Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Maame Adwoa and Other Nicknames



Do your kids have any nicknames that you know about?
Paper Art by Thineshka in Sri Lanka

A couple of my kids I knew their nickname already as it was their preferred name on Compassion’s site:

  • My Sandrine prefers to be called Sandra
  • Antonius likes to be referred to as Cris (which is a short form of his second name)
  • Richmond goes by Atta Kuma, which literally translates as “Younger Twin”, when I saw his name I knew he had a twin brother immediately, and sure enough got that confirmation in his first letter where he told me about how his “Elder Brother is 12 like me.”  His twin Richard goes by Atta.
  • My boy Jesus prefers his middle name Angel

But I also decided to ask my kids if they have any nicknames that they get called by their friends and family, and several of them did.  Here are the responses:

·         I Have a nickname and it is “BAPO” ~ Guguloth, 20, India
·        Yes, I have a nickname.  It is Son.  ~ Estevenson, 13, Haiti
·        I have a nickname that some people call me and they call me Estilingue (meaning catapult).  I do not know why. ~ Caua, 11, Brazil
·        At school, my friends call me Kity. ~ Keila, 11, Bolivia
·        They usually calle me Maame Adwoa in my house.  ~ Naomi, 5, Ghana
·        Most people prefer calling me by my two names (First and second) with no pause in between them.  I have a short name which gives people a hard time trying to separate them.  ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)

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Friday, 18 December 2015

The Kids Explain Sponsorship: Part 5



Recently (or not so recently to be honest, it was over a year ago now), I wrote a letter to each of my   Then I asked them to answer some questions for it.  There is a total of 5 Questions and I am posting one a day for five days.
Drawing by Clara in the Philippines
kids/teens/young adults and told them about this blog.

#5.  Why is it Important for Kids to Have Sponsors?

  • I think it is important to have sponsors. It is very important to have a sponsor because they support us emotionally and financially. It feels so good to have a friend who loves you, even when some children are denied a parents love ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • By having a sponsor I am getting care, food, prayer and help, so it is very important. ~ Mukesh, 9, Inda
  • It is important for children to have sponsors because they receive help and we meet people from other countries. ~ Linda, 11, PeruIt is important for children to have a sponsor because sponsors help us to be educated and have good health.  ~ Atta Kuma, 16, Ghana
  • Every child should have a sponsor because a sponsor will help the child. ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • It is important because they help us, give us some advice, we talk to each other, and they bless us with encouraging words to keep getting ahead. ~ Pamela 15, Peru
  • It is important for a child to have a sponsor.  They develop a good relationship by writing to each other. ~ Estevenson, 13, Haiti
  • It's so important for the children to have sponsors. It's so good to have a person abroad who loves and prays for us daily. ~ Caua, 11, Brazil
  • It's important to have a sponsor because they help us financially and they are a friend in another country. ~ Olga, 11, Bolivia
  • Now, I am educated. If I had had no sponsorship, I may have gone in for Labour Work. Really, it's wonderful that God has chosen me for you. ~ Guguloth, 20, India
  • Sponsors are like friends and family members who give us hope and love in their communication and support. ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)
  • Sponsors are so helpful in assisting needy children. Sponsors are satisfying our gaps in our necessities. ~ Tsigereda,19, Ethiopia
  • Children must have a sponsor because I think they will help children to know about Jesus, like me.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • Martha says that it is important for children to have sponsors because sponsors help them achieve their life goals. . ~ Martha, 6, Kenya
  • So that the children do not get bored. ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
  • Compassion exists only because of its foundation stone of children and sponsors, so it is important for children to have sponsors. ~ Eby, 13, India
  • Sponsors pray for me! ~ Mangisi, 4, Kenya

This Concludes this Blog Series, and special thanks to my kiddos who gave me permission to post their words here.  If you ever read this, I love you all so much and you are all wonderful individuals created in the love of God.

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Kids Explain Sponsorship: Part 4



Drawing by Clara in the Philippines
Recently (or not so recently to be honest, it was over a year ago now), I wrote a letter to each of my   Then I asked them to answer some questions for it.  There is a total of 5 Questions and I am posting one a day for five days.
kids/teens/young adults and told them about this blog.

#4.  How Does Compassion Help You?

