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Written by Joel Mercado
Image Bearers: Those in Poverty Are Just Like Us

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. –Genesis 1:27   I was born in Bolivia. According to the World Bank, Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America… Read More

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God's Story: The Fall Changed Everything

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the ninth 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. Ask any ten people for a definition of poverty, and you’re likely to get ten… Read More

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God's Story: Peace and the Natural World

Written by Wendy McMahan

When we think of poverty, physical problems usually come to mind. We think of the lack of food, housing, work and money. These are all issues that stem back to the broken relationship between mankind and God’s Creation, Read More

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Written by Jordan Gustafson
What James 1 Tells Us About The Story We're Called to Live Out

As I reflect on the type of life that God has called Christians to live, I often find myself overthinking and overcomplicating the call. Maybe you are like me. We live in a flawed, hurting world that is in desperate need of the love of God. And yet, the scope… Read More

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God’s Story: You Look Like Your Father

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the seventh 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.   After stepping on a landmine and losing his leg, Yong went on to marry and have three… Read More

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God's Story: God's Character Matters

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the sixth 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. In the hills of northern Burundi, Joseph and Genesita rely on subsistence agriculture to feed their family. Unfortunately,… Read More

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Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: History is About Reconciliation

This post is the fifth 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.  If you met Ayesha in her community on the Ganges delta of Bangladesh, she would invite… Read More

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How Nehemiah Shows Us That Joy Strengthens Listening

Written by Jeremy Reis

If I told you that joy of the Lord directly strengthened our ability to listen to Him, what would you say? Think about the man named Nehemiah for a second. He was the man who led the people of Israel to rebuild the wall surrounding Jerusalem and provide hope, direction,… Read More

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What Does It Mean to Practice Resurrection?

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Call to the Good Life I’m a 20-something young woman living in an urban center, so you might be surprised to hear that my spiritual role model is an 84-year-old farmer from Kentucky. For the last several decades, the poet/farmer/philosopher has been a prophetic… Read More

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Written by Jeremy Reis
Reflecting on the Gift of God's Word

The recent distribution of Bibles in a small community in Kenya provided the joyful insight to what it means to a child to receive their very own Bible. Lkisomai, a 12-year-old boy, received God’s Word in his own hands, and stated with delight, “My favorite verse is John 3:16. Read More

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God's Story: "How" Is More Important Than "What"

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the fourth 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.  Eleuterio and Maria were some of the first people in their Bolivian community to sign up to help with… Read More

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The Truth About How You Can Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

Written by Carrie Woodward

Where generations before used cookbooks or recipe cards, I find all of my recipes — from one-pot pasta with creamy tomato sauce to chewy brown sugar chocolate chip cookies — via my Pinterest app. Read More

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
Entering Lent with the Right Heart, and Why It Matters

Tomorrow, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. Lent is considered one of the most important seasons on the liturgical calendar, spanning from Wednesday, March 6 to April 21 this year. It’s a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer, causing us to reflect on Christ’s great… Read More

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God's Story: Transformation Is Better Than Development

Written by Wendy McMahan

Many people look at the changes in a community and invoke the word “development.” They’re right; development has certainly occurred. However, we recognize that something more powerful than development has occurred. We use the word “transformation.” More than just a buzzword, transformation is at the heart of everything we do. Read More

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God's Story: How Clean Water Reveals the Kingdom of God

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the second in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. You’re invited to follow the series, starting with the first post.   For as long as Maria could remember, her community… Read More

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