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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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living in lima

Tomasa brought her family to Lima, leaving their house and farmland behind. She is glad her daughters are encouraged to dream about the future from their new home.

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pictures of peru

In case you missed it, we’ve captured Peru for you in photo, word and video. And it case you wanted to see it, we’d like to show you what Peru looks like.

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christian-and-nicolasa

Highly vulnerable children are considered at greater risk compared to their peers in our Child Sponsorship Program. The Highly Vulnerable Children’s Fund steps in when there is a need cannot be covered by monthly sponsorship funds.

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rafael_peru-trip-2012

October was going to be a normal month with planned dinner dates and errand running and church on Sundays…but one evening, one thing changed, and it changed everything. That one thing was a death.

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Nov 14 2012

Hope in the Darkness

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What do you go to in that moment when a bad day turns into the worst day? Brianne thought she knew the answer to that question for Marco.

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poverty in peru

The problem with “the burn” Brianne experienced from all the social injustice hype in college was that she only let it burn her, not brand her.

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peru-blog-trip-FI

From Nov. 13 to Nov. 17, 2011 you will get a glimpse of what it is like to live in Peru through they eyes of our Compassion Bloggers.

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Oct 5 2012

Silent Heroes

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Silent heroes don’t show off or stand out, and almost never appear in pictures or headlines. These are the genuine heroes, the ones whose hard work makes things happen in the lives of children.

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Franz in BO

Who would have imagined a boy from a small, agricultural community in southern Cochabamba would become an important member of the Bolivian president’s Cabinet?

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bees-PD-image

“La Abeja que Recapacitó” or, “The Bee That Thought Things Over” by Carlos Carrera is a fable from Ecuador. How is this fable like the ones you heard growing up?

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slum-housing-BR

There are places so poor and forgotten — children of all ages without prospects and without hope of a better life, or at least a different one — that it would bring an ache to your heart.

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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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How do you abandon a child to poverty when you’ve looked right into the begging whites of his eyes?

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garbage-dump-BR

In the dump, hills of garbage are the landscape. People hidden behind these hills share this landfill with vultures and fight them for the food.

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jeyson-EC

Jeyson is a 15-year-old living in Ecuador. He’d like to share what a day in his life looks like.

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ingrid-and-CDC-friends-CO

What is life like for a school-age girl like Ingrid living in Colombia?

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Jessica_lawyer-PE

Although Jessica had always been among the top students in her class, she had no option but to become a street vendor after finishing high school. Today, she is a Public Prosecutor.

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Sami-Cone-and-Family

Sami Cone’s children wanted to be a part of a sponsored child’s life, but not just any child, a child their age that they could start to relate to on at least some level. They wanted to feel like they were making a difference. They wanted to learn how to put feet to their faith.

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brazilian hot dog

If you have a sponsored child in Brazil, or even if you don’t, Cachorro Quente aka Brazilian Hot Dogs is a fun recipe to try.

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coconut-kisses

Despite a tumultuous history with candy-making, Amber decided to give making Beijinho de Coco (coconut kisses) a try.

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explaining easter BR

There is a lot of commercialism that comes this time of year and few people talk about Jesus, His sacrifice on the cross, and His resurrection.

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pictures of fishermen

Adriano is 30 years old and began his career as a third-generation fisherman when he was 15. The way he holds the net, and the way he moves along the beach toward his jangada (a kind of fishing boat), shows he is a man who knows the ocean intimately.

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praying without ceasing

I am happy to serve our Lord through the ministry in Brazil for more than five years. During this time, we have faced and overcome many challenges and obstacles.
I have had the opportunity to witness God’s action in each situation faced. I confess there were times when the adversity seemed that it would stop…

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carnival-post-BR

Seen from afar, Carnival in Brazil is truly beautiful, and it’s possible to understand why tourists from around the world come. But if you look closer, you will see another scenario.

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