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Written by Wendy McMahan
City on a Hill: When the Local Church Reaches Out

  “What would be lost, and how would the world be worse off, if our church ceased to exist?” – Father Gary Nicolosi, “Seven Questions Every Church Should Ask”    Food for the Hungry (FH) partners with churches around the world. Some of these churches,… Read More

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Discovering the “Mission” in Mission Trips

Written by Wendy McMahan

How much can a mission team accomplish in one or two weeks overseas? It depends on a number of factors, but the most important factor is the year-round relationship that the American church builds with the community they’re seeking to serve. The leaders and congregation at Blackhawk… 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 Wendy McMahan
Seven Small Ways Your Church Can Make a Big Impact

Does world poverty seem like an overwhelming task? We often talk to church leaders who want to make a personal connection with people living in poverty, but they know that they can’t do everything. We interviewed leaders at seven churches who told us about simple ways their churches have made… Read More

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Pastors Discover Vibrant People in Lima, Peru

Written by Wendy McMahan

The first thing Aaron Coe noticed after landing in Lima, Peru was the sheer volume of people. “It’s a city of 11 million people,” Aaron commented. “Driving on your way from the airport to the hotel, you’d notice vans had been converted to buses and were holding 15-20… Read More

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Volunteer in an Office, Change the World

Written by Wendy McMahan

Have you ever considered that you could work to end poverty while stuffing envelopes? Barbara Chapman, Volunteer Recruiter for Food for the Hungry (FH), sees it happen every day. She connects volunteers in our Phoenix office with opportunities to impact communities globally. “My job is to represent a people who face… Read More

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Written by Sara Chambers
What Everybody Ought to Know About Church Partnerships

When I was in youth group in high school, we went to Mexico and built a house for a family who once had nothing but tarps to call home. It wasn’t a church partnership. It was just a one-off. I don’t wish to devalue the home we built for… Read More

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4 Ways to Grow Closer to God During Lent

Written by Beth Allen

We often think of Lent as the time of year when we give something up.  But what if, instead, we made changes in habits instead? What if we took up something, rather than gave something up? When I lived in San Antonio, Texas, I attended the annual re-enactment of Christ’s… Read More

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One Sunday to Change the World Through Sponsorship

Written by Wendy McMahan

What if your church could change the world in one weekend? On May 6, 2018, your church can join other congregations across the nation for Hunger Sunday. It’s a time to share the opportunity to end poverty for children, families, and communities around the world. At Food for the… Read More

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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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