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You Can Bless Vulnerable People With Freedom

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

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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

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Abandoned Kids ... It's not OK!

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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

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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Clean Water -- Let's Be Part of the Solution Together

Written by Kendra Szabo

Let’s not overthink this. Water is elemental to life and prosperity. Since the beginning of humanity, water has influenced where we live, what we eat, how we conduct business and nearly every other aspect of our lives. Today, those who have abundant and potable water often take it… Read More

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Why End Poverty?

Seemingly insurmountable goals do not make for compelling missions. We are accustomed to getting things accomplished. We have tools that allow us to work on several things at once. We enjoy seeing progress towards our goals. We like to check off boxes. And we do NOT enjoy working on things… Read More

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9.4 Million

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9,400,000 people. It’s difficult to imagine that number of people. It’s about the size of 120 full professional football stadiums. Or almost equivalent to the population of the country of Hungary. For us at Food for the Hungry (FH), it is 9.4 million confirmations that God is calling us to walk… Read More

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Have a Wonderful Christmas!

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Christmas is important! That may sound obvious, but I am not certain we declare its value enough. In this day in age when the concept of Christmas is more related to consumerism than anything religious, I want us all to take a moment to proclaim for ourselves… our families…… Read More

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American Christian or Christian American?

Photo from Creative Commons on Flickr Is there a difference? At first glance, it might seem that there is not or that the distinction is a trivial one. The question needs a second glance. Let me personalize this. I’m a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. Read More

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Humbled by Coffee Growers

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Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November,  my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of… Read More

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A Conversation With Gary Edmonds, FH's New President/CEO

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Gary Edmonds, FH President/CEO Today Food for the Hungry (FH) has a new President/CEO, Gary Edmonds. God has prepared Gary throughout his life for this responsibility, a position that demands not only a well-developed business acumen, but a special blend of character, commitment, compassion and humility. His previous… Read More

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Glory

Sunrise in Peru   In Colossians 1:27, Paul wrote about the riches of the mystery “which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This week the US staff of Food for the Hungry (FH) is having an awards day. Several members of our… Read More

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Grace

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Let me tell a story of grace. My father grew up on a 600-acre family estate in Virginia. The land was granted by the English Earl of Dunmore in the mid-1700s. “Back Creek” is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the most beautiful country in the world. My… Read More

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The Social Gospel?

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From the 1920s and 30s, the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy had a powerful and ongoing effect upon the American church. Many of the “fundamentalists” were highly educated, articulate and understood that they were called not to be simply against the culture of their time, but were called to participate in and… Read More

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