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Our Family Story - Our Path towards being better Christians and walking the Path - The Hunger Solution

 
I still remember the day at Wheaton College when I saw a beautiful brunette standing on the chapel platform at a "welcoming new students" gathering. I turned and said to my room mate, Jim, "That's the girl I'm going to marry!" I was right.

However, my simple and direct approach, hit a few bumps before Dottie Richter became my wife over 52 years ago. What's more, we could never have imagined, as two young people, what our journey ahead would be like and where it would take us.

 

ARRIVAL IN KOREA

 
Three weeks after we were married in St. Louis, Missouri we were looking out a small window in an airplane landing in Seoul, Korea. We had both been raised in devout Christian homes. Dottie and I shared the same standards and we were committed to reaching a world of spiritually and physically hungry people for Jesus. We especially carried a burden to work with children and our dream was fulfilled upon our arrival in Korea where we were challenged with setting up orphanages and a child sponsor program for World Vision.
 
My father, Dr. Frank C. Phillips, was one of the three founders of World Vision and was our mentor for the work we undertook in Korea. In less than five months we were able to establish over 140 orphanages, build a five story building to house the World Vision programs in Korea, hire and train 100 interpreters who spoke and wrote both Korean and English, and organize a city wide evangelistic crusade in the heart of Seoul that was attended by over 100,000 people.

During those five months we learned to work and communicate with the Korean people and their culture. We observed over 50% of the population in South Korea praying at 6 A.M. in churches across the country. This witness encouraged us to grow and mature in our own Christian experience.

 
While in Korea we began to better understand the importance of training as we served as instructors for interpreters who worked with sponsors and orphans. We quickly learned how to better manage our own time. As we worked among these precious people who we came to love, we found ourselves putting into practice the very lessons our parents taught us, lessons we would later incorporate into the training of our own children.
 

OUR DARKEST YEAR

It was Friday afternoon, January, 1959 when we received a call. Just as we thought our lives were going so well, devastating news up-ended our world. My father, who was only 46-years-old, died suddenly. This was the beginning of unexpected change in our lives. We faced a crisis. We had lost our father, our mentor and our sense of security. Our world was turned upside down and we were living without clear direction as to what God wanted us to do.

 
Soon we found ourselves back in America with no job, no car, no house and less than $1,000.00 to our name. Now we really had to practice what we had learned. The value of prayer became critical. What did God have for us to do? We had to learn, in a very practical way, to live by faith. Sadly, we also had to live without a beloved parent. We began to reevaluate the direction of our lifestyle and ministry. A few months later, Dottie almost died during the birth of our first son. These experiences were life-changing in the darkest year of our life.

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But this was a learning year when God wanted to make certain we were ready for what He had planned for our future. Through these tough times our burden for hurting, lonely and hungry children never left us. We have never forgotten 1958, and today, looking back, we rejoice that God used that year to mold our lives so we were better prepared to serve Him.

GROWING OUR FAMILY

Beginning in October 1958 we began raising a family of our own. One by one six children came into our world. With each child's birth, our priorities changed. Training became an essential part of our daily routine. We spent time with our children. We loved each child for whom they were. We learned how to administer kind discipline. And we worked to make our house a home.

We did not have much money, but Dottie stretched our budget by making every meal exciting. Each of our children grew up not having a lot in material possessions, but they had all they needed, most of all – love. And what they did have, they appreciated. Beginning at an early age, our children were taught to have concern for the poor and hurting. This concern has never left them. Today they share the same values we have held through the years and have their own venues through which they minister.

RAISING TEENAGERS

Another lesson we gained through the years was the importance of setting applicable Bible honoring standards for our teenagers and then setting boundaries which were firm and fair. We recognized the importance of giving encouragement and did our best to avoid direct criticism. We found through experience that one of the most important qualities in raising teenagers was to listen. These same standards and boundaries are necessary today for children all over the world.

GROWING A CAREER

God blessed us as we developed our career working with hurting and hungry children. We learned that when God opens a door we need to be ready to walk through the door to accomplish what He wants. Many times this meant we needed to adjust our time and efforts. We learned to take direction from mentors with vision who recognized opportunities of need. Most of all, we asked for God's direction in all that we did. Seeking God's will was crucial for us to be used effectively by Him.

