Christian Stories for Children - Compassion International

Christian stories for children are a great way to teach how kids around the world live. Children love hearing about the daily lives of their peers who live internationally.

Our Christian stories for children present topics like:

  • What do kids living in poverty do for fun?
  • How do they stay healthy? How do they handle illness and disease?
  • What kind of animals do they have? Do they have pets?
  • What are their schools like? How do they get there?
  • What do they want to be when they grow up?
  • Do they have bullies? How do they respond?

You’ll read first-hand accounts from children living in desperate circumstances. These stories will show how children can be content even when life is difficult.

Christian stories for children are a practical way to instill compassion for the issue of worldwide poverty. This magazine will make it possible for you to share accurate and first-hand stories from children around the globe.

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Homework and Housework

Follow a day in the life of a Tanzanian 9-year-old.

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Discover Tanzania

Learn interesting facts about the African country!

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11-year-old Samuel celebrates Christmas in the Indonesian village
The Little Fisher Boy

See how 11-year-old Samuel celebrates Christmas in his Indonesian village

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Sponsored kids' families join for food and togetherness.
Gather Round

Sponsored kids' families join for food and togetherness.

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A Spanish Bible
Love in Many Languages

See Bibles of kids around the world.

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Ugandan boy playing the trombone.
You've Gotta Love Uganda

See what Ugandan children receive at their Compassion centers!

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Hector painting a picture of flowers
Works of Heart

A young artist uses his talents to express his feelings.

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Girl sewing in Burkina Faso
The Art of Survival

People in poverty make art to earn money.

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African boy laughs while holding his hands under running water
Back to Basics

See how God provides for the basic needs of children all over the world.

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Filipino girls walking to school
Ready to learn

How do you get ready for school? Compare your mornings with those of kids around the world.

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Boy in Burkina Faso holds a goat
Creatures Great and Small

See how kids in poverty care for their animals.

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A Place to Belong

Meet families of kids around the world!

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Two girls in India show off produce from their garden
Gardening Tools

Check out the gardens of Compassion-assisted kids around the world.

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Lilliane at home
At Home in Northeast Brazil

In the largest country in South America, many families have more than enough. But other families like Lelliane’s live in poverty.

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What kids eat in Asia
Chew on This

Find out where sponsored kids in Thailand and the Philippines get their food.

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Sports Break

See what sponsored kids play at their Compassion centers!

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Sleeping Spaces

Step inside bedrooms of kids around the world! What do you see?

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Ocean Escape!

Surf’s up! These kids in Brazil are making waves.

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Happy With Less

These Compassion-sponsored kids don’t need a lot of toys to be happy or have fun.

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To the Rescue!

Edwin, an elephant keeper in Kenya, was in Compassion’s program when he was little. See how he cares for God’s creatures!

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How Do You Get to School?

These kids in the Philippines used to swim across a dangerous river just to get to school. Now a canoe helps them start their journey.

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Featherless Friend

The story of Ku, a bird who was born without feathers and can't fly, was adapted from an ancient Mexican fable.

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School in Brazil

How much do you know about school in Brazil? Photos show you what a day is like for 8-year-old Emidio, from the moment he wakes up to the time he gets ready for bed.

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Heart Healthy

Read how doctors helped fix Fatao’s heart.

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From Hurt to Helped

These kids were bullied and teased — just because they are different. But they found help.

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Powerful Prayers

Read these prayer requests from sponsored children in Nicaragua.

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Make a Joyful Noise!

Check out some instruments that children play at Compassion centers around the world.

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Bathroom Basics

With toilets, sinks and showers, bathrooms meet a lot of important needs. But many kids who live in poverty don’t have bathrooms.

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A Healthy Start

Health care is not available to many of the poorest children around the world, but Compassion-sponsored kids get the care they need.

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Skills for Life

It’s important for children in the developing world to learn skills so they can earn money when they’re older.

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On a Mission

Meet a girl in the Philippines who loves to teach — especially about Jesus.

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All About Malaria

Malaria is a disease that kills children living in poverty in Africa. But it's a disease that can easily be prevented.

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Powerful Prayers

School is an important part of God's plan for kids. Read the prayers of five Compassion-sponsored children.

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All Aboard

For the poorest kids in many countries, getting to school is hard. But they can still have fun crowding onto boats and bikes.

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School Around the World

See what life is like for students in countries such as Thailand, Kenya and the Philippines.

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