This year marks the 12th time that the Lahash community has set aside March as Rice & Beans Month. By God’s grace, some of the children who were among the first to benefit from our collective efforts are nearly young adults! This month, we are taking some time to...

Full Scripture Passage: John 17:20-26 Key Verse: “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one” Think back for a few moments to Easter 2020. The pandemic was a new and constantly-shifting reality. What were some of your...

At 5 years old, Emrick is already a veteran participant in Rice & Beans Month. He knows how it works, and this year he and his family are sharing the experience with his preschool! This is how his mom, Stacy, explained what they do to...

Full Scripture Passage: John 15:8-13 Key Verse: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” This season leading up to our yearly remembrance of Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection is an opportunity to reflect on our...

Full Scripture Passage: Romans 5:1-5 Key Verse: “…we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Imagine a huge group of people, all of whom are struggling with sickness, injury, grief, poverty, unjust treatment, emotional anguish, or some other form of suffering. A voice booms out...

This year marks the 12th time that the Lahash community has set aside March as Rice & Beans Month. By God's grace, some of the children who were among the first to benefit from our collective efforts are nearly young adults! This month,...

Full Scripture Passage: Ephesians 4:1-6 Key Verse: “…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Anyone who has participated in Rice & Beans Month over the years has probably noticed that words like solidarity, unity, and...

One of the significant causes of food shortages in East Africa is a climate that is prone to drought and often too hot and dry to grow food. Yet somehow God used ice, snow, and freezing temperatures to draw the Sanderson family deeper into...

Full Scripture Passage: I John 3:16-24Key Verse: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” What can I do? How can I help? The people that God draws into our global Lahash community regularly and sincerely ask...

Jen Johnson and her family have been child sponsors and Rice & Beans Month participants for many years. Even so, the past "year like no other" has given them meaningful new insights into connecting with their sponsored kids during Rice & Beans Month and all...