  • Compassion has helped me with my school fees.  I have learnt skills like making necklaces and hairdressing.  I have also learned to read the Bible because of the Compassion programs at the church.  I also committed my life to Christ as a result of the Compassion Outreach programs.  God bless Compassion and the church. ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • Compassion helps us by educating us by teaching us the word of God.  ~ Atta Kuma, 16, Ghana
  • Compassion helps me in every area.  I get clothes, food, care and so many things from Compassion. ~ Mukesh, 9, India
  • Compassion helps us a lot both in my studies and food.  The most important thing we learned a lot about is the word of God.  ~ Sandy, 12, Bolivia
  • My student centre helps me with my schoolwork that they give me at school, and I have medical checkups.  In the mid-year we receive blankets, and we get Christmas gifts.  ~ Linda, 11, Peru
  • About Compassion, they help us in the program.  I was helped to develop my talent.  ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • At our student centre, they help us in the spiritual field in our daily devotions, and in the physical area they provide us with food.  ~ Pamela, 15, Peru
  • Compassion helps me in many ways; it helps me grow up spiritually; it helps me with my tuition fee; it helps me take part in a computer class, and so on. ~ Estevenson, 13, Haiti
  • Compassion has helped me very much spiritually and intellectually because, thanks to your help, I have many benefits, like, for example, school materials for my studies, medical checkups, special celebrations, birthdays, snacks, and Worship for Children, among other things.  ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • Compassion helps with a wonderful project.  Here I study and take courses that will help me in the future.  Also, I’m surrounded by people who love me and care for me with love and affection. ~ Caua, 11, Brazil
  • Compassion helps me to be a good and generous person.  It helps me with my homework and to forgive.  I feel at home.  ~ Olga, 11, Bolivia
  • Compassion helped me to learn many things that I didn't know before.  I received presents on Christmas, I learnt the Bible and many other things.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • Compassion is useful for me in different ways.  Compassion helps me to be released from spiritual, physical, economic and social poverty.  ~ Eby, 13, India
  • Compassion has helped me a lot.  Without this type of help, I may not be in the position I am in.  I have received all types of help and gotten knowledge.  I improved spiritually and am growing in the way of God.  ~ Guguloth, 20, India
  • Compassion helps me to eradicate spiritual poverty through teaching the word of God, and to grow academically and social-wise through the sponsors support.  ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)
  • Compassion supports those needy children in the provision of school fees, educational materials, clothes, shoes, edible oil, grains, hair oil, soaps, etc… plus Bible study, glasses, and helping children and parents to attend spiritual lessons.  We also spend joyful trips to some pleasant places.  Everything is so helpful.  ~ Tsigereda, 19, Ethiopia
  • Compassion has helped him attend school regularly through financial support from sponsors. ~ Mangisi, 4, Kenya
  • Martha says that Compassion helps her in many ways, including: medications, the payment of school fees, and the provision of a school uniform, among other things. ~ Martha, 6, Kenya
  • Compassion helps me to be friends with many people. ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
  • My project aids me financially and in so many different ways, it’s changing my behaviour. ~ Meron, 17, Ethiopia

Stay Tuned for Question #5 Tomorrow: “Why is it important for kids to have sponsors?

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Kids Explain Sponsorship: Part 3



Drawing by Clara in the Philippines
Recently (or not so recently to be honest, it was over a year ago now), I wrote a letter to each of my   Then I asked them to answer some questions for it.  There is a total of 5 Questions and I am posting one a day for five days.
kids/teens/young adults and told them about this blog.

#3.  What Would You Like Sponsors to Know about Why They Should Write Letters to Their Sponsored Child?

  • I believe it is important for a sponsor to write to a sponsored child because it helps them to know they are loved, and for communication to grow. ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • Sponsors should write letters to learn about how their sponsored children are and what they need. ~ Linda, 11, Peru
  • Sponsors should write letters so that they and the children can know each other well and keep in touch, just like parents with children.  ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • The reason why a sponsor has to write the sponsored child is to create a perfect relationship. ~ Estevenson, 13, Haiti
  • The letters are so important to the children.  It’s when we feel happier.  We learn the sponsors news.  It’s a way to strengthen the friendship bond between the child and sponsor. ~ Caua, 11, Brazil
  • Letters make a child feel a part of you and your family.  Letters make a child feel that you are a part of their family.  Letters make a child feel you are a part of them. Letters make a child happy and loved.  ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)
  • The letters that we get from sponsors are so helpful as they may contain Bible verses, advice, etc.  And the letters from our side may help them to know our current status and to pray for us.  Children feel so glad whenever they receive birthday and family gifts. ~ Tsigereda, 19, Ethiopia

Stay Tuned for Question #4 Tomorrow: “How has Compassion helped you?”
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Kids Explain Sponsorship: Part 2



Recently (or not so recently to be honest, it was over a year ago now), I wrote a letter to each of my kids/teens/young adults and told them about this blog.  Then I asked them to answer some questions for it.  There is a total of 5 Questions and I am posting one a day for five days.
Drawing by Clara in the Philippines


#2.  What do you like hearing about in letters the most?

