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Jan 29

A Mother’s Heart

I’ve been away from my family now for almost 6 days.  I miss them.  Not in a falling apart, totally pitiful sort of way so much as a my-son-got-sick-and-I-wanted-to-help-cuddle-him-myself sort of way.  That’s just how moms are you know.  I want the best for my kids, and I want to be there to see it… Read more

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Jan 29

Bangladesh Day 4

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Jan 29

Marriage, Baby Tinkles, and Mutual Love of Gold

So much of this country is in heart wrenching poverty from over population, caste system discrimination, health and economic ignorance. Pictures alone can make those of us who grew up with running water and more than three meals of rice a day- weep.  But what is blowing me away and why I want you all to listen closely… Read more

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Jan 29

Meeting My Sponsored Child

Yesterday morning I woke up at 5 a.m. Dhaka time with an hour and a half drive ahead of us. Today was the day. I was going to meet the child I sponsor. When I learned I’d be going on this trip to Bangladesh with Food for the Hungry, Max & I decided to sponsor a… Read more

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Jan 28

3 GREAT REASONS TO WRITE YOUR SPONSOR CHILD

[#1] A few weeks ago, my oldest son Nolan decided that he wanted to write a letter and draw a picture to our sponsor child Kemal. He then disappeared for well over 30 minutes, and then came back with this….Needless to say, I couldn’t have written a more heartfelt and sweet letter myself. There are so… Read more

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Jan 28

Bangladesh and Savings

One of the things that I’ve been so impressed by during our time in Bangladesh is our savings group model. It is obvious that these savings groups are the bedrock of our work in Bangladesh. They allow us to impact a community wholistically. Not only do the groups allow women to save for a future together,… Read more

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Jan 28

The Legend of Fulmoti and Joy

I really can’t put into words how my soul was moved today.  As we piled into the van at 6:30am to drive two hours to our destination, I had a few things heavy on my mind and heart. I felt down and distracted and the Bangali landscape of polution and poverty deepened it all. Read more

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Jan 28

Meeting Ritu

I love meeting new people.  It’s kinda just a thing I really enjoy.  And today I met a new person who I think may have changed me forever.  Her name is Ritu and she lives in a tiny village in Bangladesh. Read more

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Jan 28

Bangladesh Day 3

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Jan 28

Bangladesh in Pictures

We had a great day today in Bangladesh. A long, great day. We drove out to a rural Hindu community that Food for the Hungry has worked in since 2011. Read more

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