Hello, Down There!

A boy in Togo catches some air by jumping off a swing outside his Compassion center. Many kids who are poor don’t have toys at home or playgrounds in their neighborhoods. But sponsored children get to play and have fun at their Compassion centers!

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Oops! I forgot the first law of physics: If nothing is holding an object (or boy) up, it falls! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! "Ashley, 12 Chesapeake, VA

“GOING TO THE MOON! Uh oh… my rocket ship…”

Ezra, 5 Shingle Springs, CA

This is the togo air liner captain speaking.. We are coming in for a crash landing

Ethan, 10 WA

I belived I could fly! And I’m doing it! But wait! Look out below!

Kenzie, 11 Coral Springs, FL

News reporter: Breaking news! A boy in Togo is floating way up high… Wait, no, he’s falling! This wasn’t suppose’ to happen!

Whitney, 12 Gilberts, Il

Up up and away

Eva, 11 Portland Oregon

Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s boy that’s got hops!

Chloe, 12 Marietta, GA

I’m flying

sage, 9 cloumbia Missouri

? hey look that’s my house, hi mom!

Jaeyla, 11 Victoria Minnesota

I’m flying! Oh no, I forgot my parachute!!

Annsley, 11 Auburn Hills, MI

When am I going to reach the ground!

Faith, 12 Lawrence ks

flying check now I need to walk on water! but first how do I get down!?

ruthanna, 11 purcell M.O.

this is not going to end well.

Sophia, 9 purcell M.O.

This is all fun and sunshine now, but what about when I land

Jaeyla, 10 Shakopee MN

So one of my hundreds of my attempts worked now what I need to work on is- AHHHH!- landing, ouch!

Caroline, 12 Raleigh, NC

Wee hoo!

Sofia, 12 Rancho Cucamonga

(I’ll Fly Away)
Oh I’ll fly away oh glory
I’ll fly away,
And when I fly Hallelujah by and by,
I’ll fly away!

Layla, 11 Fort White, Florida

I’m flying!!!God gave me powers!!!

Baylee, 9 Chatom AL

I’m going for a ride in my favorite rocket ship!

Benjamin, 9 Chico, CA

Boy: oh look rose I’m ooooooo I am flying . Rose :I Don’t Your flying ! Boy:Yay!

Reagan, 7 Gilbirts IL


Enwin, 6 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

“The truth is some one tied my ears and glued my hair to an invisible cloud…although, it was fun the first 236 days….say i’m starved….Got any NACHOS?????

Audey, 12 Remington, In

I’m going, going, gone! Woohoo! Hang on, where did the swing go?

Ava, 13 Bainbridge Island, Washington

I like sitting on this invisible cloud!!

Catherine, 10 Buford, GA

Bye, Compassion center! I’m going to Alaska!

Kourtneigh, 10 LA

Hey, you down there can you fly or has God given me a super power?

Ceri, 11 Fort Collins Colorado

Yes, I can sit on the air! Can’t you?

AddiSon, 13 Brooks, GA

to infinity and beyond

Jude, 9 Cleveland, Tenn.

Weeeeeeeeeeh!!! I’m flying!!! (Uh-oh! I didn’t expect that.)

Maja Elizabeth, 7 Rochester, MN

Look Mom! No hands!

Grace, 11 Scottsdale Arizona

That the kid is on the swing.

Adriana, 13 virginiabeach

I hope there isn’t a buffalo under me! AHH! There’s a buffalo under me.

Evie, 7 Panama City Beach, Fla.

Wait, we are playing the ground is lava? Uh-oh!

Simeon, 8 Minneapolis, Minn.

Uh oh! I forgot my parachute! Who’s gonna catch me?!

Mia, 8 Madison, Wis.

Swing Away:

I’m a boy who lives in Africa,
Where birds and parrots fly,
It was there I hopped up on a swing, and there I touched the sky.

Elliana, 13 Shakopee, Minn.

Peter Pan’s got nothing on me!

