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Letting a kid be a kid

Letting a kid be a kid

Most 8-year-old boys love to wrestle, explore, and learn new and exciting facts.But Enock didn’t want to do any of those fun things. He didn’t want to run — he could barely stand on his own because his joints were so swollen and painful.He didn’t feel like going...
Hunger steals from one generation after the next

Hunger steals from one generation after the next

Despite the meaning of her name, baby Genesis isn’t the beginning of her family’s story of struggle. That began long ago — decades before Genesis was ever born. And she isn’t the first in her family to suffer from malnutrition. Unfortunately, malnutrition is a vicious...
Feed the stomach, feed the mind

Feed the stomach, feed the mind

My 2-year-old nephew, Emerson, loves books … and he can’t even read yet. He’ll tote around his favorite board books, flip through them upside-down, and jabber a story he’s making up in his head. You can tell he can’t wait to read on his own. He already knows his...
Why August is a dangerous month for many kids

Why August is a dangerous month for many kids

If you’re like I am, you’re tired of the unbearable humidity and mugginess, and you’re ready for fall to arrive. Being out in the sweltering heat can sap your energy … and it’s even worse if you haven’t had anything to eat all day.  The dry air and scorching...
The four W’s of the global hunger crisis

The four W’s of the global hunger crisis

Worldwide hunger remains one of the most critical needs facing our world today. Countless men, women, and children suffer from swollen bellies, hollow cheeks, and the constant, gnawing pains of starvation. But who are these people? Where do they live? And why is...
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