PU 026: Worms

Two billion people worldwide are affected by parasitic worms. These worms keep children’s bodies from absorbing the nutrients they need from the food they consume, affecting physical and intellectual development. In this interview, Karen Neiswender discusses the combination of interventions needed for children infected by worms: treatment, education and prevention.

Karen Neiswender provides technical support and training in the area of health to Food for the Hungry’s Child Development Program staff.  She develops health education curricula for FH staff to use with school age children.  Karen also collaborates with a Health Ministry Services Team to provide necessary support to other FH health programs.  Previously, Karen served as a Hunger Corps missionary for over four years in Guatemala, working with children and their families at the community level.  Karen’s professional background is in nursing and public health, focusing on maternal and child health.

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PU 025: Raising Children with God’s Heart for the Poor

Ideas for getting past selfishness and self-absorption with our children.

God wants His people to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with (their) God.” (Micah 6:8) These principles are the opposite of our culture’s reality, where value is placed on possessions and exalting oneself. This episode offers principles and practical ideas for training up children with God’s heart for the poor.

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PU 024: Myanmar Cyclone

An up-to-the-minute update on relief efforts in Myanmar. Sara Sywulka of the Relief Unit at Food for the Hungry shares an insider’s perspective.

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PU 023: Thinking about HIV/AIDS

We often hear talk about how medications and education can fight HIV/AIDS, but how much do we hear about counseling as a cure? Mitzi Hanold shares a counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Mitzi Hanold is HIV Training and Curricula Specialist for Food for the Hungry. She is involved with government-funded HIV prevention programs in Haiti, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

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We often hear talk about how medications and education can fight HIV/AIDS, but how much do we hear about counseling as a cure? Mitzi Hanold shares a counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Mitzi Hanold is the HIV Training and Curricula Specialist for Food for the Hungry. She is involved with government-funded HIV prevention programs in Haiti, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

Learn more about Motivational Interviewing at mi.fhi.net. (hyperlink)

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PU 022: The Pastor and the Grocery Store

The story of how one missionary’s theology was forever changed by a grocery store in Africa. In this humorous and insightful story, Dwight Jackson describes how he came to embrace holistic ministry.

Dr. Dwight Jackson works for Food for the Hungry as Country Director in Rwanda and Burundi and Regional Director of the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

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The story of how one missionary’s theology was forever changed by a grocery store in Africa.

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In this humorous and insightful story, Dwight Jackson describes how he came to embrace holistic ministry.

Dr. Dwight Jackson works for Food for the Hungry as Country Director in Rwanda and Burundi and Regional Director of the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

If you would like a special version of this story to share during a sermon or lesson, e-mail us at povertyunlocked@fh.org.

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PU 021: Studying Abroad in Africa

Caitlin Daniel spent a semester in Africa with the Go ED semester abroad program. In this interview she shares lessons from her experience that apply to any world traveler.

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PU 020: A Place Where Children Don’t Die

Carolyn Wetzel shares a tool called the Care Group Model, which mobilizes community members in developing communities to share health information with one another. It’s a low-cost, highly effective, far-reaching way to save children’s lives. Carolyn also discusses the biblical truths communicated by the innate structure of care groups.

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Carolyn Wetzel is Health and Nutrition Programs Coordinator at Food for the Hungry.

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PU 019: Eight Reasons to Get Personally Involved with the Poor

Anne McCain shares eight reasons for Christians to develop personal relationships with the poor beyond reading the newspaper and sending money.

  1. Christ ministered to people personally – Mark 7:31-35
  2. It reminds us that the masses of poor people are real people
  3. It allows those in poverty to give to us
  4. It impassions our prayers
  5. We see God bring change
  6. It challenges us personally in our own walk with God – James 2:5
  7. It motivates us to action
  8. Christ tells us that when we care personally for the poor, we are caring personally for him – Matthew 25:31-40

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Anne McCain is Eastern Regional Manager of Global Engagement at Food for the Hungry.

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PU 018: The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel with Amy Sherman

Dr. Amy Sherman shares “The Whole Truth, The Whole Gospel: Holistic Ministry in Your Community.” Recorded at Making All Things New 2007.

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PU 017: New Year’s Resolutions

Three New Year’s resolutions that will change the world – really.

Incorporate the end of world poverty into your list of New Year’s resolutions. Today’s broadcast covers three New Year’s resolutions you can make that will change the world.

  1. Get involved with one family in poverty around you. (Proverbs 19:17)
  2. Get to know God by defending the cause of the poor and needy.  (Jeremiah 22:13-16)
  3. Advocate for the poor.  (Proverbs 31:8, 9)

Millennium Development Goals
How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

  1. Make a declaration on paper
  2. Set a deadline
  3. Ask someone to keep you accountable

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PU 016: Choices that Save Lives, Part 2 – Dec 11, 2007

This is the second part of an interview with Tom Davis, Director of Health Programs, on Barrier Analysis.

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PU 015: Choices that Save Lives

In this interview with Tom Davis, we learn why homes are more important than hospitals in health care. Tom discusses Barrier Analysis as a tool for helping people make healthy choices that can save their lives.

Tom Davis is Director of Health Programs at Food for the Hungry.

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PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa

As World AIDS Day approaches, Kim Buttonow discusses HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The spread of the virus – and whom it affects – may surprise you.  Kim shares stories of tragedy and hope in Africa, including this quote from a volunteer in Kenya: “The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children – it is hope.”

Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Program Director at Food for the Hungry.

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The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children, it is hope.

PU 013: Thanksgiving in the Hard Places

Thankfulness among the poor.

Are the poor thankful? For what? Listen to reports from people working with poor and marginalized people around the world.

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PU 012: How to Secure God’s Blessing

In Isaiah 58, God promises to bless and guide those who serve the poor.

  • Sins of commission vs. sins of omission
  • Personal blessings and community blessings
  • Answered prayer and guidance
  • The spiritual discipline of fasting

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