Houston on The Cheap, (an awesome site), had listed the ‘Experience the Compassion Experience” as one of their things to try on Sunday so I thought…why not give it a whirl and there is no charge. By the way, Houston on The Cheap is a wonderful resource to find things to do each weekend!!
The Compassion Experience is an interactive experience about children’s lives in developing countries like The Dominican Republic, Philippines, Uganda, and Kenya. It was interesting and not all depressing like I thought it may be. There were three stories (tours), you could take. I chose Uganda. You were free to finish that story and see the other remaining stories, but I was already running late to another committment so I just tried the Uganda story. Upon your journey’s end there are opportunities to sponsor children but I experienced absolutely zero pressure, etc. to do so at all.
Am I happy I attended? Yes.
Note: I have not researched the Compassion International organization as of this post to provide more details yet, but the little I did see is promising and encouraging. I also, did not want to overpost photos and spoil the experience for you 🙂
Thank You: Thanks to The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd., Houston, TX for hosting the event and going WAY ABOVE and beyond to make me feel VERY welcome!!!
Advice: Register!!!! You can “just show up”, but you will wait in line. If you preregister as I did, you stand in a separate line and I experienced zero waiting – so definitely worth registering in advance!! While all the information I read does say this is “Family Friendly”, it does address some issues that an overly sensitive, young child, (in my personal opinion), may be upset about or later ask you question about that you may not be ready yet to discuss such as HIV, although each have happy conclusions. I would have brought my young children, but just giving you a heads up as every parent/child, etc. is different.
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