We’ve all dreamed about what we could do if we could fly or be invisible for a day. What about reading minds or having super strength? Teleportation? Super speed?

The possibilities are endless! We recently asked some kids from one Compassion centre in Bolivia what superpower they would like to have and why. Here’s what they said.


Samuel, 8, flying

Samuel is wearing a white shirt, gray jeans, and a red cape. He is standing outside with his hands on his hips.

“I want to have all the superpowers in one, but mainly I want to fly so I can get fast everywhere and save people who are in trouble. For example, if they are being robbed.”


Adaly, 6, spiderwebs

Adaly is wearing a purple mask and cape. She is standing outside.

“I want to throw spider webs like spiderman to save the human beings when they are in trouble.”


Rafael, 11, super strength and speed

Rafael is wearing a white shirt, black jeans, and a green cape. He is standing outside.

“I want to have the superpowers of strength to help people and save them, so we could have peace, and there wouldn’t be bad things. I also want to save animals before a dog gets run over by a car.  Also, the superpower of speed to save people before they fall or crash.”


Maydelin, 9, water

Maydelin is wearing a white shirt, black pants, and a red cape. She is standing outside with her hands on her hips.

“I want to have the superpower of water so I could give it to people who lack water, so they could drink it, cook and make soup for themselves. Close to my house, some people don’t have water. I also want to turn water into ice, so when there are floods in the country, I would turn it into ice and the houses won’t get flooded. Then little by little, it would melt.”


Isac and Mijael, 4, fire

Isac, wearing a blue cape and mask, and Mijael, wearing an orange mask and cape, are standing outside together.

“I want to have the superpower to throw fire to send light where people don’t have it.” – Isac (blue)

“I want to be like Ironman. He throws fire from his hands. He captures the bad people who fight and steal. I don’t like that people do that either, so I want to do the same as Ironman. I also want to be strong like Hulk to fight against the bad people.” – Mijael (orange)


Aracely, 9, water and super speed

Aracely is wearing a white shirt, black jeans, and a yellow cape. She is running outside.

“I want to have the superpower to create water and save people so they won’t get burned. I also want to run fast and save people from accidents because sometimes they crash and get hurt.”


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Photos and field reporting by Galia Oropeza

Written by: Alyssa Esparaz

Alyssa is Compassion Canada's Manager of Content and Public Relations, telling stories that inspire and equip Jesus followers to live compassionate lifestyles. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied International Development.