An unexpected gift

Watch these CI teens take a trip to the past—and see their emotional reactions to the journey.

THANK YOU for caring enough to change the present so our kids experience a more hopeful future!

What are you thankful for this year? Let us know in the comments!


Nov 13, 2017

I am thankful for the freedom to live my life by following Jesus. For God's amazing reckless love for humanity. For Esmaliy and the progress she has made over the years. For all the staff and workers of CI

Nov 13, 2017

It is our pleasure through the hand of God that we support four girls..Jackline,Damaris,Iris and Neill. We are proud of the progress that they are making. All I can say is thank you Jesus,

Nov 13, 2017

Seeing this video really melted my heart and I am so proud to be the sponsor of wonderful girls!

Nov 13, 2017

Thank you for the video!! Glad to help. I’m very thankful this year that I’m making way more money than last year and this has allowed me to help people and organization like you so for that I’m grateful ❤️

Nov 13, 2017

Love this video! Love CI too!

Nov 13, 2017

I am very grateful for Children's International presence in the world and for the precious "kids" I have been able to sponsor over the years! This video is wonderful! Linda Miller

Nov 13, 2017

Thankful for all the staff and volunteers who put our contributions to work to make a difference in the lives of these precious children and their families.

Nov 13, 2017

I am grateful that I am sponsoring Kaela Alexandra. Thank you all staff and sponsors at CI. Also a big thank you to my mom fro helping me with this.

ginny rickard
Nov 13, 2017

Thank you for a heart-warming video. I think of Cherry Mae...I so hope she is happy!

Nov 13, 2017

I'm very happy that CI exists in the world to help these wonderful children! It is an honor to participate in their growth and education via the sponsorship program. THIS VIDEO WARMS THE HEART !! Please keep up the great work that you are doing! Mia Flato

Nov 13, 2017

Thank you for sharing the hopeful faces of CI. I recognized Alfonso (my HOPE recipient of 2016) there in the video right away!

Nov 14, 2017

What a touching video! Children International gives us the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the precious children we sponsor: Chilenga, Maria, Donald, Eesha, Riya, Fridah, Leidys, and Ashley. God has blessed us and has given us a powerful and meaningful way to share our blessings with these beautiful children. We so enjoy watching them grow and receiving their letters and artwork. Thank you Children International!

Nov 14, 2017

This is great! Thank you!
Nov 15, 2017

Thank you for sharing this video and for providing the opportunity for all of us to help children living in challenging circumstances. I give thanks each day for Parthana, Elizabeth, Ma Dolor, Clark, Melisa, Daniel, Atenea and Alan. Sending blessings also to the many workers who help in support of your wonderful program. May you continue to be a beacon of light in the lives of many throughout the world.

Nov 15, 2017

Seeing this video brought me to tears. I'm so happy for all of my 50 Sponsor kids. I'm great full to all the many Volunteers that help the CI staff with all those children. I will always Pray for their safety. Without the wonderful staff and Volunteers those children would not get the help they need . I hope CI will keep growing each year, so that many more children can be helped. I pray that many more people will start sponsoring children.

Nov 15, 2017

I have been a sponsor for more than 20 years, I would love to see grown up pictures of my "Children" Wonderful

Nov 16, 2017

I am grateful for the blessing that God has given our family to sponsor Ralph in the Philippines and MD in Kolkata. You are both wonderful and I cherish every time I hear from you.
God bless CI.

Nov 16, 2017

I'm grateful that I am able to sponsor Grace and be a witness to her life as she grows up. I feel honored to be helping to provide her with the means to realize her dreams! Thanks for the touching video!!

Nov 17, 2017

So very simple and right to the point. Thank you Children International for all the work you do and how nice it has been to give these last years until these children will soon be adults. God bless all of you here :)

Nov 17, 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely video. It is my pleasure to sponsor Dylan!

mary van vleck
Nov 18, 2017

Your video of the children receiving photos of themselves as young children is truly heart-warming. I loved it! I hope that the 2-3 children whom I have sponsored but who left the program early received photos like these as a parting and loving gesture.

Nov 18, 2017

As a humanist, I am glad that Children International exists to provide a means for human beings to help each other, especially to help those forgotten or those with plights not well known. A sponsored smile gives hopes that steps taken - even if small - matter.

Nov 19, 2017

Am very grateful to CI for a wonderful journey with our 3 talented , special to our heart , beautiful , almost grown children.....Watching them grow , going to school, playing with friends , even seeing their wonderful families is beyond our heart. Thank you CI for letting us be part of your journey. We love you all.

Nov 30, 2017

I am so glad to help the kids are really special!!!

Dec 9, 2017

When I think of CI I think of the LOVE JESUS spoke of!

Dec 14, 2017

Making a Difference. Thank you CI.

Dec 16, 2017

Thanks for the video! I am so blessed by God to be a part of making a small, but impacting difference in the lives of these precious kids. Jesus's love is in my heart & is extended to all the children & people of our world! Thanks You for the privilege of serving you. Merry Christmas to all.

Oct 3, 2022


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