Experience Compassion in Irvine this May! (컴패션 체험전! 5월 얼바인에서 열립니다!)

May 16-19:
Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is coming to Irvine for the first time!
5월 16-19일: 처음으로 Irvine에서 열릴 컴패션 체험전:   삶이 변화된 이야기들

These free, multi-media exhibits will allow you to ‘walk through’ the lives of three children growing up in the developing world countries of India, Uganda and Bolivia.
개발도상국인 인도, 우간다, 볼리비아에서 성장한 세 어린이들의 삶을 특수 제작된 멀티미디어 전시장에서 직접 보실 수 있습니다. 체험관 관람은 무료입니다.

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May 16, 7:00PM:
Phil Wickham is coming to town! Come and enjoy the musical talents of Phil Wickham and Undignified Tour Team at the “Walk on Water” benefit concert at 7:00PM.
5월 16일, 오후 7시: CCM 가수 필 윅크햄의 ‘물 위를 걸으라’ 콘서트가 열립니다.(입장권 판매중)  필 윅크햄의 뛰어난 음악성을 감상하시기 바랍니다.

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May 17, 7:00PM:
Invite your friends and family to a night you won’t forget! Join Korean celebrity InPyo Cha, California  Master Chorale, God’s Image, Joshua Moon and Soprano Jung-Won Choi for a free night of music, entertainment and Compassion. Please note that this event will be in Korean only!

5월 17일, 오후 7시: 오랫동안 기억에 남을 멋지고 은혜로운 시간에 가족들과 친구들을 초청하세요!배우 차인표와California Master Chorale, God’s Image, Joshua Moon, 소프라노 최정원과 함께 하는 컴패션 초청의 밤에 오셔서 즐거운 시간 보내시기 바랍니다.(이 행사는 무료입니다.)
이 행사는 한국어로만 진행됩니다.


May 3-18:
Come and enjoy a photo gallery from the official Compassion Korea photographer, Ho Huh. You’ll experience the colors and emotions from the children of Compassion all over the world!

Location: Irvine Onnuri Church – 17200 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614
허호 사진작가(컴패션 전문 사진작가)의 사진전에 오셔서 전세계 컴패션 어린이들의 일상적인 모습을 보시기 바랍니다.


The Compassion Experience at Irvine Onnuri

Mobile Experience-2Change the Story 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.

‘삶을 변화시킨 이야기’는 여권없이도 다른 나라와 문화를 경험할 수 있는 체험관입니다. 시청각 전시로 어린이들의 삶을 직접 보고 들으며 빈곤의 무게로 허덕이는 어린이들의 삶 속으로 들어가게 됩니다.

But the journey does not end there.Mobile Experience-40

하지만 어린이들의 어려움만을 보기 위한 체험은 아닙니다.

In the span of less than 30 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.

30분간의 이야기를 통해 그 아이의 어려움이 소망으로 변화된 것을 보실 수 있습니다. 어린이에게 새생명을 전해 준 후원자님과 컴패션의 도움으로 갖게 된 그 소망으로 인해 어린이의 삶이 변화된 것을 보실 수 있습니다.

 

Friday, May 16: 3:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, May 17: 7:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, May 18: 8:40AM – 6:00PM
Monday, May 19: 11:00AM -7:00PM

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Phil Wickham/ Walk on Water Benefit Concert

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Bring your friends, family, and co-workers for this special night of worship! Also, food trucks will be available on site. All proceeds will help support various local non-profits.

은혜로운 예배의 밤에 가족, 친구, 직장 동료들과 함께 오세요. 식사는 주차장에 설치된 간이 식당차를 이용하실 수 있으며, 수익금 중 일부는 지역의 여러 자선단체에 기부됩니다.

  • $30 for Skip the Line General Admission (includes free t-shirt, early admittance and meet and greet with Phil Wickham)
    줄 설필요가 없는 입장권 (무료 T shirt, 필 윅크햄과의 만남의 시간)
  • $20 for General Admission
    일반 입장권
  • $15 for Group Tickets (10+ people)
    단체 구매 (10명 이상일 때)

Concert starts at 7:00PM — Doors open at 6:30PM

음악회는 오후 7시에 시작— (공연장 입장은 6시 30분부터)

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Meal Time at a Compassion Center in India

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Compassion’s work in India began in 1968. Currently, more than 131,500 children participate in 567 child development centers. Compassion partners with churches to help them provide Indian children with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be.

The story of Brinda is currently featured at Change the Story: The Compassion Experience — an immersive, international event touring the US in 2014. Brinda grew up in poverty in India, and through the support of a Compassion sponsor and a local church, saw her life transformed.

You can step into Brinda’s daily life in India — without leaving the US. You’ll  journey with her from poverty to hope at The Compassion Experience. It’s free and appropriate for all ages.
>>Click here to see if the tour will be near you this year!

The Impact of Sponsorship on Education

Julian with her mother on graduation day.

Julian with her mother on graduation day.

