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Dec 27

Announcing My Trip to Bangladesh!

A few months ago, Lindsey messaged me on Twitter in the middle of my work day and said, “Hey I have a quick question! Can I call you?” I messaged her back my new cell phone number, and a few moments later we were chatting. “So, do you wanna go to Bangladesh in January?” Dude, Lindsey. That is not a quick… Read more

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Nov 19

What I Like: Muslims

Hey Friendlings, I haven’t done a “Stuff I Like” post in a long time and thought we were due for one. I know many of you have been laying awake at night thinking, “WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES THAT WOMAN LIKE?!?!??” Because I care about you getting some good REM and waking up refreshed, I thought I would share… Read more

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Nov 15

Bangladesh!

Through a series of crazy, God-sized events and introductions a few weeks ago, I met this really fantastic gal named Lindsey who works with Food For the Hungry.  We had a beer and talked real life.  We connected. Then, a week or so later, I got an email from my fun new friend asking if I’d ever be… Read more

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Nov 14

WHO DO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH?

Experiencing Africa with FH gave me a new perspective about so much in my life. One of the realizations I have had is that for too long I have forgotten that life is more than what habits I have let in and what day to day routines I am in. Without an occasional, “Do I really like… Read more

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Nov 14

4 THINGS I APPRECIATE ABOUT THE WAY FH WORKS

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: Read more

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Nov 14

{ETHIOPIA DAY 5!}

On our second to last day in Ethiopia we visited a few more of FH’s Child-Headed Households. Read more

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Nov 14

THE STORY OF ENTESH

Yesterday was our first full day in Ethiopia. In the morning, we hopped on a bus that took us away from the bustling capital city of Addis Ababa and into the valley region near the river of Zeway.  In this rural area, plagued by difficulty with soil and lack of crops, Food for the Hungry… Read more

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Nov 14

THE REALITY OF CHILD-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS IN AFRICA

Last week I went on a trip to Ethiopia with Food for the Hungry.  I knew that a portion of our trip would be spent visiting the homes of sponsored children, so that we could see the way child sponsorship was transforming their lives. When I saw the schedule for our time in the village of… Read more

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Nov 14

PLEADING NOT GUILTY

I was worried I’d grown numb to it. Maybe I’d become calloused. Hardened. Immune. Because poverty wasn’t affecting me like it used to. When I faced it as a teenager—on mission trips to places like Nicaragua and Botswana—my eyes and my heart were opened to things I never knew existed in the world. I was wrecked… Read more

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Nov 14

FACES OF ETHIOPIA

We just finished up a long but energizing day in Ethiopia.  I only got about 5 hours of sleep last night, but it didn’t matter because today was the day to meet our sponsored children.  I’m trying to gather my thoughts enough to tell you about it, but first let me share some of my… Read more

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