies Local and Global Missions Strategies

Can international missions have an impact on a church’s local ministry? CrossPoint City Church of Cartersville, Georgia, has found that one approach is effective in both international missions and local missions. It Started With a Trip Four years ago, Pastor James Griffin… Read More

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Haiti Stole My Heart

Written by Staff Writer

It’s been a three-year journey that started on September 7, 2014. I had just started going to a new church.  The sermon was on What If. What if God was who he said he is? Not the God that we have designed but the One true God. So, the question… Read More

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Christmas in July: Hearing the Heart Behind Hope Tree

Written by Sara Chambers

Phil Assink is Lead Pastor at Faith Community Church in Edmonds, Washington. We recently sat down with him to hear his thoughts about the church’s relationship with Food for the Hungry and their kingdom-minded approach to global missions following their sponsorship event, Hope Tree. FH: Why did your church decide… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
Your Church Can Respond to Famine in South Sudan

Churches across the world are waking up to the famine that has struck East Africa. In South Sudan, climate conditions have combined with political conflict and a collapsing economy to bring devastation. The United Nations has declared a famine in South… Read More

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How Peace Seals in All Other Good Work

Written by Kendra Szabo

“The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:26 What a beautiful verse, am I right? This verse falls at the end of the priestly blessing commanded by God to Moses for all of His people. In modern English, you may have heard the entire… Read More

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Arizona Church Responds to Poverty in Bolivia

Written by Wendy McMahan

Arizona Community Church (ACC) is located in Tempe, Arizona, just miles away from the Food for the Hungry (FH) Global Service Center in Phoenix. ACC has had a heart for missions and has supported missionaries around the world for many years. So when… Read More

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