If you have visited Change the Story: The Compassion Experience, you may have walked through the story of Julian Alum — a Compassion graduate who began life in the slums of Uganda, and recently completed her master’s degree in social work from Baylor University. Julian’s remarkable transformation was enabled in part by the support of her sponsors — a family from Oregon who gave a little bit every month to change a child’s future.

Independent research has now confirmed the impact that Compassion’s sponsorship program has on education:

Sponsored children are 50-80% more likely to complete a university education than non-sponsored children.

Want to find out more about how you can change the life of a child?

Favorite Photos

Change the Story: The Compassion Experience currently features the true life stories of three kids growing up in the developing-world countries of India, Uganda and Bolivia. Each child’s story starts in poverty but ends in hope, thanks to the support provided through the Compassion sponsorship program and the impact of a local church.

These are some of our favorite recent photos from life in and around Compassion centers in these countries.

You can step into the daily life of a Compassion-sponsored child at The Compassion Experience — an immersive event coming to select communities in the US in 2014. Click here to see where we’ll be next!

Just swinging away near a Compassion center in Uganda.

Just swinging away near a Compassion center in Uganda.

Time for a cricket break near a Compassion center in India.

Time for a cricket break near a Compassion center in India.

All smiles in Uganda.

All smiles in Uganda.

How far would you make it with this many bananas on your head? Photo from Uganda.

How far would you make it with this many bananas on your head? Photo from Uganda.

Just adorable. Photo from India.

Just adorable. Photo from India.

This water pump provides clean water and doubles as a great jungle gym.

This water pump provides clean water and doubles as a great jungle gym.

Each of these Jerry Cans can weigh up to 40 pounds when full!

Each of these Jerry Cans can weigh up to 40 pounds when full!

Friends in Uganda.

Friends in Uganda.

Fun and games at a Compassion center in India!

Fun and games at a Compassion center in India!

Silly faces at a Compassion center in Bolivia

Silly faces at a Compassion center in Bolivia

An Unspoken Message Shared — Visiting Compassion In Honduras

Note: This is a guest post from Amy Soden, the tour manager of The Compassion Experience. Amy and the team travel 3 weeks out of every month to bring the event to communities around the US. Last month, they visited a Compassion center in Honduras. 

 

IMG_5077We were visiting a Compassion center at Iglesia Monte Santo, just outside of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. Last year, San Pedro Sula was listed as the most dangerous city in the world. As we arrived and climbed out of the bus, we stood facing the mountainside with a river and rope bridge before us. We swayed as we crossed, but yet felt joy and safety as we walked with the river running beneath us. Once across the river, we were greeted by 100 children standing on the hillside carrying the Honduran flag with sweet smiles on their faces. Never in my life have I seen such beauty in one view. The mountains, the river, the children, the joy. The children then walked with us as they guided us to the local church that hosts the Compassion center for their area. Compassion’s model is like no other: All projects around the globe are run through the local church.

IMG_5630We spent the morning at the Compassion center serving the kids lunch and playing with them. There were art projects, countless photos taken, and a makeshift Frisbee game. One of our staff starting spinning kids round and round in a circle. The moment he stopped spinning, a swarm of kids would surround him asking for a turn themselves. Late in the morning, half of the kids and staff headed down the hill about a mile to the soccer field. Futbol, you see, is a global language.

Seeing there were just a few kids left, I pulled out a coloring book and crayons and sat down on the concrete floor to color. Before too long I had a few of the younger children surrounding me as we all colored pictures of animals together and attempted to say the names of the animals in each other’s languages. Soon, a mother came to pick up her children and two of the children got up to leave. The younger girl, maybe three or four, walked over to her mama and then back to me. She stood above me with a smile on her face then she practically jumped into my arms to give me the biggest bear hug ever! So sweet. So smiley. By far the highlight of my day.

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Upon returning home a few days later, I read a blog post by one of the Compassion Bloggers who was with Wess Stafford in Uganda in February. Wess gave a brief message to the children at the center — he said they were there greeting them on behalf of each of their sponsors. Reading this completely changed my perspective on that hug from just a few days prior. You see, I realized that sweet girl is someone’s sponsored child. Somewhere in this world, her sponsor lives and prays for her, writes her letters and loves her from afar. This week, I had the joy of hugging her for them. Or rather, in her hugging me she showed her joy, hope, love and gratitude for her sponsors. This child knows she is loved and thought about and remembered. I was blessed to receive all of that, on behalf of her sponsor, in that one sweet hug. Wow. Before it was just a hug. Now, it’s a moment, a memory that will stay with me, and a message.

To anyone who has the opportunity to visit a Compassion center abroad, hug those children. All of them. On behalf of their sponsors. Let them hug you and show you their joy. Pass the message along that they are loved and remembered and receive the message in return. And if you happen upon my sweet Youdka, Daniel or Edward, please hug them and play with them; make memories with them. Each moment is a gift both to give and receive.

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Step into the world of a sponsored child at The Compassion Experience. We may be coming to a community near you. Click here to find out where we’ll be next.