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We are all part of one family – God's! But when it comes to our earthly families, no two are the same.

Some kids live with a mom and dad, while some live with a single parent, grandparents or other relatives. Other kids live in orphanages. The important thing is for kids to feel like they belong. Let's meet some families of kids around the world!

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Cristel & Cristhian

Twin sister and brother Cristel and Cristhian live in Bolivia with their dad [holding them in the picture], mom, two sisters and a baby brother. Their parents don't make much money in their job collecting and selling plastic bottles. Sometimes they can't afford food for the family. 

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Compassion helped the family by finding sponsors for the twins. Cristhian is sponsored by Patricia in Pennsylvania. Cristel is sponsored by Rebecca in Wisconsin. The twins go to a Compassion center, where they play, eat and learn that they are part of God's family.

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The twins play with their sister outside of their home. What do you notice about their home? How is it similar to and different from your home?

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Sadusha

Four-year-old Sadusha lives with her grandpa in Sri Lanka. When Sadusha was a baby, her parents moved away to find jobs in another town. Her grandpa is going blind and has trouble walking. He registered Sadusha in Compassion's program to get help. 

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Sadusha goes to a Compassion center at a church in her village. Sometimes the workers from the center visit her at home, which is a one-room hut on the beach. The home has walls of palm leaves. What else do you notice about this photo of her home?

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Akimana

Akimana, a 13-year-old in Rwanda, was adopted by Beatrice, a widow with four other children. Akimana's parents died when she was a baby. So Beatrice took her home and later registered her in Compassion's program. Thanks to her sponsor, Beth, Akimana can go to school and a Compassion center.

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Compassion gave Akimana and Beatrice money to build a house and plant this garden. Now they grow potatoes to eat and sell.

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George & Brandon

Eight-year-old George and his 5-year-old brother, Brandon, live with their mom in Colombia. Their dad left their family and stopped visiting them, which made the brothers very sad. So their Compassion teachers found them a counselor to talk to about their feelings. At their Compassion center, George and Brandon learn that our Father in heaven will never leave them.

Did you know that you belong to God's family — just like all these sponsored kids do? Ephesians 2:19 says that, thanks to Jesus, we belong to God's family and are welcome in God's household!

Cristel & Cristhian

Twin sister and brother Cristel and Cristhian live in Bolivia with their dad [holding them in the picture], mom, two sisters and a baby brother. Their parents don't make much money in their job collecting and selling plastic bottles. Sometimes they can't afford food for the family. 

Compassion helped the family by finding sponsors for the twins. Cristhian is sponsored by Patricia in Pennsylvania. Cristel is sponsored by Rebecca in Wisconsin. The twins go to a Compassion center, where they play, eat and learn that they are part of God's family.

The twins play with their sister outside of their home. What do you notice about their home? How is it similar to and different from your home?

Sadusha

Four-year-old Sadusha lives with her grandpa in Sri Lanka. When Sadusha was a baby, her parents moved away to find jobs in another town. Her grandpa is going blind and has trouble walking. He registered Sadusha in Compassion's program to get help. 

Sadusha goes to a Compassion center at a church in her village. Sometimes the workers from the center visit her at home, which is a one-room hut on the beach. The home has walls of palm leaves. What else do you notice about this photo of her home?

Akimana

Akimana, a 13-year-old in Rwanda, was adopted by Beatrice, a widow with four other children. Akimana's parents died when she was a baby. So Beatrice took her home and later registered her in Compassion's program. Thanks to her sponsor, Beth, Akimana can go to school and a Compassion center.

Compassion gave Akimana and Beatrice money to build a house and plant this garden. Now they grow potatoes to eat and sell.

George & Brandon

Eight-year-old George and his 5-year-old brother, Brandon, live with their mom in Colombia. Their dad left their family and stopped visiting them, which made the brothers very sad. So their Compassion teachers found them a counselor to talk to about their feelings. At their Compassion center, George and Brandon learn that our Father in heaven will never leave them.

Did you know that you belong to God's family — just like all these sponsored kids do? Ephesians 2:19 says that, thanks to Jesus, we belong to God's family and are welcome in God's household!

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