1. When the ‘Chicken Dance’ made it to Kenya


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…and was performed by these adorable toddlers!


2. Kissia’s reaction to seeing the ocean for the first time


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The ocean is not far for Kissia’s home in Brazil, but poverty has prevented her family from making the journey. She’d always dreamed of seeing the sea, so Tearfund’s partner Compassion made it happen!

“I hardly slept well, thinking about what it would be like to see the sea for the first time,” she says. “It’s much bigger and more beautiful than I imagined.”


3. Double trouble in Peru


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Twin boys Marcos and Isaac from Peru are double the blessing (and double the cuteness!) for their family.


4. Tambourine trouble in the Dominican Republic


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When you want to play the drums at church but get assigned the tambourine instead.


5. That one friend who can’t contain their excitement…


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Everyone is looking forward to their lunch at the Compassion centre, but Gerard from Togo is really looking forward to it.


6. This ‘no paparazzi’ moment in Ethiopia

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Little Merdokios’s reaction to being asked to join in the family photo is every two-year-old everywhere!


7. Stop! Triplet time.


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Meet Patience, Grace and Samuel: possibly the sassiest triplets in Uganda! The trio has an incredible story surrounding their birth. Their mother didn’t know she was expecting multiples and endured labour on the back of a motorbike! Today, the siblings are sponsored by a set of triplets in Australia.


8. A first birthday party in Indonesia


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Aurel and Hansen’s families cannot afford to celebrate their children’s birthdays. But, this year, for the first time, the children experienced the joy of a party and a special gift from Tearfund’s partner Compassion.


9. When Sienna met Praise in Kenya


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Since they were small, Sienna and Praise have taken photographs of themselves holding each other’s photo. In 2017, their relationship stepped off the pages of their letters and into their memories when they met each other for the first time.


10. Praying hard in Uganda


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Nicholas and his friends say grace before their meal—reminding us all to have a child-like faith.

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