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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
  • 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
  • Rice & Beans Month 2016 is coming!

    Over the past 6 years, we have seen God do amazing things through this unique event. God has shaped our hearts and tweaked our priorities through simplified meals and intentional love for our friends in East Africa. And God has used our grocery savings to help improve nutrition for hundreds of vulnerable children struggling with hunger. Last year, over $12,000 was ...

    Posted at February 8, 2016 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | 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
  • Gardens Of Hope

    by Casey Schilperoort photos by Saggiah Wright   "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 threaten water supplies and cloudless skies stretch on for months. Entire fields lay cracked and waiting, like ...

    Posted at March 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,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
  • 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
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