  • About letters from a sponsor, I desire to know mainly about their lives and families, whether they are fine or not.  ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • I am very much happy to learn about your family members, your work, and your area. ~ Mukesh, 9, India
  • What I like the most about your letters is when you tell me that you pray for me and I am glad to learn how you are.  ~ Linda, 11, Peru
  • What I like the most in a letter is knowing how my sponsor is, about their daily activities, and also what is their condition, because my sponsor is just like my own parent and best friend.  ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • I like when I get your letters and you say that you are healthy.  I like to hear about all the pieces of information you share with me.  And I like to receive your gifts. ~ Estevenson, 13, Haiti
  • I want to hear from your family and about the activities that you do.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • What I like most about the letters is when the sponsor talks about his life and the life of her family, because that is very important to know how they are and how to pray for them.  ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • I like hearing any news you can tell me in the letters.  Also, I like getting photos.  ~Caua, 11, Brazil
  • Communication is very important to all.  Mainly, like with us, I like to know about you through your letters, and I like that I can see you in photos.  That is very exciting.  Always, I just enjoy your letters. ~ Guguloth, 20, India
  • When my sponsor expresses how they love me and that they are praying for me.  These words compensate for the love that one might be missing from family members who died or those who are not around them. ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)
  • When we obtain pictures, advice, and information about the status of our sponsors and their respectful families.  Plus Bible verses too.  ~ Tsigereda, 19, Ethiopia
  • Martha says that, in the letters, she likes to hear the most about your good health with your family and young one, and the prayers that you have made for her. ~ Martha, 6, Kenya
  • What I like hearing about in the letters is, if you are fine.   I am happy to see your daughter and to hear about your friends.  ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
  • I am very pleased to get your letters because it pleases me a lot.  I am happy when I get to know how you are doing with your family.  It gives me more energy.  I am very happy to get to know that your child is growing up.  ~ Phoibe, 20, Rwanda

Stay Tuned for Question #3 Tomorrow: “What would you like to tell someone about why they should write letters to their sponsored child?”

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Monday, 14 December 2015

The Kids Explain Sponsorship: Part 1

Drawing by Clara in the Philippines


Recently (or not so recently to be honest, it was over a year ago now), I wrote a letter to each of my kids/teens/young adults and told them about this blog.  Then I asked them to answer some questions for it.  There is a total of 5 Questions and I will post one a day for the next 5 days!

#1.  What would you like someone who is considering sponsoring a child to know?

  • It is good for the sponsor to know whether the child they are considering has parents or not.  ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • That there are many poor children in many countries and near my house there are many children that can't go to school.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • I am glad that there are people who are thinking about sponsoring children.  I would like to tell you that different children have different needs.  ~ Linda, 11, Peru
  • When someone sponsors a child, he/she is helping the children in need.  They facilitate them to reach their dreams and help them, and also they help them to develop their life.  Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • Sponsorship is something very special, because for children that live in poverty it is a great blessing that God uses people with good hearts to provide help to the children that need it.  ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • It is worth it to invest in a child’s life.  The program is committed to improving all areas of our lives.  ~ Caua, 11, Brazil
  • Sponsoring a child is investing in heaven, because whoever is going to do it will give hope to the child, their family, and even the coming generation.  Children are the hands we use to touch heaven.  ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)
  • I want to inform sponsors that your support is changing our lives, and I encourage you to continue your good deeds, as I and my family are living witnesses in this regard.  ~ Tsigereda, 19, Ethiopia
  • When one wants to sponsor a child, it is fun.  ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya

Stay Tuned for Question #2 Tomorrow: “What do you like hearing about in letters the most?”

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

What Is Your Favourite Food?


Personally, my favourite food is vegetable sandwiches and sushi (but not with raw fish!).  What's yours?

