Portlanders Matthew and Nina Horn relocated to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and joined the fellowship at Stahl Mennonite Church. They introduced their new church family to Rice & Beans Month, with the encouragement of Pastor Bob Brown. Even though the Horn family has since returned to Portland,...

by Josh Petersen, 26Together Coordinator [caption id="attachment_790" align="aligncenter" width="601" caption="The kids and staff of Amazing Grace make a sign of their own to encourage their friends around the world."][/caption] Familiarity. Permanence. Reliability. These are things that children of Amazing Grace in Northern Uganda rarely experienced before coming to...

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...

Whether you started rice and beans for Lent in February, or are just entering week two of March, it's a great time for a little recipe inspiration. Rice & Beans Month participants posted the following recipes to the Rice & Beans facebook page: From Lin Willet...

It is one of the first skills children learn at school. If you want to say something, if you know the answer, if you need attention, raise your hand. Be identified. Say, ā€œIā€™m here.ā€ For the children in the Nutrition Program at Grace and Healing Ministries...

Charis, Tobin, and Arden are three kids who participated in Rice & Beans Month for the first time last year. If your family is thinking about joining this year, you might be interested in what they have to say: What did you like about Rice &...

Have you ever wondered how Rice & Beans Month got started? Executive Director Dan Holcomb shares a few words about the origins of this unique event:   Several years ago, I took an honest look at our organization. I saw a team filled with passionate activism making...

Serena Haak has a rice allergy. But that didn't stop her from participating creatively! As a Portland Central Young Life leader, she spends a lot of time hanging out with high school students who have little or no familiarity with following Jesus, and no exposure...

How does Rice & Beans Month work for families with kids? Many families in the U.S. and other parts of the world have been figuring this out for the past five years, with meaningful and positive results! Here is one example: Hoping to make Rice &...

Jim Anderson and his wife, Annette, are treasured members of the Portland Lahash community. They ate a lot of rice and beans during the first few years of the event! They now live in a senior community. Jim shares a few reflections on how this...