The Rivertree church family is excited to host the Compassion Experience Friday, November 13th - Monday, November 16th.
The Compassion Experience is a free community-wide event that brings visitors into true stories of life in the developing world (India, Uganda or Bolivia). Each guest receives an iPod and headphones and takes a 20-minute, multi-media tour—walking through homes, streets, markets and schools. You’ll experience sights, sounds, and events from the lives of actual Compassion children, narrated from their own perspective, that will give an inside look into how they live and their story of hope.
It is an excellent way to better engage your church to the realities of extreme poverty and activate them to live out their faith in a practical way. We've found it to be very impactful in helping parents educate their kids and begin to develop a heart for the poor, and it’s a great conversation starter—especially for those who have never had the opportunity to see Compassion’s work first-hand.
Compassion Experience - Volunteers Needed
As the host of the Compassion Experience Rivertree has committed to providing volunteers that will help with set-up and manning of the experience. Will you consider volunteering to help? Please contact our mission assistant Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org to discover how you can help.
*Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1.3 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded eleven consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.