Drawing by Keila in Bolivia

I posted that question to my kiddos around the world, and here are the answers:
  • Meat.  Alex, Ecuador
  • Rice, Mashed Beans, and Veggies.  Estevenson, Haiti
  • Rice and Beans and Meat. Erickson, Kenya
  • Macaroni. Caua, Brazil
  • Apples and Paddy. Mukesh, India
  • Rice, Stew, and Fried Chicken.  Victor, Ecuador
  • Rice with Beans and Chapati with Meat. Mangisi, Kenya
  • Injera with Stew.  Tsigereda, Ethiopia
  • Green Noodles and Roasted Chicken.  Pamela, Peru
  • Rice.  Pince, Indonesia
  • Rice and Pulses.  Kajal, India
  • Rice with chicken.  Genoveva, Ecuador
  • Beans.  Esperance, Rwanda
  • Rice, Meat & Beans.  Alex, Ecuador
  • Cebiche and Rotisserie Style Chicken Linda, Peru
  • Ugali and Meat Stew.  Cynthia, Kenya
  • Salad. Sandra, Togo
  • Rice, Yam, Tomato Stew and Kontomire Stew. Naomi, Ghana
  • Rice with Meat or Beans Martha, Kenya
  • Brinjal and Grapes.  Thineshka, Sri Lanka
  • Fish, Rice & Bean. Francois, Dem. Rep. of Congo
  • Fish. David, El Salvador
  • Rice. Adama, Burkina Faso
  • Rice and Beans and Honey. Franklin, Honduras
     
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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Where Would You Go?




One of the questions I asked all my children is: “Where would you travel to if you could visit anywhere in the world?”  

Drawing by Eby in India
 Here are the responses:

  • I would like to travel to my uncle’s house.  That is 300km away from my house.   ~ Guguloth, 20, India
  • If I get the chance, I will visit your country: Canada.  ~ Cris, 12, Indonesia
  • I would like to visit Italy and its streets of water.  It much be very different and beautiful.  Here, we don’t have streets like that.  ~ Caua, 10, Brazil
  • I would like to go the United States because I have heard that it is a beautiful country.  ~ Franklin, 7, Honduras
  • I would go to any town, in any place.  ~ Pince, 13, Indonesia
  • I would love to travel to Entebbe Airport.  I would love to see the aeroplanes which are flying to leave, and those which are landing.  If I could travel in one of the aeroplanes, I would go to Canada, Asia, and America.  ~ Zaina, 14, Uganda
  • I would travel to the United States.  ~ Keila, 11, Bolivia
  • I want to visit you and if I could go to anywhere in the world, I would want to go to your house.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • When I have the opportunity to visit anywhere in the world, I will come visit you.   ~ Esperance, 10, Rwanda
  • I would like to visit many countries, especially Spain.  ~ Jayder, 12, Colombia
  • I would like to visit my sister in Accra here in Ghana.  ~ Naomi, 5, Ghana
  • Canada.  ~ Sandra, 8, Togo
  • India, or else I would travel to your country to meet you and your family.  ~ Martha, 6, Kenya
  • I would like to travel to Spain and learn about Spanish culture.  ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would love to come and meet you.  ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

How Universal is Pizza?

Sometimes I ask all of my sponsored the same question, because I like to get a feel for what the answers are in different parts of the world.  This time around, I asked them if they had ever tried pizza and, if so, what toppings they like the best. 

Here are the results to my poll:
Drawing by Victor in Ecuador

  • No, I haven't eaten pizza before.  ~ Atta Kuma, Ghana
  • I do not eat pizza, but I saw it on an advertisement. ~ Eby, India
  • I have eaten pizza, but with no extra toppings. ~ Cris, Indonesia
  • I eat pizza and my favourite is pepperoni. I love pizza, but I don't know how to make one.~ Caua, Brazil
  • My house is far from the city so we don't have pizza.  ~ Chokchai, Thailand
  • We eat pizza here. I love it with a lot of cheese, ham, and pepperoni. ~ Victor, Ecuador
  • I've never eaten it, but I know about it. ~ Phoibe, Rwanda
  • I eat pizza. I like to put eggs on my pizza. What about you? What do you want to put on your pizza? ~ Zaina, Uganda
  • I don't like pizza. ~ Linda, Peru
  • I never ate a pizza. ~ Olga, Bolivia
  • I eat pizza and add some ketchup to it. It is delicious. ~ Genoveva, Ecuador
  • I do not eat pizza. ~ Naomi, Ghana
  • We make Pizza from whit flower chicken or also pineapple. ~ Epher, Kenya
  • Martha doesn't know what pizza is, but she eats samosa which sometimes she has with meat and sometimes green peas. . ~ Martha, Kenya
  • In my country, I have never eaten pizza. ~ Erickson,Kenya 

To sum it up: 8 Kids had not eaten it, but at least 2 of those kids had heard of it, and 1 had no idea what it was.  6 Kids had eaten pizza, but one of them didn't like it. 

