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  • Participant Profile – Josh Petersen

    Hearing the stories of other Rice & Beans participants is a great source of encouragement for the journey. Although we unite around a common purpose, our life circumstances and the ways we live out this purpose vary greatly! We'll be featuring three Participant Profiles this month, beginning with Josh Petersen. Josh is a Lahash volunteer, and a student at Warner Pacific University. He participated in Rice & Beans Month for the first time last year with ...

    Posted at March 11, 2016 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Eating Gabriel’s Lunch

    Our two-year-old has learned to pronounce "solidarity," but the best way to learn what it means is to live it! Through the Lahash Sponsorship Program, we sponsor two precious kids in Tanzania named Anjelina and Baraka. We always feel a deeper connection to them during Rice & Beans Month. We love knowing that their food will increase in quantity and variety because our food ...

    Posted at March 9, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Participant Stories,recipes,video | 0 Comment
  • Eyes Full of Hope

    Is the life of one fragile child worth fighting for? Not everyone would answer this question the same way... “You are struggling for nothing. Gabriel is going to die soon.” When Gabriel was first enrolled in the Lahash Sponsorship Program, the local program staff in Tanzania fought for his health against formidable odds. He was HIV-positive, sick, and malnourished. The comment about ...

    Posted at March 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • It’s About Our Hearts

    In her role as Lahash Sponsorship Director, Katie Nelson has a unique perspective on the impact that Rice & Beans Month makes in the lives of children in East Africa. She is in contact with the staff at all our partnerships regularly, and has traveled to East Africa many times. This direct experience has certainly shaped her own participation in Rice & Beans Month! She shared ...

    Posted at March 3, 2016 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Miracle Seeds

    In rural Tanzania, the good news of the gospel is taking root, alongside village vegetable gardens... In Mwamalili village in northern Tanzania, a new church plant is growing. The area is known for witchcraft and tribal beliefs, so for the seeds of the gospel to take root is nothing short of miraculous. Growing crops in this arid region is nearly as difficult. Plants ...

    Posted at March 1, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Tips As You Prepare For Rice & Beans Month

    Here are some useful tips to help you prepare for Rice & Beans Month. Engaging in the spiritual and physical aspects of Rice & Beans Month goes more smoothly if you do a few simple things to get ready beforehand! Pray about it. Keep the month before God, seeking his direction for what your participation will look like this year. Buy some rice and beans. You definitely ...

    Posted at February 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : recipes,video | 0 Comment
  • Generosity & Gratitude

    In II Corinthians 9:10-15, it is obvious that the Apostle Paul's heart has been moved by the generosity of the young Corinthian church. Personally, I am moved by the way he describes the relationship between generosity and gratitude! They are overlapped, intertwined, inseparable. Paul described the service of the Corinthians as "not only supplying the needs of the Lord's people but also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." He also proclaims that God ...

    Posted at March 31, 2015 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • An Unconquerable Fellowship

    devotional by Jim Anderson, Lahash volunteer and child sponsor (page 80 in A Common Meal) Everyone felt a deep sense of awe, while many miracles and signs took place through the apostles. All the believers shared everything in common; they sold their possessions and goods and divided the proceeds among the fellowship according to individual need. Day after day they met ...

    Posted at March 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Participant Profile – Brownell Family

    The Brownell family is participating in Rice & Beans Month for the first time in 2015, with a theme of “Rice & Beans Around the World.” Their unique take on Rice & Beans Month is inspired by a lifestyle of international travel and meaningful advocacy on behalf of vulnerable people in various parts of the world. Amy and Eugene have been married since 1999, and between the two of them, the list of countries lived or ...

    Posted at March 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,recipes | 0 Comment
  • Brownell Family Meal Plan – “Rice & Beans Around The World”

    The Brownell family in Portland, Oregon, chose a theme of "Rice & Beans Around The World" for their first year of Rice & Beans Month. Amy Brownell is a self-described "easily-bored cook" who often seeks inspiration from online recipe sources. Check out her list below for a potential new meal idea or two! *Amy's disclaimers: Many of these recipes are like ones I’ve made before, but not exactly.  Others I’ve never made, but they look about ...

    Posted at March 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : recipes | 0 Comment
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