Monday, 11 September 2017

THE COMPASSION EXPERIENCE

This year the Compassion Experience was available at Spring Harvest and at The One Event and I was disappointed that I didn't get a chance to go in.  But God is good and the experience is coming to Chesterfield twice before the year is out.

What is The Compassion Experience?

This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in two African countries: Uganda and Ethiopia.  In more than 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, schools and markets — without getting on a plane. Each child's story starts in poverty but ends in hope.
A brand new innovation to the UK, The Compassion Experience offers you the chance to visit another world without leaving your own. See with your own eyes how sponsorship transforms lives through this interactive, mobile experience; visiting churches, schools, and other venues across the country.
The Compassion Experience is housed in a Compassion-branded truck. When deployed the structure allows guests to take an immersive tour through replicas of the homes, environments and stories of two children who have been a part of Compassion’s programme. Though the use of an iPod and headphones guests have the opportunity to hear from Sameson or Shamin, who share first-hand what daily life was like growing up in extreme poverty.
As you enter the Experience, you’ll be instantly transported to Uganda and Ethiopia— visiting homes, markets and schools as you experience sights, sounds, and events from the lives of Sameson or Shamin. Witness with your own eyes the impact one caring sponsor can have.
Each tour takes approximately 20 minutes and guests are welcome to experience one or both stories.
Through the experience visitors will witness the help, new life and hope that transforms a child’s life when Compassion is able to help through the generosity of a personal sponsor. At the end of the tour, guests enter a room where they can view photos and information about children of all ages who are waiting for sponsors.
The Experience is a free, family friendly event which gives you a tangible way to share the realities of daily poverty with your own children, family, friends and community.
Get a taster here:  https://vimeo.com/220302280
It's an experience that will change you.  So bring your friends and families and lets spread some compassion and find out how we can help children like these.
Hosted by Redeemer King Church at Outwood Academy, Highfield Road, Chesterfield
Sat Sept 30th 1 pm -  6 pm 
Sun Oct 1st 12 pm - 4 pm
Hosted by Christian Life Church, Vanguard Trading Estate, Britannia Road, Chesterfield
Fri Nov 10th 5.30 pm - 7.15 pm
Sat Nov 11th 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm   &  3.45 pm - 6 pm
Sun 12th Nov 10.30 pm - 2.30 pm  &  4 pm - 6 pm