things kids say My grandson Jamey is six and was talking to his mom Karyn about their upcoming trip to a resort in Mexico. He spends a lot of time reading the Explorer magazine and it all seems to impact him pretty deeply!

Jamey: I’m feeling a little bit concerned about sleeping in Mexico.

Karyn: What is concerning you?

Jamey: Well, there are Compassion kids in Mexico and on our Compassion building tour Ms. Yvonne said that sometimes kids who don’t have enough sleep in cardboard.

Where will we be sleeping in Mexico? And would it be all right if I bring my sleeping bag because I’m not quite used to sleeping in cardboard.

Karyn: You are right Jamey. Some people in Mexico do not have enough, but we will be sleeping in beds at the hotel where we are staying.

Jamey: I don’t understand why they can have beds and cardboard in the same country.

I’m praying that it is Jamey’s generation that ends extreme poverty in our world with no more children sleeping in cardboard and no more countries where there are both beds and cardboard.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Lou Elliott is an Executive Assistant in the President’s Office at the Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  1. Nicole
    Mar 18, 2012
    at 7:36 am

    Bless his heart! He’s such a sweetheart. He could be a real World Changer one day.

  2. Kimberly
    Mar 18, 2012
    at 8:46 am

    I like this. Its funny but true. I will never forget the image i had in my head when i was about 14 or 15. It wasa commercial for helping orphans and i saw a 3 year old girl wandering the streets of haiti and she was with her brother who was 5 and they had no parents and they were looking in the garbage for something to sleep on. And they found a busted up box that they ripped and part was used as a bed the other a blanket. Im 21 now but that image is stuck in my head forever.

  3. Mar 18, 2012
    at 12:40 pm

    children also have a story to tell. and i love it the way they do it.

    short but very plan. i wish adults can also adopt this system and we will have a better world

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  4. Mar 18, 2012
    at 1:50 pm

    Amen, you sweet child! You are a wonderful little boy and I’m sure your family is so proud of your tender heart.

  5. kristi
    Mar 18, 2012
    at 3:21 pm

    wow… funny how many hearts change with age. children are all pure of heart and look at things in the simplest way. why don’t the rest of us?

  6. Lindy
    Mar 19, 2012
    at 8:44 am

    I love this little guy’s heart and his way of thinking! What a great Blog!

  7. Angie Lathrop
    Mar 19, 2012
    at 10:50 am

    Such profound thoughts for such a little guy!

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