Many people have heard of Compassion International and the work it does in finding sponsors for children living in poverty around the worlds. The kids and I were able to attend an immersive exhibit showing exactly what Compassion International does for these children and an example of what type of children they help.
The Compassion Experience we attended had two children's stories.
We were given an iPod and earbuds and went on a guided tour through rooms set up just like the places where these children lived.
This plate of rice was an example dinner for an entire family.
We were led into the almost hopeless stories of these children. One young boy in Kenya was thrown into prison at the age of 9 because he had resorted to stealing food to live.
Then we heard the difference Compassion International and the children's sponsors made to their lives. Through the Compassion program they were provided food, education, hygiene and most of all, love.
The things provided by Compassion International changed the lives of these children and provided them a way out of the darkness they lived in. Their families lives were changed as well.
My children's eyes were opened to the blessings they have compared to so many in the world. They became aware of the needs of others and their compassion grew - all from this experience!
The Compassion Experience is a traveling exhibit and there may be an event near you soon! Go HERE to find out more.