Each year at Thanksgiving, my family goes around the table and we each share what we’re thankful for. Usually, we share about how grateful we are to have each other and for how God has provided for us. I love reading what these 10 Compassion kids around the world had to say when we asked them what they were thankful for. I never thought to thank God for my toothbrush!
“I’m thankful because I have food on the table.”
“I am thankful to God for my family, for my sponsors, for my food, for water, for my toothbrush and because I am happy.”
“I am thankful to God for I am alive; He changed my life completely. I am thankful for the Compassion centre, because we are supported and taught about Jesus. I am also thankful for my tutor, my sponsor and my parents.”
“I am grateful for the opportunities that I am receiving to achieve my ambition of becoming a doctor.”
“I am thankful to have the same opportunities to study as boys.”
“I am thankful for God’s forgiveness.”
“I am thankful because I have a sponsor.”
“I am thankful to my beloved sponsor, for because of his love I do not have to stay hungry anymore.”
“I’m thankful for my child development centre. I love to come here.”
“I give thanks to God because He loves me so much and that makes me smile.”
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Reporting and photos by Betsy Grandez, Juana Ordonez and J. Sangma