power of storytelling Storytelling is a powerful tool. From the ancient Greeks to contemporary writers, we have all used stories — especially the compilation of stories we find in the Bible. Jesus Himself used stories to teach the truth about the kingdom of God to people while He was on earth.

The power of storytelling was recently exercised in the minds of 221 children in Compassion through the “Tell a Story” contest. The story of Sara Rivas (both her written story and the story she lived) is a small sample of the great treasures hidden in the children who receive support through Compassion in El Salvador.
 
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Sara Rivas is a smiley 9-year-old who enjoys having fun at the church where she attends a child development center run in partnership with Compassion. Like a typical 9-year-old, Sara likes playing hide-and-seek with her friends and enjoys the Bible class at church. But there is one more thing that she discovered she enjoys: writing.
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