Oct 20 2014

Saving Lives at Compassion Oregon City

Posted in Clinics, Blog

Saving Lives at Compassion Oregon City
We help meet a variety of health needs at each Compassion Clinic, but we don't always realize how deeply our services impact those who receive them. A story that recently surfaced from the Oregon City clinic hit this point home for us in a big way.
Oct 07 2014

Adventures In India

A Tale of Two Pastors

Posted in Clinics, News, Blog, Reflections, Prayer

Adventures In India
         It’s not every day you are invited to India to speak to two hundred and fifty some pastors eager to soak in your message...but every once in a while life gets interesting; God says “go,” so you pack your bags and tell yourself curry won’t kill you, that’s just in your head.
Sep 11 2014

10 Reasons Connect PDX Is The Must-Attend Event of 2014

Posted in Blog, Abolition Now

10 Reasons Connect PDX Is The Must-Attend Event of 2014

Dying to know why Connect PDX is an Oscar-trumping event? Desperate to know how to make a difference in the social justice movement against human trafficking? Continue on, dear reader, and be amazed. 
                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

Aug 26 2014

Wishing We Were Jesus

A Story of Love, Hope, and Why Unity Matters

Posted in Blog, Reflections

Wishing We Were Jesus

            We strolled down the cobblestones through the Pearl District, continuing conversations began earlier that night. “But really,” I complained, “superhero movies are just too predictable. The one-liners are all right there, the macho hero gets the helpless girl here—it’s a formula. It’s a—” I looked up and stopped midsentence.

            The street was deserted. There were no people walking except for us and there was almost complete silence. The normal metropolitan noises faded in the softness of a sleeping city.

            In front of us, a few feet back from the curb, was a curled up figure. I’ve seen people sleeping on the street many times, but this person was different...

Jul 01 2014

Compassion Connect encouraging the next Generation

A random email, a passionate leader, and Kingdom work

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

Compassion Connect encouraging the next Generation

We get lots of emails from all over the world and its easy to get overwhelmed and ignore emails that have no face, no tone, no immediate reason why it relates to CC. 

But we know that our success and growth is only the work of a mighty God and our humble beginnings can't only be beginnings but rather a culture without end. 

So when we got an email a few years ago from a young medical student asking for advice and help, we took up the conversation never knowing what God had in store.  Read Ms. Namita Crow's note and a brief look at what she is doing now for Gods Glory.

Jun 09 2014

Impressions of Compassion

Our intern shares her thoughts on collaboration and compassion

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

Impressions of Compassion
After hearing story upon story about how God moves when the body of Christ functions as one unit, it still seems that we underestimate how great the impact of our efforts to love and serve our community can be. Every time I attend a Compassion Clinic, whether it is to observe or to serve, I am always reminded of the enormity of Gods power expressed through life changing moments.....
May 26 2014

New Collaboration in NW

The battle for the spiritual health of our city begins here

Posted in Blog, News, Prayer

New Collaboration in NW

Here, before the first piece of armor is ever worn, before the first drop of blood, sweat, or tears is ever shed. Paul, writing to the Ephesians of our battle “against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms,” he doesn’t end with the armor. He ends here:

“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Ephesians 6:18)

 

 

This end is our beginning.

May 12 2014

Compassion in Arizona

People experiencing the compassion of Jesus

Posted in Clinics, News, Blog

Compassion in Arizona

A team of volunteers in Arizona have led their own Compassion Clinic for 4 years. Now they are starting to help other communities do the same! Spurring the growth of unity within the church and compelling the Body to serve their neighbors through a clinic setting.

The mission for church collaboration to serve is SPREADING!

Apr 09 2014

Compassion Clinic Prayer Requests/Updates

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

Posted in Blog, Prayer

Feb 07 2014

A Life Worth Imitating

A tribute to Marian Pattison 1930-2013

Posted in Blog, News, Reflections

A Life Worth Imitating

Without a doubt we all have someone in our life that we look up to, a person who has characteristics or strengths we desire to develop, a person who we quietly set our aspirations toward, who we are inspired by, who we are challenged by.

Continue reading to hear more about Marian Pattison

Dec 04 2013

"I Am the State"

How The Church and DHS are collaborating

Posted in Blog, News, Reflections

At the end of October of 2013 Compassion Connect was privileged to host a banquet in honor of those who have contributed to the vision of Compassion Connect. It was a beautiful night, with candles, good food, and great company. As the group reflected on what they were thankful for, and how the Lord had blessed them, the once bare tree on stage sprang to life as garlands of leaves with ink on them laid gracefully on the branches. The leaves were covered with words spurred by the question, “What are you thankful for?” Grace, love, laughter, family, Compassion Connect, friends, a home, opportunities, sunshine, and numerous other words that symbolize the blessings that God has richly lavished on our lives transformed the bare branches. It was said that “from thanksgiving, comes life” and that was shown when the complete transformation of a tree, which almost looked dead, became radiantly beautiful within minutes.

Continue reading to hear exerts from an astonishing speech by Norene Owens employee of DHS Child Welfare.

Oct 29 2013

October/November Prayer Requests

Consider Joining the Compassion Connect Prayer Team

Posted in Blog, Prayer