Posts Tagged "FHBloggers"


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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More glimpses into the trip that left us all changed. {Pictures by David Molnar, photographer extraordinaire. Go check out his stuff. Beg him to shoot for you. Grovel. It’s worth it.} Thanks for joining us on the journey!  And…It’s not too late to sponsor a child through Food for the Hungry.   Have you been to Ethiopia? How has Africa changed...

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About a year and a half ago, I stepped into a journey, a journey of exploration, to learn everything I could about orphan care. I had heard the alarming statistics at Catalyst and felt a tug to be a part of the solution. Whatever that meant.  I just want to know more about what options I have for helping alleviate the orphan crisis. We are called so clearly throughout scripture to care for orphans. And I want to know how. I quickly...

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This is Ethiopia…

This is Ethiopia…


Posted By on Jul 14, 2012 in FH Blogger Trips | 6 comments

At least the beautiful slice of it I’ve seen this trip. {All pictures by David Molnar, the punniest photographer I know. Dude is pretty talented too. Go check out his stuff. } The Acacia trees. The bumpy van rides that fostered blogger bonding. The only lake you can swim in in Ethiopia, Lake Langano. {The red color is from all the minerals not dirt.} We dipped our feet in {so now we can say we ‘swam’ in Africa, using...

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Today I met a child I sponsor through FH. His name is Kenenisa Negash Bune and he is 7 years old. Kenenisa lives in a rural community named Jido which is located in the Great Rift Valley, a community that because of its erratic rainfall {which we experienced firsthand} is one of the most food insecure areas in Ethiopia. The kids in Jido live in destitute conditions. Destitute conditions. It was tough. I have never seen anything like...

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Last summer I heard Brian Fikkert, one of the authors of When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…And Yourself, speak {his co-author Steve Corbett is a former regional director for FH}. During the session, Fikkert touched on the differences between relief and development. Here are a few notes I took from his talk Development: The process of ongoing change that is moving people closer to being in right...

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