Jaeyla, 9 Shakopee, Minn.

I feel like a chicken! Wait, what do you mean, chickens can’t fly?!

Hannah, 7 Euless, Texas

Hooray, it’s lunch time! Mom’s calling me. Gotta go!

Berenice, 8 Gresham, Ore.

Hey! Guys, look how high I can swing. Uh oh! Guys — pant, pant, pant — why am I in the air? Aghhhh!

Zoe, 11 San Diego, Calif.

Cool, but where’s he going to land? Somewhere soft, I hope!

Alex, 11 Boone, N.C.

Where’s my Olympic medal?

Joshua, 10 Pella, Iowa

I’m flying! No … wait … I’m falling with style.

Adie, 4 Panama City Beach, Fla.

This feels like so much fun. … Ahhhh, crash and burn! I changed my mind!

Cailyn, 12 Moses Lake, Wash.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s SUPER TOGO BOY!

Daniel, 14 Glendale, Ariz.

I think these things need some seat belts.

Genevieve, 8 Fredericksburg, Texas

Swing you later!

Gracie, 8 Medina, Ohio

I can’t believe I can fly! ?

Ember, 8 Austin, Texas

I swing so high. I fly in the sky!

Jared, 6 Kutztown, Pa.

Um, too high. Too high! … Wheeee! (Bump) Ouch!

Audrey, 6 Mission, Kan.

You’re supposed to swing on it! Not jump off it!

Finn, 5 Republic, Wash.

Whee! I’m sitting in the air!

Micah, 8 Kutztown, Pa.

I think I can see my mom from here! Hi, Mom!

Daniel, 12 Shasta Lake, CA

I could fly to the moon and back!

Kaylee, 10 Hoboken, N.J.

Somebody catch me!

Lydia, 12 Roscoe, Texas

Hey look, the moon!

Gavrielle, 14 Rockford, Ill.

I can touch the clouds!

Madeline, 8 Iron, Minn.

Okay. Ready. Three, two, one, jump!

Micah, 8 Katy, Texas

I’m flying!

Chloe, 6 Belleville, Mich.

One, two, three … whee!

Harper, 6 Belleville, Mich.

Wait, people can’t fly? Help!

Addison, 10 Lancaster, Pa.

How’s the weather down there?

Gavin, 11 McLean, Va.

That was fun. Let’s do that again!

Eliana, 10 Burleson, Texas

I can see everything from up here!

Rosie, 9 Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Up, up and away! Oh no, I’m falling! I hope there’s a trampoline under me. OUCH!

Iona, 9 Escondido, Calif.

Where did the seat go?

Zoe, 11 Greenwood, Ind.

This is your captain speaking. Please fasten your seat belts. We are coming in for a landing!

Merideth, 13 Bellingham, Wash.

Mom! Look, I’m flying! Everyone said it wasn’t possible, but look at me now!

Olivia, 13 Eden Prairie, Minn.

This is fun! Ahhhh! I take that back!

Mason, 10 Athens, Ga.

I can see my house from here!

Mary Claire, 12 Athens, Ga.

WHEEEE! Wait, I’m going to be airsick.

Liam, 9 Brownsburg, Ind.

WHOA! Where is my swing?

Gabe, 9 St. Louis, Mo.

Look, Mom! I’m Buzz Lightyear!

Jocelynn, 10 Christiansburg, Va.

I’m flying! Now I’m falling!

Izzy, 12 Thornton, Colo.

Look, Mom! I can fly!

Laurel, 13 Daphne, Ala.

Look at me, Mom! I’m an expert!

Emily, 11 Somerset, Pa.

Flying, flying! Oh no, falling!

Avalyn, 12 Zealand, Mich.

Three, two, one, LIFTOFF.

Alec, 10 Sarasota, Fla.

I can fly! I CAN FL— uh oh.

Audrey, 11 Chuluota, Fla.


Cason, 10 Grand Junction, Colo.

Ma says that next time I should wear a helmet.

