How to Crush Boredom Together as a Family

Family Activities: How to Crush Boredom Together as a Family

If you’re a family who confronts boredom with either planning or panic, look no further. Here are a few family activities to crush boredom together.

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A Little Jhal Muri (Spiced Puffed Rice), Anyone?

Jhal Muri is one of the most common and popular snacks In Bangladesh. Smashed potatoes and egg curry are also popular dishes.

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brazilian hot dog

Cook With Compassion: Cachorro Quente (Brazilian Hot Dogs)

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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Come Pin With Us!

Did you know that we’re on Pinterest? You can find us here: pinterest.com/compassion.

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tres leches recipe

Cook with Compassion: Tres Leches Cake

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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Cook with Compassion: 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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rellenitos

Cook With Compassion: Rellenitos

Rellenitos is a Cook with Compassion dessert submitted by Claudia de Ramirez, a ministry Tours and Visits Specialist in Guatemala. Rellenitos are plantain donuts filled with an ingredient you may not expect.

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What is Life Like for Mexico's Suburban Poor?

What Is Life Like for Mexico’s Suburban Poor?

Our child development centers are distributed in different types of settings in Mexico; the biggest difference is between urban and suburban areas. In the context of this blog post, the term “suburban” is defined a bit differently than in the developed world: Suburban areas are smaller cities or towns, normally located on the outskirts of main cities, with at least 5,000 inhabitants, but with few services.

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What Is Life Like for the Urban Poor in Mexico’s Cities?

Our child development centers are distributed in different types of settings in Mexico; the biggest difference is between urban and suburban areas.

In the context of this blog post, the terms “urban” is defined a bit differently than in the big cities of the developed world: An urban area corresponds to small communities concentrated in cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants, with the majority of public services at hand.

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Recipe to Help Haiti

I know so many of us are riveted to the news, to our emails, to Facebook, or wherever else we can scrap together some information about the Haiti earthquake. Many of us are wishing there was something more we could do to help, some way to respond to the unimaginable things we are seeing.

There is one vital action that is always open to us: Prayer.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” – Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

If you’re trying to find someway to respond, consider calling together a prayer group. Spend the night praying for Haiti and make one of the most traditional Haitian dishes, Soup Joumou, which they use to celebrate the new year.

Things to Pray:

  • For the safety and rescue of David Hames and for peace and encouragement for his family
  • For those still trapped in the rubble
  • For those working to rescue people
  • That roads would be passable to get in water, food, medicine, and other aid
  • For our staff, church partners, and children
  • That reliable communication channels can be established
  • For efficient and strategic responses to the crisis
  • For God’s will to be done
  • For God to get all the glory

Ask your friends to each bring $5 or $10 to help pay for the soup and give the rest of the money to relief or rebuilding efforts. You can cook the soup together and use it as a time to build relationships, share prayer requests, and support one another.

Soup Joumou (Pumpkin Soup)

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