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The Compassion Experience Comes to Billings

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You might not see it firsthand, but poverty exists everywhere.

Compassion International is the world's largest Christian child development organization. And the group is in Billings, sharing the experiences of children in poverty from all over the world. Participants are invited to look into the world of children needing a sponsor through the organization's interactive traveling display. According to Compassion Mobile Tour Manager Erica Mbanda, the exhibit is a glimpse of the phases throughout a previously sponsored child's life, from poverty to involvement in Compassion.

"The voices of poverty are telling kids you don't matter, you can't amount to anything, and this is really a huge opportunity not only to financially support them, but also be that encouragement and speak words of truth and tell them that they do matter, that you believe in them, that they could be whatever they want to be and give them that extra oomph that's really going to help them soar," says Mbanda.

Godfrey Miheso has been involved in the program for more than twenty years and was sponsored when he was a six-year-old child in Kenya.

"When I got sponsored, this was the time that I was promised that I was going to go to school by compassion international. And not just an ordinary school, I was going to go to a much better school," says Miheso.

The exhibit is on display at Harvest Church in the Billings Heights. The group is leaving Billings Sunday for Minneapolis.

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