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Written by Kendra Szabo
5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

A few times a year, we at Food for the Hungry (FH) send you a letter from your sponsored child. They typically tell you about their favorite classes, their hobbies, their family. Then they usually will ask you a question. That’s one prompt for your response, but what else is… Read More

  Sponsor Impact

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

  Devotions

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

  Devotions
Written by Carrie Woodward
Why There Are So Few Women and Girls in Science

Meet Wangari Maathai: Activist, Environmentalist, Author, and Professor Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She encouraged women to plant trees, think ecologically, and championed democracy and women’s rights. The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace… 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

  Devotions

Education is a Privilege, Not an Obligation

Written by Staff Writer

Do you still remember what high school was like? I do. Every morning, the light would peek in through my bedroom curtains, begging me to get up. When the alarm clock finally rang, I was forced with a decision. Could I get away with not showering today so I can sleep for 10 more minutes? Or… Read More

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Written by Daniel White
Photo Essay: Capturing Sacred Moments in Cox's Bazar

Of all the places I’ve traveled to and of all the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet, no one else has shared a story with so much pain than the story Bennu and Darkar shared with me during a recent trip to Bangladesh. Here’s how… Read More

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3 Hidden Costs of Being a Refugee

Written by Esther Martinez

Refugee [noun]: A person who has been forced to leave their country due to war, persecution, or natural disaster. We’ve all seen photos of refugee camps. Tents stretch on for miles and thousands of families line up for food and water. Nights are cold, little ones cough and cry, and hope is… Read More

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Year-End Giving: 3 Things to Consider in 2018

Written by Alice Zhang

As I reflect on this past year, the word that stands out for 2018 is “provision.” Despite the highs and lows, here we are in December, at the close of the year. Likewise, I want my giving to be an integral part of commemorating God’s blessings to me for the year. If my… Read More

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Written by Alice Zhang
3 Ways FH Builds Sustainable Clean Water Solutions

At a restaurant earlier this week, a waiter asked me if I wanted tap water or sparkling water. Without blinking twice, I said tap water–and then realized how much underlying privilege that single question held. Not only do we have clean tap water for drinking, showering, and washing clothes, but… Read More

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As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

Written by Alice Zhang

2018 hasn’t been an easy year. Gloomy headlines tell of migrant caravans and boatloads of refugees off the Italian coast. Stories about the Rohingya refugees paint dire pictures of seemingly hopeless situations. Every day, it can feel like the hard places get harder for the displaced. Even the… Read More

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3 Tips for Conscious Christmas Shopping

Written by Wendy McMahan

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing, I’ve been revisiting my thoughts about how my daily purchases impact the rest of the world. We live in a world where everything is available at the click of a button. But there’s so much injustice built into the system that provides… Read More

  World Poverty
Written by Alice Zhang
Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

One of my friends who’s an environmental engineer used to always make the distinction when we went hiking. Whenever one of us dusted up the trail or trekked through a muddy puddle, she would make the same nerdy joke: “it’s not dirty, it’s soiled!” or vice versa. Quiz… Read More

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How Do You Shape Thankful Hearts with Family?

Written by Mike Meyers

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Frankly, not always a lot, since holidays can be an busy time of year. But when I do carve out free time, I always make sure to talk to my kids about being generous. How many times do we take the… Read More

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When Nature Calls: World Toilet Day 2018

Written by Andrea Hamilton

We’ve all been there. Dealing with the toddler that swore he didn’t need to potty before the long road trip.. and suddenly needs to make an emergency pitstop, because he just can’t hold it anymore. The day the commute from work took twice as long… and all you could think about was… Read More

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