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...

Sarah Sanderson is a writer, speaker, mother, and as you'll discover in this piece, a confessing Rice & Beans failure. Her husband, Jeremy, is the pastor of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church in Milwaukie, Oregon; a congregation that has embraced Rice & Beans as a Lenten...

It’s hard to imagine two people being less prepared for their first Rice & Beans experience than Mandee Campos and Yevette Garcia in 2017. New to the Lahash Servant Teams program, they traveled to Dodoma, Tanzania, in January to serve at Grace & Healing Ministry....

When the Beatty family first started participating in Rice & Beans Month five years ago, there was only one kid in the mix, and he was a bit too young to help much in the kitchen. With the addition of their daughter, the Beattys are...

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...

For our Lent participants, the Rice & Beans journey begins today! Erin Holcomb's family has participated in Rice & Beans Month every year since it began. Her reflections on discovering the true heart of this event seem fitting as the first day of Lent overlaps...

Deep in Kenya's Rift Valley, a unique children's home is cultivating faith, family, and plenty of food. Joseph and Jane had a system for dividing up the most important family responsibilities. Jane cared for little Yvonne, and Joseph did his best to provide for them. This...

Whether you are thinking of participating for the month of March or for Lent, we are all sharing a common meal together. "Together" is a key concept for Rice & Beans Month, which is why Oak Hills Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, decided to make it...

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...