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Red, Blue or Green?

 The Results are In! 
I have tallied up my kids favourite colours and the most popular colour is.... *drumroll please*...
...
...
...
RED!!!!


Here are how the rest of the Standings Went.  (PS: Some kids are listed more than once because they had more than one favourite.  Also, these standings may be edited and change if I hear from more kids)

1. Team Red - 11 Points
Eby, India
Erickson, Kenya
Caua, Brazil
Victor, Ecuador
Zaina, Uganda
Esperance, Rwanda
Linda, Peru
Cynthia, Kenya
Martha, Kenya 
Mangisi, Kenya
Chokchai, Thailand
 
2. (Tie)

Team Blue - 6 Points

Atta Kuma, Ghana - specifically Indigo
Guguloth,
India - specifically Sky Blue

Cris, Indonesia
Keila, Bolivia
Sandra, Togo
Francois, Dem. Rep. of Congo

Team Green -6 Points
Mukesh, India
Clara, Philippines ~ Because trees are green and it symbolizes life
Kajal, India 
Esperance, Rwanda 
Naomi, Ghana 
Phoibe, Rwanda

4. Team Pink - 5 Points
Pamela, Peru
Linda, Peru 
Olga, Bolivia
Thineshka, Sri Lanka ~ specifically Rose

Phoibe, Rwanda


5.Team Orange - 3 Points
Mangisi, Kenya
Thineshka, Sri Lanka

Naomi, Ghana

6. (Tie)

Team Yellow - 2 Points

Alex, Ecuador
Kajal, India
 
 
Team White - 2 Points
Esperance, Rwanda 
Adama, Burkina Faso

8. (3 WayTie)

Team Purple - 1 Point
Tsigereda, Ethiopia

Team Black - 1 Point
Naomi, Ghana


Team Brown - 1 Point
Martha, Kenya

*For the Record, I would have thrown my own vote in with Team Green.
Drawing by Olga in Bolivia


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Monday, 2 November 2015

Prayer Requests From Around the World



Each morning I pray for my children to be happy, to be healthy, to be successful, and that they will feel loved. 

But sometimes my kids also have other specific prayer requests and I pray for these things as well when I receive these requests.  Below are some of the things that my children have asked for prayers about. 

Perhaps some of these prayer requests will help others pray for their kids too, and show you that kids everywhere have the same basic wants and needs.  And if any of my kids prayer requests jump out at you, please, say a prayer for them too!

