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Written by Ryan Brown
Confessions of a Child Sponsorship Skeptic

My name is Ryan and I am a recovering child sponsorship skeptic. When I came to Food for the Hungry just over 10 years ago, it wasn’t that I doubted that good work was being done through child sponsorship. I would never have come to work Food for the Hungry… Read More

  From Our Leadership

5 Reasons Why Leaders Matter

Written by whiteboard

There is a lot of conversation lately about what are admirable qualities of a leader. In Christian circles, the conversations are even more intense when we add in the question of what a leader should and shouldn’t be if they are a follower of Jesus. I am not going to… Read More

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Kingdom of God and Work Life

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I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. — John 3:3 For the last 30 years, I have made it a discipline to read through the entire Bible over the course of the calendar year. Read More

  Disaster Relief
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13 Million Changed Lives in 2015

It is hard to find a happy headline these days, isn’t it? Some bit of good news that supersedes all the sad stories. In 2015, compassionate people like yourself helped serve more than 13 million of the world’s most vulnerable people through support of Food for the Hungry (FH). Read More

  From Our Leadership

A Vulnerable Christmas

Written by whiteboard

Christmas is a beautiful time of year. We clear our schedules and seek out the love of family and friends in warm, time-honored traditions that help us feel like there is a consistency to our lives year after year. In part, we seek joy and peace when we celebrate Christmas. Maybe… Read More

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Giving with Wider Hearts

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What’s the difference between an investor and a donor? Wide hearts. I think that understanding the difference will determine if we are able to meaningfully meet the needs of the most vulnerable in a way that is pleasing to God. We are blessed at Food for the Hungry… Read More

  From Our Leadership
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Ending Poverty in Our Lifetime

It’s not okay… when 12 year old girls are married because their families can no longer care for them. that every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday. that more than 2.6 billion people—over 40 percent of the world’s population—do not have basic sanitation, and… Read More

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Who Run the World? Girls!

Written by whiteboard

I’ve heard it proclaimed by a modern day influencer of culture, “Who run the world? GIRLS!” No, I do not claim to know the rest of Beyonce’s ballad. But I can say that on a recent trip to Guatemala, this was the most piercing truth that we experienced. Read More

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Thoughts About Jihad, Christian Beheadings and Radicalization

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If you pay attention to news reports, you could easily reach the conclusion that a spiritual plague of biblical proportions has descended on the world – youth being radicalized in ways that confound their parents, images of Christian beheadings, lone wolf American jihadists creating bombs from kitchen tools. You might… Read More

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The Key to Sustainability

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: Are these solutions sustainable? Of course I care about other aspects of how poverty… Read More

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You Can Bless Vulnerable People With Freedom

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What are your plans for this 4th of July, America’s Independence Day? Perhaps you will travel and visit loved ones, or host a barbeque, or simply go outside in the evening to watch the fireworks. As you celebrate this important holiday, take time to thank God for this nation… Read More

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5 Ways to Build a Bridge of Life in the Hunger Gap

Written by whiteboard

I travel a lot in my work with Food for the Hungry (FH). Like most Americans, I’m often struck by the sharp contrasts between life in U.S. and life amongst the world’s most vulnerable people. What struck me this time was food … or lack of it. On… Read More

  Disaster Relief
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Abandoned Kids ... It's not OK!

It’s not OK for any child to be abandoned — left alone in the world. But it happens. Especially in Africa. A family, strangled by poverty, struggles to find enough food. Then disease kills the dad. Then the mom dies… Read More

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Walking With Refugees

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The refugee. They are amongst the most vulnerable, most abandoned, and most forgotten people in the world. They are the silent result of loud, violent and intrusive conflicts. They are the millions of hushed voices desiring peace in the midst of war and injustice. God’s heart weeps for the refugee. Read More

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Easter: Running towards the Roar

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During the Easter season, I have found myself thinking about the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ in light of the resurrection. The cross and the empty tomb go together. As the writer of Hebrews declared, “for the joy set before Jesus, he endured the cross, scorning its shame.” Simply… Read More

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