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Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: God's Character Matters

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

  Devotions

5 Reasons Why Healthy Families are Essential to Ending Extreme Poverty

Written by Alice Zhang

Every 15th of May, the United Nations has designated as International Day of Families. In celebration of this important part of society, we highlight these reasons why families are essential in the fight to end extreme poverty in the hard places.  Families come in… Read More

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5 Things To Include in Your Child Sponsorship Letters

Written by Kendra Szabo

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
Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: "How" Is More Important Than "What"

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

Why There Are So Few Women and Girls in Science

Written by Carrie Woodward

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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Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: How Clean Water Reveals the Kingdom of God

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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Photo Essay: Capturing Sacred Moments in Cox's Bazar

Written by Daniel White

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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Written by Esther Martinez
3 Hidden Costs of Being a Refugee

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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3 Ways FH Builds Sustainable Clean Water Solutions

Written by Alice Zhang

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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Written by Alice Zhang
As heaven-bound migrants, what's our responsibility to the world?

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

Calling All "Plant Moms" and Environmentalists on World Soil Day

Written by Alice Zhang

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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