• 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
  • Fasting & Feasting

    by Casey Schilperoort   I have been thinking about fasting, perhaps because we spent all of March eating rice and beans at every meal. I have also been thinking about feasting (perhaps for the same reason). I used to think of fasting only as cutting something out completely, whether it was food, coffee, or the internet. But I ...

    Posted at March 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Rice & Beans in Community: A Note From Pastor Brown

    Portlanders Matthew and Nina Horn relocated to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and joined the fellowship at Stahl Mennonite Church. They introduced their new church family to Rice & Beans Month, with the encouragement of Pastor Bob Brown. Even though the Horn family has since returned to Portland, Pastor Brown and Stahl Mennonite are continuing the Rice & Beans tradition as a 40-day Lenten experience. Pastor Brown shares the following thoughts about what this has meant for their ...

    Posted at March 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Participant Stories | 0 Comment
  • 26Together: We Love You!

    by Josh Petersen, 26Together Coordinator Familiarity. Permanence. Reliability. These are things that children of Amazing Grace in Northern Uganda rarely experienced before coming to the Children’s Home. As orphans and refugees, they have lived in unfamiliar lands, lacked the consistent presence of caregivers, ...

    Posted at March 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Impact in East Africa,Participant Stories | 0 Comment
  • Hunger Season

    article by Esther EB Muhagachi, Program Director at Grace and Healing Ministry (GHMD) in Dodoma, Tanzania The times for hunger in Tanzania differ from region to region. In the region of Dodoma, we have a rainy season only once a year, beginning in late November. This is the time that people prepare to plant their food crops. The peak rainfall is in December and January. In ...

    Posted at March 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • If You’re Hungry, Raise Your Hand

    It is one of the first skills children learn at school. If you want to say something, if you know the answer, if you need attention, raise your hand. Be identified. Say, “I’m here.” For the children in the Nutrition Program at Grace and Healing Ministries in Dodoma, Tanzania (GHMD), being identified impacts not only their school experience but every area of life, because it means their HIV status is out in the open.

    Posted at March 7, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Rice & Beans – Kids’ Perspectives!

    Charis, Tobin, and Arden are three kids who participated in Rice & Beans Month for the first time last year. If your family is thinking about joining this year, you might be interested in what they have to say: What did you like about Rice & Beans Month? "Getting to try new recipes and eating the same fare as the kids in Africa, even if it was in ...

    Posted at March 5, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Participant Stories | 0 Comment
  • The Good, The Bad, And The Hungry

    Have you ever wondered how Rice & Beans Month got started? Executive Director Dan Holcomb shares a few words about the origins of this unique event:   Several years ago, I took an honest look at our organization. I saw a team filled with passionate activism making a significant impact in the lives of hundreds of vulnerable people in East Africa. But at the same time, ...

    Posted at March 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : impact,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • “Dear Friends” – A Letter from Tanzania

    In 2011 our Tanzanian partners at Grace & Healing Ministry began a Nutrition Program to serve lunch to children living with HIV in their community. Funded through Rice & Beans Month donations, this program has continued to dramatically impact the lives and health of these children ever since. Read this letter that we recently received from the director of the program, Esther Muhagachi. Dear Friends, Every Friday the kids we support at Grace & Healing Ministry ...

    Posted at April 8, 2014 | By : | Categories : impact | 0 Comment
  • A Cup of Hot Uji in Jesus’ Name

    In western Tanzania, Rice & Beans Month donations are being poured out in the form of hot porridge, called "uji" (oo-jee), into the waiting cups of vulnerable children. During a recent visit, our new friends and partners at Path of Hope took the Lahash team out to a rural village where they ...

    Posted at March 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : impact | 0 Comment
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