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In the remote village of Busoka, Tanzania, rainfall is scarce and unpredictable. Families are quite poor, struggling constantly to secure food and the basics of survival. Many do not own land and have not had training in farming techniques on any scale. The spiritual landscape...

by Jen Johnson Nutritious food is the best way to satisfy a hungry child’s stomach. Add the right ingredients, and it can fill their hearts up, too. If you happen to be in Dodoma, Tanzania, and pop in to Iringa Road Church on a Friday afternoon, you...

by Sarah Sanderson Oak Hills Presbyterian adopted the practice of Rice & Beans for Lent, because they know firsthand that a small sacrifice can make a big difference. I didn’t know my neighbor Sally well, but I knew she was a single mom who had recently landed...

by Casey Schilperoort "You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11 These words from the prophet Isaiah are a beautiful promise. But in the dry and dusty village of Mwamalili, this imagery feels strange and out of reach. Droughts...

It’s one thing to change your diet, it’s another thing to change your heart. Throughout this experience, we’ll be reflecting on scripture and exploring our deepest hungers and how they can be most truly satisfied. We pray that they give you a taste of the...

by Jen Johnson Rice & Beans Month has changed, and even saved, many lives. And over the course of 10 years, it has taken on a life of its own at Grace & Healing Ministry in Tanzania. When Lahash was a brand new organization, its founder Dan...

It’s one thing to change your diet, it’s another thing to change your heart. Throughout this experience, we'll be reflecting on scripture and exploring our deepest hungers and how they can be most truly satisfied. We pray that they give you a taste of the...

For our Lent participants, the Rice & Beans journey begins today! Erin Holcomb's family has participated in Rice & Beans Month every year since it began. Her reflections on discovering the true heart of this event seem fitting as the first day of Lent overlaps...