Compassion International Event Transports Visitors to Another Country

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Tour to visit Las Vegas, Billings, Oshkosh, Chicago and Muskegon in the summer of 2013

In the 20 minutes it takes to complete a self-guided tour, visitors will walk through homes, streets, markets and schools.

Compassion International’s Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is making its way across the country this summer, and will be stopping in Nevada, Montana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. The experience was created to educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty around the world and to provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel to a developing nation.

Change The Story: The Compassion Experience includes 3,100 square feet of exhibit space. In the 20 minutes it takes to complete a self-guided tour, visitors will walk through homes, streets, markets and schools. The stories surrounding these places are narrated by a resident child, who will give an inside look into how they live and their story of hope. It is an educational and transformative event for all ages. The tour currently features the countries Uganda, India and Bolivia.

Over 1.4 billion people in the developing world live in extreme poverty, making less than USD$1.25 per day. One in five children (over 9 million per year) die before the age of five, mostly from preventable causes. Nearly 101 million children worldwide do not attend school. The Compassion Experience allows visitors to experience life under these circumstances first-hand, as well as to see the impact that a sponsor can have on a child’s future.

Those interested in attending can visit for event dates and locations.

Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization that permanently releases children from poverty. Founded in 1952, Compassion successfully tackles global poverty one child at a time, serving more than 1 million children in 26 of the world's poorest countries. Recognizing that poverty is more than a lack of money, Compassion works through local churches to holistically address the individual physical, economic, educational and spiritual needs of children—enabling them to thrive, not just survive. Compassion has been awarded eleven consecutive, four-star ratings by Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator.

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