WHAT IS THE COMPASSION EXPERIENCE?

 

The Compassion Experience is a project of Compassion International.

For over 60 years, Compassion International has been making a difference in the lives of children growing up in some of the most impoverished places on earth. Though the statistics on poverty have greatly improved over the past 25 years, the reality is that there are still 385 million children living in extreme poverty (defined as less than $1.90/day by World Bank, 2013). This type of poverty stands in direct opposition to children growing up healthy, educated and with every opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.
 
In order to advocate for the most vulnerable children, the Compassion Experience was created to share some of their realities. The Experience gives visitors a chance to see life for some children from a different perspective. It’s our hope that this perspective provides a continued awareness to both this type of poverty and the opportunity we all share to make a tangible difference for kids still stuck in the cycle of poverty.
 

Visitors will be given headsets and invited on an audio-guided journey through wheelchair-accessible and kid-friendly exhibit space, featuring replicas of the homes and environments of real children who have grown up under the weight of extreme poverty. Visitors will journey with the children from poverty to hope and will experience new countries and cultures along the way. Guests will hear the child’s life story through headphones, as told by professional voice actors in an immersive experience. The stories featured are all true and told with permission and direction from the Compassion-sponsored children who lived them. Compassion’s core strategy for combating child poverty is one-to-one sponsorship. Sponsors are individually connected with a child who will get to know them personally through exchanged letters. A $38-per-month contribution provides life-changing opportunities including:

  • consistent, nutrient-rich meals
  • preventative medical care and check-ups
  • school fees, uniforms, books, and whatever the child needs to attend or stay in school
  • Bible teaching
  • professional counseling and mentoring by safe adults
  • tutoring and vocational training

At the end of your tour through The Compassion Experience, you will have an opportunity to sponsor a child. It’s an invitation to enter the life of a child and invest directly into their future. Your support of and relationship with that child matters for eternity.

 
 
On Sunday, December 2, 2018, Northcliffe will host a Compassion Sunday in both of our morning services.  We will hear from a special guest who was once a compassion child himself.  At the conclusion of this service, you will be encouraged and challenged to sponsor a child from either the Dominican Republic OR Keyna, Africa.  These two strategic locations are the places that Northcliffe seeks to release 180 children from poverty!
To make this event a successful event for our church family and our community, we need your help.  There are two ways you can help us out:
 
 
2 – Share this event with your friends!
 
3 – Register as a volunteer to help us run the Compassion Experience!