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Many people in Mexico are highly dedicated to crafts, but in the hills of Veracruz, there is a group of adolescents who have dedicated the last couple of months to the delicate craftwork of making glass Christmas decorations.

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alejandro-and-marvin

Like most boys his age, Alejandro enjoys playing soccer with his friends and always has time to play with his little brother. He looks forward to continuing his education and one day he wants to become a doctor to help the people of his community.

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christmas tree FI

There is something special about giving a gift to a child who rarely receives gifts. Most families in developing countries don’t have the extra funds to buy gifts like bubbles and Dora dolls.

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wess stafford 12.12.12

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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prayer-of-hope

Tears poured down Cesar’s face. He was ready to give up. You could feel it in every fiber of his being.

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life in mexico

We gave Juan David a camera and asked him to take pictures of everything that caught his attention. This is what life in Mexico looks like to Juan David.

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pastor matt chandler

We recently talked with Pastor Matt Chandler about The Village Church, child sponsorship, the poor and his book, The Explicit Gospel.

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Genuine relationship with God is more important than any of our leadership skills or theological training.

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nathan tasker

On his arrival to the student center, one six-year-old boy had a packet of cigarettes in his top shirt pocket. He drank and smoked, usually receiving alcohol and cigarettes from the men of the village who he would hang around with.

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Zulma today

Five mothers met with our staff to answer questions about their families, the economy of their town and their hopes and dreams about the Child Survival Program. One of those mothers was Zulma.

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teens-in-mexico

Teens in Mexico want to know more about sports, their bodies and the physical changes they were facing. They also want to know about sexuality and issues such as alcohol and drug abuse.

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guatemala-blogger-trip

From Cristo Rey de Gloria Student Center (GU-970) in Guatemala. Shaun Groves takes you on a two-minute tour of the child development center and shows you what it looks and sounds like when the children are there.

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Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold is the eyes and ears for sponsors through video and photography. He travels to each country we work in to get stories of sponsored children.

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perla-in-ME

Now that the Child Survival Program is a reality in Mexico, things have started to change. Today, Mexico rejoices to have this program, but everyone is also very aware of the difficult situations mothers and young children face as they struggle to survive.

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Jul 29 2012

God is Enough

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If you and I believe that God’s love is enough, will we fear less? Do you trust God enough to face your greatest fear? If you and I believe that God’s love is enough, will we fear less? Do we trust God enough to face our greatest fear?

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bob-lenz

Bob Lenz is one of our ministry’s speaker partners. Poverty takes many forms, and Bob Lenz has given his life to helping young people who struggle most with poverty of the heart.

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Boy_in_Yellow

Father, you gave us value on the cross by redeeming us. You have graciously blessed our lives with a purpose and a plan. Help us to encourage others in their God-given purpose as we unite to accomplish your plans.

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waldo-canyon-fire-c-trusty

After meeting our staff and church partners on the field, reports of natural disasters, civil unrest and family tragedies suddenly becomes more personal.

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tres leches recipe

Some believe Tres Leches Cake originated in Nicaragua, although it’s enjoyed throughout Central America. If you have a sponsored child in Nicaragua or anywhere in Central America, try out this cake for a tasty treat — maybe on a night your family prays together for your sponsored child.

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mothers dreams

What are the hopes and dreams mothers in the developing world have for their children?

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group-of-sponsored-children-NI

Sponsored children reflect their commitment to God no matter the circumstances around them. As they share their lives with you, they are encouraged by your response to them through your letters and prayers.

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zucchini-and-poblano-soup

While making zucchini and poblano soup, Becky got in touch with her inner celebrity chef and took some creative license with the recipe. Which means — she winged it!

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birthday-hugs-GU

Piñatas are often associated with Hispanic birthday celebrations. However, some birthday celebrations in Guatemala do not include a piñata.

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sandra-and-daughter-EC

The most devastating words Sandra remembers ever saying were, “If it wasn’t for the Child Survival Program, I would have killed myself.”

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Angela-Dodge_group

There are hundreds of women’s groups who meet each fall, spring, and summer for bible studies, and with such little extra time and effort, they can take their faith into action, being the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.

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