1.      I ask that you pray for my family, and my little friends and classmates. ~ Olga, 9, Bolivia
2.      I ask you to pray for my mum and my grandma and my entire family and for those who are abandoned too. ~ Keila, 12, Bolivia
3.      I ask you to pray for my mum's family to treat each other with love. ~ Genoveva, 7, Ecuador
4.      I feel that mathematics is a bit difficult, so please pray for me so that I will be good at it. ~ Esperance, 10, Rwanda
5.      I need your prayers for me to excel in my academics. ~ Atta Kuma, 15, Ghana
6.      I request you to pray for me to be alive. ~ Zaina, 13, Uganda
7.      I want you to pray for me and my brother so that we can pass our examinations. ~ Atta Kuma, 14, Ghana
8.      I would like you to pray for my mommy, my daddy, and me to always be together. ~ Linda, 9, Peru
9.      It's important to let you know that my mother is one-eyed. She has become one-eyed while she was breaking up a coconut; a piece of the solid shell, which envelops it, hit her in an eye. She went to the hospital, unfortunately the doctor's couldn't do anything and she became one-eyed. Please pray for her. ~ Estevenson, 13, Haiti
10.  Last February 24th my father passed away due to heart failure, so we are in deep sorrow. Please pray for us. ~ Eby, 12, India
11.  Last October 15th we experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. At that time, me and my family were scared because the buildings cracked. I thank God there was no class and it was a holiday as our school also cracked. As of now we use the ground to continue our classes. Then this month on November 8th, I know you'll see it on the news on TV what is happening in the Philippines now, but we had a Super Typhoon named “Yolanda” Many people died, especially in Tacloban City. So, please continue to pray for the people of the Philippines are suffering, no food, no water, all the things washed out, especially their houses. ~ Clara, 13, Philippines
12.  Naomi wants you to pray for her family to stay united forever. ~ Naomi, 5, Ghana
13.  Please continue to pray for my family, especially my mother and father who work hard for our daily needs. ~ Clara, 14, Philippines
14.  Please continue to pray that God will give us good health, that he will guide and protect us in our daily activities. ~ Clara, 13, Philippines
15.  Please pray a lot for my dad. ~ Linda, 12, Peru
16.  Please pray for me as I struggle with my academics. ~ Martha, 6, Kenya
17.  Please pray for me because I failed mathematics.  ~ Symeon, 14, Rwanda
18.  Please pray for me since I am now a teenager. ~ Eby, 12, India
19.  Please pray for me so that I can be successful in the Compassion program. ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
20.  Please pray for me that I can make my parents happy. ~ Cris, 12, Indonesia
21.  Please pray for me to be a good girl forever. ~ Naomi, 6, Ghana
22.  Please pray for me to be brilliant in school. ~ Naomi, 7 Ghana
23.  Please pray for me to become a clever and good adult in the future. ~ Naomi, 6 Ghana
24.  Please pray for me to have a smooth relationship with my family.  ~ Tsigereda, 18, Ethiopia
25.  Please pray for me, because both my parents have now passed away. ~ Pince, 13, Indonesia
26.  Please pray for my brother as he is not able to concentrate in his studies. ~ Kajal, 10, India
27.  Please pray for my brother to get a good job. ~ Eby, 12, India
28.  Please pray for my brother who is in the barracks. ~ Genoveva, 8, Ecuador
29.  Please pray for my dreams ~ Cris, 10, Indonesia
30.  Please pray for my faith, that God will always help me in times of trials in life and temptation in school. ~ Clara, 14, Philippines
31.  Please pray for my family to accept Jesus in their hearts. ~ Genoveva, 6, Ecuador
32.  Please pray for my mother to get money. ~ Naomi, 5, Ghana
33.  Please pray for my mum so that she arrives safe on her trip and nothing bad happens to her. ~ Keila, 13, Bolivia
34.  Please pray for my mum, she is sick. ~ Victor, 7, Ecuador
35.  Please pray for my parents so that they can accept Jesus in their hearts. ~ Franklin, 6, Honduras
36.  Please pray for my whole family, especially my brother. ~ Keila, 12, Bolivia
37.  Please pray for us so God helps us to finish our house. ~ Genoveva, 7, Ecuador
38.  Please pray that God will take care of my parents and my siblings. ~ Victor, 8, Ecuador
39.  Please pray that I will always pass in school. ~ Estevenson, 11, Haiti
40.  Pray for me so that God would bless me and grant me more wisdom and knowledge.  ~ Atta Kuma, 13, Ghana
41.  Pray for me so that I will prosper in the future. ~ Atta Kuma, 15, Ghana
42.  Pray for me to grow up in Jesus. ~ Sandra, 7, Togo
43.  Pray for my brother because he broke his leg. ~ Zaina, 13, Uganda
44.  Pray for my sister Juliette because science is difficult for her. ~ Esperance, 12, Rwanda
45.  Pray that I'll always be protected and that God will watch over me. ~ Pamela, 14, Peru
46.  The bad news is that my brother and my grandmother are sick. My brother is suffering from typhoid and the grandmother is suffering from flu, but soon both will recover. I request you to pray for them because with God, everything is possible. ~ Zaina, 14, Uganda
47.  There is a subject that is very difficult for me. I would like for you to pray for me so I can understand it well. It is math. ~ Estevenson, 12, Haiti
48.  There was a murder here yesterday. Please pray for us so we will all be safe. ~ Pince, 14, Indonesia
49.  Would you pray for my relationship with my friends? ~ Pince, 13, Indonesia
50.  Would you pray to thank God for all that He did for me? ~ Romli, 15, Tanzania



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