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The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

The blessing of eating, the power of feeding

“I’m starving to death!” It’s 11:30 a.m., and I’m leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It’s been three hours since I’ve eaten breakfast, and I’m already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I’m powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in...
Will you be an answer to someone’s prayers?

Will you be an answer to someone’s prayers?

There’s nothing quite like getting a surprise package in the mail from people who love you. I was in the midst of a two-year term living overseas, and I was struggling. Out of nowhere my life had become very hard. Health issues, relational issues, spiritual issues —...
Bicycles, boats, and boda bodas

Bicycles, boats, and boda bodas

The old, wooden boat slid its way through the waters of Lake Kivu. The boat’s passengers steered the vessel, laden with heavy boxes of food, toward Ishwa Island in Rwanda. They could see the shoreline, which could only be reached by boat, in the distance — full of...
Zimbabwe: ‘We cry for help’

Zimbabwe: ‘We cry for help’

  “Just when we thought our country was on its way to better days, disaster struck and yet again we cry for help,” our Zimbabwe partner told us Wednesday morning. “The worst natural disaster in decades hit an unprepared and struggling nation.” In fact, Cyclone...
In war-ravaged Yemen, your help is vital!

In war-ravaged Yemen, your help is vital!

Yemen’s nearly four-year civil war has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Three-fourths of the population doesn’t have enough food and other essentials, and children have been affected the most. They are slowly starving to death. But for $35, you can help...
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