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...

How do you feed Rice & Beans to 200 people at a time? Ellie Hatzi figured it out during Lent 2017. As the leader of the kitchen and hospitality crew for the Sunday evening service at River West Church, she was used to overseeing a...

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...

by Casey Schilperoort   [caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Casey shares a feast in a rural village"][/caption] 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)....

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,...

by Josh Petersen, 26Together Coordinator [caption id="attachment_790" align="aligncenter" width="601" caption="The kids and staff of Amazing Grace make a sign of their own to encourage their friends around the world."][/caption] Familiarity. Permanence. Reliability. These are things that children of Amazing Grace in Northern Uganda rarely experienced before coming to...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...