Feb 13 2017

The Intimate & the Infinite

Lessons from Clinic Prayer

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections, Prayer

The Intimate & the Infinite

A hand on a shoulder, a tear dropping as a weight lifts because of a burden shared.  Bowed heads and private whispers. This may not be the image that typically defines prayer, because too often we try to find that definition in textbooks and institutions.

 

Dec 21 2016

Horses, Healing, & Hands of Hope

How a local ranch is helping trafficking survivors thrive

Posted in Blog, Reflections, Abolition Now

Horses, Healing, & Hands of Hope

It’s amazing to see the connection between the survivors and our sweet horses. One survivor said to our severely abused horse, Sonny, ”I get what it’s like to be hurt.” [...] That is one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned though this process. It’s not my journey. I don’t get to decide how fast and how far someone should be along their journey.

 

Dec 08 2016

What The World Needs Now Is The Church

Reflections From Compassion India

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

What The World Needs Now Is The Church

"Everything that we saw in India, the poor, the homeless, the beaten and abused, the unloved, it all exists right here at home in our local communities, and it is up to us the Church, in unity, to reach out to those people and give them hope."  

 

Sep 28 2016

My Prayer Journey With Compassion Connect

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections, Prayer

My Prayer Journey With Compassion Connect

In addition to greater opportunities to pray for the sick and to bless people, my confidence and boldness to reach out and take a risk has greatly increased. More importantly, I have observed that many of the volunteers, especially among the young people, have never had or taken an opportunity to reach out and serve the poor in a public gathering. A vision for such service is birthed in them. I have seen multiple times how the clinics are an opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, ages, experience, maturity levels, talents, and church backgrounds to come together. 

Mar 24 2016

Leadership Spotlight: Shinji Mae

10 Years of Selfless Service

Posted in Clinics, Blog, Reflections

Leadership Spotlight: Shinji Mae
Behind every successful Compassion Clinic is Shinji Mae, a man who has worked tirelessly and uncomplainingly for ten years to ensure that the right equipment shows up, gets set up, and back in the trailer afterwards. His work may be primarily behind the scenes, but without him the tools that are used to provide dental and medical care to thousands wouldn't be there. Read on to learn more about how Shinji got involved with Compassion Connect and what has kept him here all these years.
Mar 17 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Constant Lu

A Faithful Servant Leader Since Day One

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Volunteer Spotlight: Constant Lu
Did you know that this year is the Ten Year Anniversary of the Compassion Clinic model? In 2006 the very first Compassion Clinic was held in the Rockwood neighborhood, and God has been radically growing the movement of uniting the Church to serve ever since! Dr. Constant Lu served at the Rockwood clinic in '06, and simply put, has never stopped serving. His decade of service is testament to a heart that is humble and passionate. Read on to learn more about Dr. Lu's story--how he got involved with Compassion Clinics, his most memorable moments, and what advice he gives to potential volunteers.
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!"
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!

Jul 24 2015

One Voice Campaign Update

We Met Our Match

Posted in News, Blog, 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

Posted in Blog, Reflections

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 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.

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.