LifeWay Christian Stores to Host Compassion International Day in 186 Stores on October 18

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Event-goers will learn more about Compassion International's child sponsorship program.

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Compassion Day will take place in 186 LifeWay Christian Stores nationwide

LifeWay Christian Stores is pleased to partner with Compassion International to help meet the spiritual and physical needs of children in poverty around the world." - Tim Vineyard, President, LifeWay Christian Stores

What
Compassion Day will take place in LifeWay Christian Stores across the country. Compassion International advocates and volunteers will be on hand with information about the ministry and its mission of releasing children from poverty. Child packets and awareness resources will be readily available to connect potential sponsors with children in need. This event is free and family friendly.

Who
LifeWay Christian Resources exists to assist churches and believers to evangelize the world to Christ, develop believers, and grow churches by being the best provider of relevant, high quality, high value Christian products and services. LifeWay Christian Stores are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources. There are more than 180 stores the chain operates in 29 states.

Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. Compassion’s child development programs exist in 26 countries worldwide and serve more than 1.4 million children living in extreme poverty.

When
Saturday, October 18
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where
All LifeWay Christian Bookstores. Visit LifeWay's store locator to search for a store nearest you or to view a list of stores and locations by state.

Why
More than 1.4 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty – on less than $1.25 USD a day. Approximately 600 million of these are children, whose severe lack of access to education, basic healthcare, a safe environment, clean water and other critical services only exacerbate their economic, physical, social and spiritual vulnerability.

Founded in 1952, Compassion International has revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Through its Child Survival, Child Sponsorship and Leadership Development Programs, Compassion-registered children receive education, nutrition, health care, a safe, loving environment, and more that empowers them to escape the cycle of poverty.

About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion partners with more than 6,500 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 13 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow them on Twitter at @compassion.

About LifeWay Christian Resources
LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, Bible studies, research, church music and supplies, and digital services. The company owns and operates more than 180 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as Ridgecrest (NC) Conference Center. Through its publishing division, B&H Publishing Group, LifeWay publishes books and has produced the widely-respected HCSB Bible translation. LifeWay is a nonprofit organization that reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world. For more information about LifeWay, visit lifeway.com.

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