Children at a Compassion center in Fortaleza, Brazil, are learning how to surf! Their pastor says the surfing program teaches kids important life lessons.

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Before leaving the Compassion center to go surfing, a student gets his board ready, and Pastor Carlos gives instructions. The pastor says Jesus was like a surfer because he could walk on water!

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Most sponsored kids in the church's surfing program live in neighborhoods without parks, yards or other safe places to play. So going surfing is extra special to the kids.

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The students in the surfing program get lessons from a surfer. He says that the sport isn't only for fun. It also teaches discipline and makes kids feel good about themselves.

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Pastor Carlos teaches the kids exercises that will help them stand up on their surf boards. Here they practice lying on their stomachs and then jumping up to their feet. It will help them stand up on their boards after paddling out to the waves.

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Eight-year-old Joao Basildo's practice pays off as he catches a wave! A small camera on his board captures the excitement on video.

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After a fun day of surfing, the sponsored kids leave the beach. They're ready to go back to their Compassion center for a warm meal and some Bible lessons!

Before leaving the Compassion center to go surfing, a student gets his board ready, and Pastor Carlos gives instructions. The pastor says Jesus was like a surfer because he could walk on water!

Most sponsored kids in the church's surfing program live in neighborhoods without parks, yards or other safe places to play. So going surfing is extra special to the kids.

The students in the surfing program get lessons from a surfer. He says that the sport isn't only for fun. It also teaches discipline and makes kids feel good about themselves.

Pastor Carlos teaches the kids exercises that will help them stand up on their surf boards. Here they practice lying on their stomachs and then jumping up to their feet. It will help them stand up on their boards after paddling out to the waves.

Eight-year-old Joao Basildo's practice pays off as he catches a wave! A small camera on his board captures the excitement on video.

After a fun day of surfing, the sponsored kids leave the beach. They're ready to go back to their Compassion center for a warm meal and some Bible lessons!

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FROM THE BIBLE

Psalm 93:4

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea – the Lord on high is mighty.

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