MY RICE & BEANS EXPERIENCE

See how Rice & Beans Month is impacting the lives people like you who have chosen to eat this simple in solidarity with the vulnerable.

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  • SIGN UP FOR RICE & BEANS MONTH

    Commit to eating simple meals of rice and beans during March or Lent. But don't go it alone. Sign-up to receive stories, recipes, and updates throughout the month!


  • Sacrifice by the Handful

    A group of widows in northern Uganda know first-hand the struggles of living in poverty. Yet somehow, having less doesn't stop them from giving more... When Amazing Grace Children’s Home moved to its permanent location in Adjumani, Uganda, a temporary kitchen helped get the home established. Lacking funds for improvements, they used it until local officials ordered it torn down due to safety issues. Significant ...

    Posted at March 21, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized,video | 0 Comment
  • Are You Fasting?

    This second installment in our 2016 guest writer series focuses on the theme of Solidarity. Each of these writers are not only participating personally in Rice & Beans Month, but also playing a pivotal role in leading the experience for their entire church community. This week, we welcome pastor Tom Smith from First Baptist Church in Silverton, Oregon. “Are you fasting?” A typical ...

    Posted at March 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 1 Comment
  • Participant Profile – The Cussins Family

    This week’s Participant Profile introduces us to the Cussins family. Noah is a student at Sunnyside Christian School in Washington state. Lahash Media Director, Casey Schilperoort, gave a Rice & Beans presentation  last year for the students there, and Noah participated in a school-wide lunch of rice and beans. But that one meal wasn’t nearly enough for this kindhearted boy…

    Posted at March 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • Dripping With Promise

    A simple irrigation system in Kenya is not only nourishing soil, but souls... When God called him to prepare a home for vulnerable children, Benson Mungai didn’t start by looking for kids. He planted a garden. Today, in vivid contrast to the dry and dusty landscape, that garden spreads out for acres in front of Nipe Tumaini Children’s Home in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Rows of beans, onions, and spinach stripe ...

    Posted at March 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Impact in East Africa,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • The Beauty of Simplicity

    As our Rice & Beans journey continues, we will be featuring the reflections of three guest writers on the themes of Simplicity, Solidarity, and Sharing. Each of them are not only participating personally, but playing a pivotal role in leading the experience for their entire church community. This week, we welcome Sarah Sanderson from Oak Hills Church in Milwaukie, Oregon. Let’s see… I’ll get out ...

    Posted at March 11, 2016 | By : | Categories : Participant Stories,Uncategorized | 1 Comment