The Compassion Experience: Mentor, OH

We’re excited to welcome you to the Compassion Experience in Mentor!

The event is free and appropriate for all ages. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Still have questions? Click here for our FAQ.

July 15-18
Great Lakes Mall
Parking lot near Plaza Blvd. just west of Dillard’s
7850 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

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The Compassion Experience: Cincinnati Area

Ever wonder what life is really like in other parts of the world? What if you could experience it for yourself — without leaving Ohio?

The Compassion Experience will bring you as close to another country and culture as you can get without a passport. This interactive, immersive display allows you to step into the life of a child who has suffered under the crippling weight of poverty.

But the journey does not end there.

In the span of 20 minutes, you will travel with that child from hardship to hope. And in the midst of hope, you will see that child’s story transformed through the support of Compassion and the child’s life-giving relationship with a sponsor.

Free and appropriate for all ages. Make a reservation for the location nearest you using the links below. Walk-ins are also welcome.

August 11-15

Crossroads Church – Oakley Campus
3500 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Crossroads Church – Mason Campus
990 Reading Road
Mason, OH 45040

Crossroads Church – West Side Campus
8575 Bridgetown Road
Cleves, OH 45002

Crossroads Church – Florence Campus
828 Heights Boulevard
Florence, KY 41042

The Compassion Experience: Beavercreek, OH

We’re excited to welcome you to the Compassion Experience in Beavercreek!

The event is free and appropriate for all ages. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Still have questions? Click here for our FAQ.

July 8-11
The Mall at Fairfield Commons
Lower JCPenney parking lot near Panera Bread
2727 Fairfield Commons Drive
Beavercreek, OH 45431

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Experience Ethiopia

With assistance from Compassion and the local church, Sameson Tilahun entered vocational school to study woodworking. He is now a role model to other children, and employs an additional two employees.

With assistance from Compassion and the local church, Sameson entered vocational school to study woodworking. He is now business-owner and mentor to other children.

Sameson often felt alone, but the Lord was always with Him and provided the love he needed at just the right times.

Community and heritage are so important, but especially to kids who know the isolation of abandonment. What do you know about Sameson’s heritage?

 

Ethiopia is a fascinating country. Here are a few facts to kick off your discovery:

  1. Ethiopia is about 7.5 years behind the U.S.! This is because Ethiopia is the only country in the world to have 13 months in a year.
  2. Coffee was first discovered by Ethiopia-wildlifean Ethiopian goat herder in the Kaffa region (from which the word “coffee” may derive) when he noticed his goats “dancing” after eating the berries off the coffee plant.
  3. Ethiopians measure time from when the sun rises AND count time on the opposite side of the clock. When the sun rises at 6 o’clock it is said to be 12 o’clock – the start of the day.
  4. Ethiopia is mentioned 40 times in the Bible and it is one of the few countries mentioned in the Bible, the Koran, Homer’s Odyssey, and many other ancient books.
  5. Because more than 70% of Africa’s mountains are found in Ethiopia, it is sometimes called “the roof of Africa”.
  6. Unlike most African nations, school in Ethiopia is free. However, many kids have to work instead to help support their families. Less than half are still enrolled by 5th grade.

Ethiopia was founded in 980 B.C., making it one of the oldest nations in the world. But despite its rich history, it is also one of the poorest nations in the world.

  1. For every 1,000 Ethiopian Eyerus and Meseret Aregachildren five years old and younger, there are 166 deaths (source).
  2. With an estimated population of 86 million people, 78% of Ethiopians struggle with an income below US$2 a day (source).
  3. Preventable diseases, including Malaria, account for at least 60% of health problems in Ethiopia (source).
  4. 61% of Ethiopian adults are illiterate (source).

You can be part of releasing Ethiopian children from poverty in Jesus’ name, and become part of their world! Click here for more information about sponsorship.

 

Sign with Shamim

Can you imagine how hard it would be to communicate if you couldn’t hear anyone, including yourself?

Shamim lost her hearing to malaria when she was just a little girl because her family could not afford the $7 medication. Simple solutions can be unreachable for those living in extreme poverty.

But what the enemy meant for evil, God turned around for good. Shamim now has a thriving ministry for other children with disabilities. She can relate to them on a personal level and point them toward the hope of Jesus that has kept her strong.

Shamim learned sign language so that she could communicate. It’s difficult to express and receive God’s love without communication. Do you know any words in sign language? Watch Shamim’s video and see if you can pick any out.

Here’s what she’s signing:

I am called Nakiyemba Shamim graduated from Compassion UG507 [her child development center]. Compassion has been my way forward because it helped me to reach where I am now.

Despite my disability Compassion did not lose hope in me. It helped me and motivated me to gain passion. Compassion also helped me to open my eyes to help other children who have disability.

With this, I opened my ministry which is called Sherinah’s new hope for children with disability. And with this ministry I hope to help these children to become as what I am today.


You can learn one important sign right now!

Shamim says it the same way.

You can also communicate the message of love to a child through the life-changing power of sponsorship. Click here for more information on how you can get involved.