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Generations of Support Make A Lasting Impact

June 7, 2022

Larry Stuckey and his sister Norma Fish of Stryker, Ohio have been involved in Growing Hope Globally since the early days. Larry recalls helping founders Vernon and Carol Sloan bag corn to send overseas before they realized that selling a crop locally and using the funds to support agricultural development around the world was a […]

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A local project with a global impact

June 1, 2022

With just 3,827 residents, the town of Waukon, Iowa, might be considered small by some standards, but the impact the community has made around the world is anything but small. Over the past 17 years, the community has rallied together to respond to global hunger without ever leaving home, and has helped more than 9,400 […]

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Our Growing Project Adds to the Fabric of our Christian Life and Faith

April 25, 2022

The Growing Project at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren has become an important part of our worship and social interaction within our church family. Each year in April we have our Growing Project Kick-off Sunday. Activities have included the farmers drive their tractors to church, children displaying their toy tractors in the narthex, focusing the […]

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Harmony Grows

March 30, 2022

It has been a decade since Harmony Springs Christian Church made the decision to sell their building in downtown Akron, OH and purchase a nine-acre lot in nearby Green, OH. After worshiping in rented spaces during the intervening years, the congregation was excited to move into their brand-new facility in October 2021. The new property […]

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Grand Island volunteer finds symmetry, beauty in his faith

March 22, 2022

In but two years (1926-1928) St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island was completed, a marriage of faith and engineering. Mike Kube, a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, knows quite a bit about the juxtaposition of science and the divine. Kube is an accomplished civil engineer, having been on the Bureau of Reclamation team who worked […]

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Local Group Fights Hunger with Maple Syrup

In Northern Ohio, spring unofficially begins with the tapping of maple trees and the new crop of syrup that’s produced. For the past eight years, a determined group in Hiram returns to a donated sugar bush off Norton Road to brave the mud and fickle weather to collect sap from Hiram trees that will help […]

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Tapping Into Their Unique Resources

February 28, 2022

At Growing Hope Globally, we often talk about making a lasting difference from right where you are, using your unique resources. Many of the churches and communities who support our work are surrounded by corn fields, so it is only natural that their Growing Projects are centered around corn. Paoli Mennonite Fellowship, on the other […]

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City-Country Partnership Brings Hope Despite Challenges

February 21, 2022

Orion Beckmeyer says that being part of Growing Hope has been a blessing – especially after he joined a trip to Kenya to visit overseas programs. “Seeing where the Growing Hope funds go changes you forever.” Orion, who lives in rural Hartsburg, Mo., has been part of a Growing Project at Peace United Church of […]

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