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  • A Humble Meal At A Humble Church

    Rice & Beans Month begins on March 1, which also happens to be Ash Wednesday. So whether you are thinking of participating for the month of March or for Lent, we will all begin together this year. "Together" is a key concept for Rice & Beans Month, which is why Oak Hills Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, decided to make it a church-wide experience for Lent last year. Thank you to Sarah Sanderson for sharing a ...

    Posted at February 14, 2017 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Rice + Beans = Sponsorship

    by Nina Horn   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 ago, our family was inspired to carry the principles of Simplicity, ...

    Posted at April 20, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Compassionate Generosity: Kid-Version

    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 my children. Losing all the extra words and breaking concepts down into age-appropriate ...

    Posted at March 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • The Cost of Sharing

    Today, as Lent and Rice & Beans Month wind toward a close, we have the third and final installment in our 2016 guest writer series. This week's focus is on the theme of Sharing, particularly poignant as we consider that Christ's death and resurrection make it possible for us to share all the richness of a new life rooted in God's love. On this timely topic, we welcome pastor Bob Brown from Stahl Mennonite Church ...

    Posted at March 25, 2016 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Participant Profile – The Smart Family

    After hearing about the idea for a few years, Peter and Beth Smart gave Rice & Beans Month a try for the first time in 2015, together with a group of friends from church. They discovered that the spiritual and practical elements of this event are truly intertwined…   by Beth Smart Honestly, Rice & Beans Month first piqued my interest because I was tired of ...

    Posted at March 24, 2016 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
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