Brennen, 12 Grand Rapids, Mich.

OK, guys. Now this is how you get in a tree!

Haden, 10 Machesny Park, Ill.

If I swing high enough, I can get to the other side of the world!

Liam, 9 Brownsburg, Ind.

Please fasten your seat belt and prepare for takeoff.

Arabelle, 10 Mason, Ohio

Fly like a bird. Fly away!

Davis, 11 Trussville, Ala.

Look, Mom! No hands!

Sarah, 12 Tucson, Ariz.

Did someone say “tacos”?

Sarah, 12 Tucson, Ariz.

Gravity? What’s that?

Samantha, 9 Tucson, Ariz.

Ahh! Get me down. I’m afraid of heights!

Faith, 10 Eden Prairie, Minn.

LOOK! I see a bird … or is that a plane?

Ryann, 11 Midlothian, Va.

Look at this invisible elephant I’m sitting on!

Jaid, 11 Shakopee, Minn.

Yes! Stuck the landing!

Riley, 12 Leon, Iowa

Whoa! This is high!

Eliana, 8 Lincoln, Neb.

YIKES! I’m sitting on air!

Mia, 9 Columbia, Md.

I have an invisible parachute, and I am skydiving!

Elizabeth, 7 Bedford, Mass.

Sometimes, it’s fun to scare yourself with your imagination. (Looks down) AHH! LAVA!

Penny, 10 Kearney, Neb.

A swing and a miss!

Tyler, 8 Humansville, Mo.

Floating on laughter.

Ian, 8 Ojai, Calif.

There’s a mattress down there, right?

Zoey, 11 Waddel, Ariz.

SNAP, WHOOSH, OOF … let’s do it again!

Emerson, 10 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

I think I found a new Olympic sport!

Sonja, 10 Chaska, Minn.

Look how high I can fly!

Mary, 9 Clarksville, Tenn.

No! No! No! Why is the swing throwing me off?

Esther, 3 Clarksville, Tenn.

Look out below!

Charlotte, 11 Detroit Lakes, Minn.

See? I can sit in the air!

Adah, 11 Galena, Ill.

Now, how can I stay up here?!

Petra, 14 Galena, Ill.

I think I’m going too high!

Laine, 9 Fort Worth, Texas

Who ever said boys can’t sprout wings?

Charlotte, 12 Rogers, Ark.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a little boy!

Thomas, 9 Rogers, Ark.

Houston, we have a negative on that orbit trajectory.

Wyatt, 12 Rhome, Texas

Whee! Look at me! Five feet, 20 feet, 50 feet, 100 … oh no. Look out for the airplane!

Emily, 10 Newark, Del.


Oliver, 10 Kingsburg, Calif.


Wait, where did the swing go?


Luke, 9 Homewood, Ill.

The sky’s the limit!

Selah, 13 Omaha, Neb.

Oh no … I forgot my swing seat belt again!

Keaton, 5 Lebanon, Ohio

Whee! This is fun!

Margot, 8 North Little Rock, Ark.

Finally! Some fresh air!

Sophia, 8 Rochester, Minn.

Look at me! Look at me!

Goldie, 11 North Little Rock, Ark.

I’m Superman!

Lewis, 7 Gainesville, Fla.

Houston, we have liftoff.

Cora, 11 Columbus, Neb.

I can fly! I can fly! I can fly!

Mikayla, 13 Hickory, N.C.

To infinity! And beyond!

Logan, 9 Hickory, N.C.

Swing, swing, swing, swing. AHHH, gravity, where are you?

Addison, 10 Staley, N.C.

Reach for the skies!

Noah, 10 Hickory, N.C.

I the king, so lets go swing.

Lilliana, 11 Chester, Ill.

Woo hoo! Look at me! I am flying!

Faith, 11 Gobles, Mich.

Make way for the king of the air!

Rehmi, 8 Ensenada, Mexico

It’s swinging season!

Jackson, 8 Oak Creek, Wis.