Evaluating our time and talents was also important as we strived to accomplish what we believed God wanted. Years of experience taught us that God has given various talents to each person and we found our niche and God blessed us as we followed His leading.

MINISTRY BLESSINGS

During the over 52 years of our ministry, it is difficult to identify only a few of the hundreds of blessings which have flowed our way. But we'll share just three:

First was our ministry in Kenya. We assisted with the establishment of over 75 churches in some of the poorest regions of Kenya, East Africa. One of the spiritual highlights of our lives was when we attended an annual church conference about two hours by car from Nairobi. More then 2000 pastors, church leaders, choirs and lay people were in attendance and they worshipped God with fervor like we have never seen before or since. They gave their tithes weekly -- even though it may have been a chicken or a piece of fruit. These people loved God with all their hearts. And although they had little in the way of earthly possessions, God supplied all their needs and they were satisfied.

 
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Second was our ministry in Honduras. We saw hundreds of children dying from cancer and no one or no place to care for them. What a thrill it was to quickly respond to a need that God clearly put in our path. A home was built to house children and their mothers so they could receive cancer treatment. A hospital wing was developed in the established children's hospital to serve children with cancer. We were able to find equipment in America and ship it to Honduras so the physicians could treat the children. Thousands of children's lives have been saved because people responded to this need. Christians gave dollars, drug companies gave chemotherapy drugs, hospitals gave equipment and shippers donated the transportation costs so children would have a chance to live.
 
Third was our ministry in the Philippines. When we arrived, we were taken to a place where we walked up on the top of a mountain of garbage. There a young girl was introduced to us. She was sitting in her home with one lone box in the center of the family's "lean-to" house. Her family lived on food scraps they collected daily from the garbage dump. Over 100,000 children and their parents lived on this dump. On the box, we saw a little picture story book. The little girl told us it was her only toy and book. She read through it and looked at every picture day after day. We recognized the book as one of the Daily Vacation Bible School quarterlies we had sent a year before as a gift to the children in the Philippines.

It has been ministry opportunities such as these which have filled our lives to overflowing with heaven's bounty of goodness.

GRAND CHILDREN

One of the great joys in our life now is having 20 grandchildren. It is rewarding to watch our children train their own children using many of the same principles we did. We have an important role in the lives of our grandchildren. We pray for them daily. Our grandchildren are living in a different time than our children did. Culture changes. But the commandments and precepts God gave us for raising our families do not change. And even though the pressures of the world are enormous, our GOD IS THE SAME.

NOT "RETIRED" BUT "RETOOLED"

Because of all the varied experiences we have encountered throughout our lives, at a time when most people decide to "retire," God has "retooled" us for a new ministry for Him.

One of the largest challenges facing our world is still physical and spiritual hunger. We believe God has now led us to work in a new program that is impacting thousands of lives. This program is called: THE HUNGER SOLUTION. Everything that has happened in our lives so far, has led us to this day…to this challenge…and to forming THE HUNGER SOLUTION.

THE HUNGER SOLUTION provides local assistance for local problems right here in the United States of America. While a great deal of our personal ministry in the past focused on work in Third World Countries, we have witnessed an increasingly painful need for food, both physical and spiritual, here in our country. So now we are taking what we learned around the world and putting it into practice in some of the most devastated neighborhoods and needy cities in this country. Through a network of churches combined with access to food, we are able to distribute, in one of the most cost-effective ways, a Hunger Solution food box that not only contains essential food and hygiene products, but also provides spiritual food as we share God's Word -- the Bible.

What's more, through this ministry, we have created a free website which gives families practical advice on how to infuse their own family-life with heavenly values that will build strong, God-fearing families. God's blessings have come full-circle as the wonderful family heritage our parents left as their legacy are passed on and as the Bible so beautifully promises, the blessings continue to flow "from generation to generation."

 
Dr. Ken Phillips
Executive Director
The Hunger Solution
 

 

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