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...

In rural Tanzania, the good news of the gospel is taking root, alongside village vegetable gardens...

Here are some useful tips to help you prepare for Rice & Beans Month. Engaging in the spiritual and physical aspects of Rice & Beans Month goes more smoothly if you do a few simple things to get ready beforehand! Pray about it. Keep the month...

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...

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...

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 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...

The Brownell family is participating in Rice & Beans Month for the first time in 2015, with a theme of “Rice & Beans Around the World.” Their unique take on Rice & Beans Month is inspired by a lifestyle of international travel and meaningful advocacy...

The Brownell family in Portland, Oregon, chose a theme of "Rice & Beans Around The World" for their first year of Rice & Beans Month. Amy Brownell is a self-described "easily-bored cook" who often seeks inspiration from online recipe sources. Check out her list below...

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)....