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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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Written by Wendy McMahan
Join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Here’s what the World Council of Prayers has to say about the need to end famine. “We are not only called to respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers in dire situations in a compassionate, timely and sufficient manner. We are also commanded to see the… Read More

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Child Sponsorship: Hunger Sunday is May 7th!

Written by Sara Chambers

Hunger Sunday is a nation-wide day in partnership with Food for the Hungry to spread awareness about child sponsorship. This coming Sunday, May 7th is a day when churches all over unite to make a difference in the lives of children by inviting their congregation into child… Read More

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Prayer and Research Lead to Missions Partnership

Written by Wendy McMahan

In 2011, Marc Daniels was praying for the Lord to reveal His plan for his church’s missions program. As the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Avondale, Louisiana, Marc had been on mission trips. He struggled to find the right fit for his church’s capacity. Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
U.S. Children Send Love to Haiti

“I do not have to wait until I am an adult to make a difference.” These words came from 15-year-old Taylor Pratte of Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania. Taylor and her family belong to LCBC Church, which partners with Food for the Hungry (FH) to provide community… Read More

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Why Does Lent Matter?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

In two days, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday. It’s considered one of the most important days on the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent (March 1-April 13 this year), which is a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer. The time culminates with… Read More

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Empowering the Church Leadership to Serve the Poor

Written by Sara Chambers

Church leadership, Pastor Saroeun and another church member, give some food to a poor family. One of the many things I love about Food for the Hungry is how we work with local leaders. We help to raise them up to become invested in their own communities. We’re finding… Read More

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