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From Depression To Finding Jesus

When asked about her illness, Esmeralda shook her head and dropped her gaze. “I’m so embarrassed to talk about it,” she said with a nervous smile, “I was depressed so I used to eat my hair, and I almost died because of how sick I got.” The first time Esmeralda was 9 years old the first time she got sick. Her mother and grandmother left the city of León, Nicaragua, to seek better job opportunities. Esmeralda and her two sisters...

A Protective Heart

According to the Child and Adolescence Protection Network, 70 million boys and girls in South America and the Caribbean live in poverty. Additionally, two out of every three of them suffer some kind of physical or psychological violence on a regular basis. Violence doesn’t discriminate against...

Unbreakable

Situated in the foothills of the volcano Atacazo, in Ecuador, there is a small community called Guamaní. Life is not easy for people in this area. The lack of basic living services and difficult access to the community through narrow, steep bush trails force families to walk many miles every day to get around. For the Maza Family, a young married couple, the situation worsened when they had their first son, Alexis.   “We were very young when I got...

Fighting With Hope

I love the color red. Red is a strong and vibrant color. It’s the color of love; of the tomatoes that are in my favorite food, pizza; and of the noses of the clowns who visit us at hospital. It’s the color of the traffic lights that indicate cars should stop. It’s the color of blood coming out of my veins every time I need to do my exams in the hospital. Maybe that’s why – while most other girls...

Thailand Boys Sharing Their Stories

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the members of the Wild Boars soccer team reunited, eager to thank the world for the outpouring of love and support that went into rescuing them from a harrowing subterranean ordeal — many details of which they shared publicly for the first time. “I would like to thank everybody. You all love me, and I love everyone,” said Adul (our Compassion child). “I feel like people around the world are my parents.”...