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Written by Gary Edmonds
What the Bible Says About Labor

And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. —1 Thessalonians 5:14   In the United States, Labor Day comes around the first Monday of every September. For many, the day means four important… Read More

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The Role of Hope in Recovering From Disasters

Written by Mike Meyers

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13 Like many, I found the news reports of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation both horrifying and inspiring. Victims. Read More

  Disaster Relief

Education: How You Can Become a Giver of Hope

Written by Mike Meyers

When my staff said that July 12 was Malala Day, I had to ask, “What’s that?” Malala Yousafzai (Photo by Simon Davis/DFID) I immediately knew when I heard the name of Malala Yousafzai. She’s the Pakastani teenager who the Taliban shot in the face for wanting an education. She… Read More

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Written by Mike Meyers
A Father's Pride: From Potatoes to Papayas

In a land that was once dry and inhospitable, I met a Bolivian father in the village of Keualanni. He used to have trouble growing much more than potatoes. Like the rest of the farmers in his community, his children cried from hunger every day and night. One out of… Read More

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Refugees: “I wish it had happened to you.”

Written by Mike Meyers

Haya had to flee or die. Her baby strapped to her back, she hoisted her 2-year-old and her 4-year-old under each of her arms. A kind stranger carried her oldest child, a disabled boy who is blind. With a final glance back, she left her modest home and everything she… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Famine in East Africa

Written by Gary Edmonds

It grieves me that so little news media in the Western Hemisphere focus on it. The United Nations is now calling it the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. It’s famine in East Africa, including in countries where Food for the Hungry works. As livestock die from lack of food… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Gary Edmonds
Women: The Key to Restoring Balance in a Community

When I consider the most effective ways to end poverty, I think of empowering women. It’s like the mobiles that my wife lovingly hung above our children’s cribs when they were babies. Different elements of the mobile dangled at different levels. Together they kept the colorful toy in balance. Similarly,… Read More

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A New Year, A New Opportunity

Written by whiteboard

I believe the stories and lessons of our past must inform our future. God teaches us and brings us through experiences so that they help us make better decisions moving forward. In 2016, I learned a lot about how God wants to use you, me, Food for the Hungry and… Read More

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Merry Christmas from Children Around the World

Written by Gary Edmonds

It’ll always be about the kids! Of course the story of Christmas is about one child. The child that offers us forgiveness, hope and abundant love. When we think of Christmas, images of children playing and laughing often ensue. I think that’s because the joy of Christmas is best appreciated… Read More

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Written by whiteboard
Light in Darkness: How will you Celebrate Christmas?

Can you remember the past six Christmases? What have been your favorite memories? How much has your life changed over that time? While many in the Middle East don’t celebrate Christmas, some do. And for them, this will be the sixth Christmas in crisis. The Sixth. Whether or not… Read More

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Keyhole Garden Yields Benefits for Arizona Gardener

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Today’s guest blogger is Charlie Tardibuono, Food for the Hungry’s Chief Information Officer, who guides our technology efforts worldwide from the Phoenix office. He worked with several other FH staff to build a keyhole garden at his Arizona home. To his delight, he found that the keyhole outperform… Read More

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Educating Girls to Survive - One Class at a Time

Written by whiteboard

Ten years ago, my wife and I had our first child. We were thrilled with our beautiful, healthy baby girl. Anyone who has had a child knows the feeling you get that moment the baby comes – what an amazing experience (says the guy who did… Read More

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The Girl Child Matters

The Girl Child. Why do we even have a day that separates out female children from male children? Because for millions of little girls around the world, their lives are treated differently. And in many cases, it’s not ok. Kenya Nomadic Girls School from Food for… Read More

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Save a Life With Goats - Kid to Kid

Written by whiteboard

So bear with me for a moment. I’ll get to the goats. I’m sure you’ve heard of El Niño. But did you know that the effects are global and widespread? The weather system wreaking havoc and creating droughts and floods. Here’s what the US Embassy in Ethiopia… Read More

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A Saint's View on Charity: Motivation Matters

Written by whiteboard

Mother Teresa understood that acts of charity need to be rooted in the holiest of motivations. So on this International Day of Charity, a day sanctioned by the United Nations in honor of her on the day of her death, and now the day of her canonization as a saint, we celebrate her ideas that continue to encourage the world towards peace, compassion and good will towards others. Read More

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