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Compassion Experience Draws Over 2,500 Guests [pictures]

Last weekend, 2,534 people from all over the Tri-Cities streamed through GFC for a very unique attraction we have been looking forward to for over a year. Compassion International, a child sponsorship organization with whom we partner, brought their Change the Story Compassion Experience to our church over our Compassion Sunday weekend.

The Compassion Experience is an immersive, interactive exhibit that allows visitors to literally step into the life of a child who has suffered under the crippling weight of poverty. In less than 30 minutes, guests traveled with a real Compassion-sponsored child (via an audio-recorded guided tour) through hardship and into hope, watching as their life is transformed through the support of Compassion and the child's life-giving relationship with a sponsor.

Change the Story was an eye-opening experience that challenged our views of poverty and transformed our understanding of the world and the needs of those engulfed in extreme poverty. It moved many to respond and do something to address these needs through sponsorship. Over GFC's Compassion Sunday weekend, 110 children in poverty received sponsorship!

Check out a few pictures of the Compassion Experience below, and learn more about our Compassion partnership.


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