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Shelley Says...

on July 18, 2012


Just wow.

Yesterday I was privileged to take Caroline to the Change the Story-A Compassion Experience. This is a new tour that Compassion International is bringing to church and event parking lots all over the country.

Have you ever wished you could take your child on a mission trip to actually "see" how much of the world lives? Have you ever wished that you could get to the heart of your child where gratitude and stewardship are concerned?

Wish no more. This is SUCH a cool concept and even if you don't have kids, you will be moved to get involved. We sponsored another child yesterday because I just couldn't not. And that's the point. Every child that gets sponsored is one less child that needs sponsored. And we can chip away at that number- one child at a time.

What is the "experience"? It is a life like replica that you walk through, guided by an iPod with a narrator, of a real child's life and surroundings- before Compassion, and after.

3100 square feet (housed in two semi-trucks) of opportunity to learn, and to teach.

Here is Caroline outside of the exhibit. She wanted her picture made here because our friend Keely took the photo of the pretty girl on the truck. And that's just super cool.

You can't say they didn't warn you…

Here we are about to go in to the tour with our headphones and iPods.

This is a photo of Caroline inside, but I really didn't take any other pics of the inside of the tour because I was too involved in the story and forgot! You can't really see anything in this one…and I'm kinda glad, because I don't want to ruin anything for you.

Here is the link with a listing of the cities where this exhibit will travel this year, so far.

I would love for ya'll to check it out if they're close to you.

Now, we have to go write our new Compassion child, Andrea…from Honduras. We picked a relatively close country, in the hopes that we could visit the real thing one day. But for now, Change the Story-The Compassion Experience, is about as close as you can get.

Love ya'll,
Have a good one,


Hi Shelley, if you like to read there is a great book called Kisses from Katie. She is a missionary in Uganda, Africa. She is in her ealie 20s. Her and her mom went on a mission trip there when she was in high school. After high school, she felt God calling her back there. She is a modern day Mother Teresa there. She has adopted kids, takes care of the sick and dying, and shares Jesus with all around her. It is a incredible story. She has several websites you can get onto and see all she does. Her name is Katie Davis. I love your music. I have followed your group since it started. May you continue to touch lives for His Kingdom! Been to a couple of your concerts over the years when you come to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Keep singing and sharing Jesus! God Bless, Chris White