Is This 12 Year Old the Next Big Mexican Artist?

12-Year-Old Mexican Artist

“Colors come to my mind in waves. They fill my sight and overflow my senses. I am not okay until I let them out…they only come out through my paintings,” twelve-year-old Hector the artist explains. This is because Hector has a condition called synesthesia which enables him to see plain things as colors. Things like numbers and letters appear to him in color, even when they are black on a white page.

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12 Cheeseburgers

jon bauer

Christian artist Jon Bauer watched a group of boys tear open bags of garbage to forage for food. He got up from his meal, went to the counter and ordered 12 cheeseburgers.

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nathan tasker

Hope is a Four Letter Word

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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the Robbie Seay band with their sponsored child

Artist Spotlight: Robbie Seay Band

A trip to the Dominican Republic gave Compassion artist, Robbie Seay a unique opportunity to see how child sponsorship shapes the lives of children living in poverty.

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Kelly Burton

Artist Spotlight: Kelly Burton

Kelly Burton’s role as an artist has changed and she feels a new sense of purpose when she stands before a crowd. She is an advocate, speaking for those with no voice.

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lara landon

I See God In You

One little boy was not playing with the others, but he was smiling as he watched their game. As Lara walked closer to him to invite him to join them, she noticed his completely broken sandals and his mangled, bloody toes.

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peder eide

Will You Come to the Rescue of Children in Poverty?

The obvious part for a believer is that’s what God did for us in Jesus Christ. He knew He couldn’t just say “come on over here where there is no sin. Try your best!” He knew the only way was to send His son Jesus into our world, our burning building, and rescue us from the “danger, violence, and evil” of our sin.

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Aaron Hale holding young Tanzanian boy

There are Only a Few Things I’m Passionate About

There are a few things that I am passionate about that I will never move away from. My relationship with God and my family, music and the plight of children in poverty.

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two young women with young child

The Sonflowerz: Sharing Music of Faith and Compassion

The Sonflowerz are sisters Elissa and Becca Leander. Recently Paul Haddix, Artist Relations Manager, sat down with them and discussed their new album and their involvement with Compassion.

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Shaun Groves in a staring contest with a young boy

Shaun Groves on Third World Symphony and Keeping Jesus the Main Thing

Catching up with Shaun Groves is a thrill ride of deep emotion, spontaneous wisecracks and purposeful passion. Shaun is on a journey to keep Jesus at the center of his life and to change the face of poverty.

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cup of Thai coffee

The Incredible Creations of Thai Coffee Artists

Thailand is full of coffee artists. Wherever you go for a cup of Joe, they try to outdo their coffee competitors with creative patterns and swirls of blended foam.

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smiling Ugandan toddler

Faith of a Child

I think of my own sponsored child who, in his very first letter at the age of seven, told me of his intention to be an artist. This is a little boy in rural Africa who had never owned a box of crayons or a set of paints in his life. But what does that matter to a child who has faith?

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