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.
“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.
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.
Here is introducing you to the Compassion Network!
We have been so inspired by the success of our previous clinics that we have partnered with Legacy Health to expand our reach to the community. Now, instead of only holding clinics at locations with broad access, we have decided to develop a detailed model of locations chosen by zip codes to target needs directly. Thus, the Compassion Network was born!
"It is estimated that there are over 25,000 women working in prostitution in the Netherlands. Many of them are victims of human trafficking. Many of them can be found in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. When I think of these beautiful women, sitting behind the windows while gawking tourists stroll past, it’s hard not to see the image of a caged bird in my mind."
“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...”
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.