Gather Round!

As you gather for big family meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas, see how people in developing countries join for food and togetherness.

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FROM THE BIBLE

Matthew 18:20

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."

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๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand

Seven-year-old Borisut, right, and his family eat breakfast at their home. They grew the food in their garden, which their church helped them plant. They also caught crickets in their garden, and then fried them โ€” a popular snack in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ.

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana

Emelia, third from right, eats rice and beans with her family. She is sponsored through Compassion.

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia

Agnes Janu Dwi Widiyanti, a sponsored 11-year-old, joins her parents and grandma at their dinner table. On the table is all the food they have to eat for the whole week, including rice, tofu, fish, vegetables, chili sauce, soup and fruits.

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines

A family prays before eating a meal of rice, noodles and sardines at their temporary shelter. Compassion provided the shelter, made of bamboo and sheets, after a typhoon destroyed the familyโ€™s home.

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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya

Rita, right, and her baby, Brian, join loved ones to eat outside their mud home. Compassion helps Rita and Brian because their family doesnโ€™t earn enough money to buy food, medicine and other important items.

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๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo

Fellow, right, gathers with his family to enjoy a small meal outside their home. A kitty visitor looks for crumbs. Since Fellow is sponsored, he gets to eat big meals of maize, fish, yams and other nutritious food at his Compassion center!

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand

Seven-year-old Borisut, right, and his family eat breakfast at their home. They grew the food in their garden, which their church helped them plant. They also caught crickets in their garden, and then fried them โ€” a popular snack in Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana

Emelia, third from right, eats rice and beans with her family. She is sponsored through Compassion.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia

Agnes Janu Dwi Widiyanti, a sponsored 11-year-old, joins her parents and grandma at their dinner table. On the table is all the food they have to eat for the whole week, including rice, tofu, fish, vegetables, chili sauce, soup and fruits.

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines

A family prays before eating a meal of rice, noodles and sardines at their temporary shelter. Compassion provided the shelter, made of bamboo and sheets, after a typhoon destroyed the familyโ€™s home.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya

Rita, right, and her baby, Brian, join loved ones to eat outside their mud home. Compassion helps Rita and Brian because their family doesnโ€™t earn enough money to buy food, medicine and other important items.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo

Fellow, right, gathers with his family to enjoy a small meal outside their home. A kitty visitor looks for crumbs. Since Fellow is sponsored, he gets to eat big meals of maize, fish, yams and other nutritious food at his Compassion center!

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