This year we are marking Advent with something a little different. Every couple of days we are going to post a Christmas quote from children in Compassion projects around the World. S, here goes:
1. Isaac from Peru:
"We are going on a party and we have gifts, sweets toys and Jesus!"
2. Juan from Indonesia:
"If I was a wise man visiting Jesus, I would give him a bag so he had something to put all his other gifts in."
3. Gabriel from Ecuador:
"I liked the gifts at this party and they painted my face too. They gave me the face of a dog. I like dogs."
4. Alexandra from Peru:
"When I found my shoes and my dress [in my gift], I felt like God heard my prayers."
5. Noventon from Indonesia:
"Last Christmas, I was given clothes. The shirt is the one I'm wearing now. It's the only shirt I own. At home we celebrate Christmas by gathering together and sharing stories. The old people in my family give advice."
6. Christel from Haiti:
"What I like most about Christmas at the project is the quality time I spend with my homies during the Christmas celebration."
7. Augustin from Togo:
"I enjoyed Christmas. I received. toys and games. I had fun with my project mates. I was so happy and I wish I would have [more] nice days like this."
8. Evelin from Peru:
"I like Christmas because it's a happy time and Jesus was born."
9. Yoan from Colombia:
"My favourite gift ever was a toy car. Baby Jesus gave it to me."
10. Antonia from El Salvador:
"We can truly be happy at Christmas, no matter what may be happening in our daily lives, we know that we are God's children and today our homes are small and cold, but some day Heaven will be our home."