Change the Story: The Compassion Experience just wrapped up a five-day stint at the North Georgia State Fair. This is a 20-minute self-guided journey that immerses visitors into the lives and stories of three children living in abject poverty in developing countries. The eye-opening experience included 3,100 square feet of exhibit space, featuring exact replicas of the homes and environments of these three children who are Compassion beneficiaries. The event was free, family-friendly and more than informative...it was transformative.
Not everyone has the opportunity to witness true poverty. In fact, most Americans can’t imagine what life would be like living on less than $1.25 per day, but 1.4 billion people around the world are doing just that. Compassion International, the world's largest Christian child development organization, works tirelessly in 26 of the world's poorest countries to release children from lives of poverty. They invite visitors to this exhibit to step into the shoes of a child in another country as part of the cross-country tour.
But this exhibit is not about despair. The tour takes visitors from hardship to hope, showing how that child's story is transformed through the support of Compassion and his/her relationship with a sponsor. Missed the Atlanta stop? Take a look at their event calendar to check it out next time. Click through the list to read more about this exciting experience.