Does U.S. foreign aid work? Poverty-fighting programs are challenging, and plans sometimes go awry. See why foreign aid is still worth the effort.
Good news, advocates! U.S. foreign assistance funding to benefit children has been increased in a House appropriations bill, but there is still more work to do!
World Vision sponsorship brought clean water to a Kenyan community. U.S. foreign assistance helped provide a pipeline to extend water to even more people!
Act Now I’m going to be honest – I don’t like uncertainty. I like plans and knowing what is going to happen, preparation and execution that goes perfectly, with no surprises along the way. This sometimes makes it hard to allow God’s will to work (you know what they say about God and our best-laid … Read More
When it might often seem like there is very little we as a country can agree on, I believe there is one issue where we can find consensus – that violence is never acceptable, especially towards women and children who are most vulnerable, whatever form that violence takes. Whether the issue is child marriage, physical … Read More
As a girl growing up in Zeeland, Michigan, I had a lot of dreams about what my future might look like. There were the immediate dreams (making the basketball team, getting all A’s) and the future dreams (going to college, finding a great career, having a family). Some of those dreams were realized, and others … Read More
The House passed the omnibus, which defines the budget for the fiscal year 2017, on Wednesday in a 309-118 vote, with four members abstaining, and the Senate passed it today with a vote of 79-18. Advocacy can be hard sometimes. It can take years to get a “win” like the passage of a bill in … Read More
You’ve likely seen or heard about the current flurry of activity in the U.S. Senate, beginning the confirmation process for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. These are the people that will have leadership roles in the Administration — either heading up an agency or department or serving in another critical advisory role to the President. As … Read More
I vaguely remember the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. I can recall hearing stories of disease and death, but not really understanding what that meant—the devastation this horrible disease was causing families and communities. I don’t think the disease became even a little bit real to me until I saw the television movie “The … Read More
This post was originally published on the Hill. Recently, when talking about development and humanitarian crises around the world, a colleague commented to me, “The world is on fire. Too many of us are watching it burn.” While this may seem like a pessimistic view, the truth is that the world is facing an unprecedented … Read More