“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide...

Stirring beans and adding spices, Veneranda Nirere stands over a massive pot in the kitchen at ERM-Rwanda. Soon, nearly a hundred plates will be pilled high with rice, beans, and fruit to feed the sponsored children who come each Saturday to the program center here...

One of the most wonderful things about kids being sponsored through Lahash is that it connects that child’s whole family to our partner ministries. Not only is the sponsored child affected positively, there is potential for the whole family to be impacted. The very first...

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”Romans 12: 17-18 This phrase appears near the end of our Romans passage,...

Over the weekend, some Lahash staff members along with family and friends gathered on Dan and Erin Holcomb’s back porch for a dinner of Rice & Beans. Meals like this have been commonplace during Rice & Beans Month in the past, but the most recent...

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”Romans 12: 14-15 Rejoice with. Mourn with. Emphasizing “with” helps us recognize that expressing solidarity is more than a distant recognition of what someone else is going through....

Spending time with our ministry partners and the Lahash kids is a highlight for everyone on the Lahash staff. Travel has been minimal for the past two years, and everyone is eager to reunite in person as opportunities arise. Edwin Angote is our Lahash East...

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”Romans 12:13 Some parts of our passage from Romans are rather abstract. For example, being “joyful in hope” might have different meanings in different seasons. And how exactly would you assess whether you are “overcoming evil...

Our family has participated in Rice & Beans Month in some form or fashion every year since it began in 2010. Our kids have grown up with the tradition and we really enjoy sharing it with others! We have friends all over the place who...

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”Romans 12:11-12 Whenever someone becomes a sponsor through Lahash, they receive some suggestions for ways to connect with this precious child. Rice & Beans Month...