Sponsored Children Cheer on Their Favorite Teams in the World Cup

Soccer has the power to change lives. That’s one of the many reasons why the children you sponsor are all getting so excited for the World Cup!

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How One Church Is Winning the Fight Against the Sex Trade in Thailand With Soccer

At all hours of the day or night, young boys will exchange their lunch money for time in front of a computer. Captivated by the online games, they are not unlike addicts — unable and unwilling to cut the ties to the only escape they have from their challenging lives in the slums. But the game parlors hide a sinister and dangerous secret. These always-open, unsupervised establishments full of impoverished children make prime target areas for recruiters looking to pull boys and young men into the sex trade.

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How to Dream Like a Champion

Poverty robs children of hope. Hope for a future and that tomorrow can be different than today. That’s why we’re in the dream-making business. As a product of hope, dreams are a catalyst for achieving a future filled with opportunity. The following athletes in our Child Sponsorship Program had the best dream-makers on their side!

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Developing Healthy Kids in the Developing World

There’s no one way to approach physical needs in the diverse landscape and communities in the developing world. Each child, family, community and environment faces different health challenges. That’s why our local church partners are empowered to address health and physical wellness the best way they see fit with health education curriculum and your and our support.

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Share Your Favorite Sport with Your Sponsored Child

Sports are universally loved. Use these fun ideas for your favorite sport to connect with the child you sponsor!

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How Is Creativity in Education Changing Young Lives?

For us, education is as diverse as our children. From Taekwondo to bead making to surfing, our children do more than sit at a desk.

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The Value of Sports in the Life of a Child

Sports teach children about unity and trust, about how to express themselves more freely and sports can help children discover their gifts and talents.

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“Be a Winner for God!”

Despite oppressive poverty in the Philippines, people here are among the happiest and most fun-loving in the world. Filipinos’ love of music and sports helps them get by in times of lack, hunger and destitution.

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How Can A Soccer Ball Inspire Dreams?

Who gets those soccer balls you give through the Gifts of Compassion Christmas gift catalog? How does a soccer ball make an impact on a child in poverty?

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Building Character and Discipline With Taekwondo

El Progreso is the home of a Taekwondo training center that is benefiting more than 250 children through a Complementary Intervention. This extraordinary activity is getting the attention of boys and girls and is a valuable tool that is helping to improve each child’s character.

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Building Unity and Trust Through Soccer

During the past year, our ministry in Mexico organized the first soccer tournament in which young people between the ages of 12 to 15 played on teams representing their child development centers.

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Waiting for God’s Best Plan

Cristiano’s father had a plan: He wanted his son to be a soccer player. But God, Cristiano’s heavenly Father, had another plan.

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