The Places I Go


Meeting Yesica

Meeting Yesica


Posted By on Aug 8, 2013 in FH Blogger Trips | 2 comments

This is a guest post from Bronwen Dunn. Bronwen works with me in the Food for the Hungry Artists Program. This trip to Guatemala was her first time to see FH’s work up close. And to meet her sponsor child. I hope you enjoy!  Imagine a moment when the world stands still and changes all at once. Today was that day. I entered a secluded village in the lush, jungle-covered mountains of Guatemala to the smell of burning wood and the...

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Often people visit Guatemala and focus on the things that they don’t have.  Closets full of clothes. Hot showers and warm beds. An abundance of choices when it comes to what they are going to eat and drink. But I can’t stop thinking about what they do have.  These people have love. The way the Guatemalans we’ve met on this trip love one another {and even virtual strangers} is something worth envying. They are the...

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There are a lot of things I love about FH. Our team. Our leadership. Our fields. Our programs. Our philosophy of sustainability and innovation in all things. But one of my very favorite things at FH is learning about and from our Savings Groups.  {You might remember in January when I met the Rose Savings Group in Bangladesh.} Today we met El Quetzal Savings Group in Guatemala. Y’all these women were such an inspiration. For the last...

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We Made It!

We Made It!


Posted By on Aug 4, 2013 in FH Blogger Trips | 1 comment

I left Nashville first thing this morning {Well, not quite first thing. Thankfully my alarm went off at 6 am and not the dreaded 350 am. I sure do hate those 6 am flights.} Two plane rides… and a 5 hour bus ride later… we have found all our people and arrived safely in Alta Verapaz, a mountainous region north of Guatemala City.  The landscape on the drive was stunning. We drifted in and out of lanes, villages, rain storms...

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I love to travel. I haven’t found a place I don’t like. But some places I hold especially dear. Guatemala is one of those places. I traveled their a couple of years ago and visited several communities outside of Guatemala City with Compassion International…a life-changing trip. And then got to go back with Food for the Hungry earlier this year and saw several mountain communities in Northern...

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Let’s Wrestle Together

Let’s Wrestle Together


Posted By on Jul 22, 2013 in Conferences | 0 comments

I posted this a month or so ago on the Idea Camp blog but I realized that I had never shared it here. I hope you will read and consider joining us September 20 and 21 {my BIRTHDAY} in Austin. It’s going to be a jam packed couple of days with rich conversations around how can we love and care for one another better. Tickets are only $89 and you can register here.   A couple of years ago, I attended Idea Camp: Orphan Care. The...

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