The Shinyanga region of Tanzania is known for unpredictable rainfall, meager food and resources, and traditional beliefs that center around witchcraft. Path of Hope Children’s Ministry was started in this region because its founders were moved by the physical and spiritual poverty they saw in...

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...

When I heard that our team from Lahash was invited to have lunch with the sponsored kids at the Grace & Healing Ministry Nutrition Program, I thought, “Celebrity sightings!” These were the kids whose stories I had followed for years, ever since my family began...

For the Lahash community, the transition from March to April has shifted our focus from Rice & Beans to child sponsorship. As Rice & Beans Month participant Nina Horn explains, it’s a pretty logical transition… While participating in Rice & Beans month a couple of years...

I love thinking and talking about matters of faith. Long, thoughtful, Christ-centered discussions feed my spirit. However, I've found in my years as a parent that sometimes the best way to sink an important truth deep into my own heart is to explain it to...

A group of widows in northern Uganda know first-hand the struggles of living in poverty. Yet somehow, having less doesn't stop them from giving more...

by Jen Johnson A simple irrigation system in Kenya is not only nourishing soil, but souls. When God called him to prepare a home for vulnerable children, Benson Mungai didn’t start by looking for kids. He planted a garden. Today, in vivid contrast to the dry and dusty...

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...

Is the life of one fragile child worth fighting for? Not everyone would answer this question the same way...

In rural Tanzania, the good news of the gospel is taking root, alongside village vegetable gardens...