Nov 13 2015

A Privileged Intern

Reflections On Interning With Compassion Connect

Posted in Blog, Reflections

A Privileged Intern
"Joining Compassion Connect has expanded my view on the importance of church unity and standing together as Christians for the betterment of the community. I grew up learning about the significance of being part of a church family but the concept of uniting different churches in the surrounding area to serve others was a concept totally new to me. I always knew that serving the community was vital but CC brought it to a greater dimension!"
Oct 08 2015

Banquet 2015

"The Story" of Compassion Connect & You

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Banquet 2015
We've got a great story to tell at our annual banquet this year because it's not just our story--it's yours too! We're celebrating the glorious way God brings our stories into harmony when we work together to serve in Jesus' name, and we want you to join us!
Sep 09 2015

Welcome Lucinda!

Adorned In Grace Introduces New Bridal Shop Manager

Posted in Blog, Abolition Now

Welcome Lucinda!

We are blessed to call the Adorned In Grace Bridal & Formalwear Shop part of our anti-human trafficking model. Proceeds from sales of the gorgeous gowns and accessories are put towards prevention, education, aftercare for survivors, and more. The store does so much good but we knew we had to take it to the next level to continue fighting trafficking and aiding women affected by sexual exploitation. We went searching for the right person to manage the store, and we knew our hunt was over when we met Lucinda.

Aug 25 2015

Joining Our Hands of Hope

Together We Can Help Survivors of Sexual Exploitation Flourish

Posted in Blog, Abolition Now

Joining Our Hands of Hope

How do you help someone scarred by trauma? How do you step into their life, knowing nothing of the pain they've experienced, and reach so deep as to pluck out a little bit of healing? How do you even begin to relate or offer comfort? If you know someone who has endured a traumatic event, you may have grappled with these questions. At Abolition Now's Hands of Hope mentor training, attendees learned strategies to effectively counsel individuals haunted by the horror of sexual exploitation. 

Aug 24 2015

Why We Do What We Do

A Chat With Compassion Connect Staff

Posted in Blog, Reflections

Why We Do What We Do
Although Compassion Connect staff come from a variety of backgrounds, with roots in the American Midwest to Vietnam, we all have key reasons for being here, for showing up and doing work that is both incredibly encouraging and also difficult at times. And we know you have your own reasons for the important work that you do! Read on to learn more about what motivates us, our favorite Compassion Connect moments, and what we're working towards.
Aug 04 2015

Mini-Clinics with Huge Impacts

Go behind the scenes of the mini-clinic planning

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

Mini-Clinics with Huge Impacts

We have some wonderful news to share!

Just as we were hoping it, the new mini-clinics are having a huge impact. It was so much fun seeing all the pieces come together at the Gresham Clinic July 18 and we would love to share the ups and downs of getting there with all of you!

Aug 02 2015

Expanding to a Global Community

Mayor Hales invites Gary and Darlene to speak about Abolition Now's model

Posted in Blog, News, Abolition Now

Expanding to a Global Community

President of Compassion Connect Gary Tribbett and Abolition Now Administrative Assistant Darlene Domenigoni were selected with other local leaders to share our models of uniting to improve the community with Hales before the summit.

 

Jul 28 2015

The Reality of Becoming a Mentor

Posted in Blog, News, Abolition Now

The Reality of Becoming a Mentor

We have all heard stories about young, vulnerable children who were abandoned or abused, those who lack positive role models and models of hope. We are aware of the gaps in their lives and we try our best to find ways to fill them. The problem is that sometimes we hear these stories so often that we become numb to the fact that each story is an individual’s life. These individuals don't refer to them as stories, but realities. We need to stop listening so much and start acting. 

How can we be mentors TODAY

Jul 25 2015

Vancouver Heights Patience

Posted in Clinics, Blog

Vancouver Heights Patience

The teamwork between the churches and volunteers at Vancouver Heights on July 11 produced another great Compassion Clinic event. We can only say thank you so much, but we really feel blessed with how our models are brought to life by these groups. At the clinics, we constantly find ourselves witnessing lessons from these volunteers and guests alike, so we figured it was about time to share what we’ve learned from you!

Jul 24 2015

One Voice Campaign Update

We Met Our Match

Posted in Blog, News, Reflections

One Voice Campaign Update
The One Voice Campaign was a success! We raised the $10,000 in 12 month total pledges that we planned! This amount will be doubled thanks to Mission Increase, and we are truly blessed to be a part of a community that loves to love. 
Jul 19 2015

A Look at This Year's HopeFest

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A Look at This Year's HopeFest

Approximately, 20,000 visitors attended this year’s CityServe Arizona's HopeFest in Phoenix with the help of 2,400 volunteers from around the community and just a little farther. All this help and all these people meant one thing – a lot of food, 75,000 meals to be exact! But that isn’t the only positive that came out of this event. By joining together and hosting this huge event, HopeFest managed to go above and beyond filling stomachs. Check out all that was accomplished below. 

 

Jul 06 2015

The Power of Prayer

A look at a prayer team member's favorite moments

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Prayer

The Power of Prayer
“The purpose of prayer is to give someone a positive encounter with God by receiving a blessing at a place of need. That's what Jesus did. No matter who the person was, it was about them receiving the love, power, and healing He knows is in their hearts.”
Jul 05 2015

An Intern's Experience

Oregon City Clinic

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

An Intern's Experience

Hey, everyone! My name is Nichole and I’m a summer intern this year at Compassion Connect. I’m helping out with social media, blog posts, clinics and anything I can really get my hands on. So hopefully you like our social media posts and the blogs I’ve written recently! 

You know what else I love? Compassion Connect clinics! I attended my first (and not the last!) in Oregon City June 20 and saw some amazing things, not to mention met a lot of great people.

Jun 30 2015

Waiting to See the Dentist

A Story of Community from Oregon City

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Waiting to See the Dentist

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for the opposite of poverty is not wealth, it’s community”

Stephen Bauman, President of World Relief

 

The Oregon City Clinic was held on June 20 and opened doors for many volunteers and guests to share their experiences. Here is one that hits home.

 

Jun 15 2015

One Voice Campaign Almost Over

Together we are one voice.

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One Voice Campaign Almost Over

The deadline for our One Voice Campaign is coming up quickly. Last year we did something pretty awesome by reworking the rules of math. We made every dollar donated equal $16 of economic value. Because of the donations and volunteers, we were able to really make that money matter. With a starting goal to secure $20,000 in 12 months through online pledges from April 20 to June 30, we’re ready to see what can be done this year.