Join my Christmas Fundraiser for Compassion's Education and Training Initiatives!
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Why education and training through compassion?
There are SO MANY great opportunities and organizations doing fantastic things, so the question is "why this one?"
I've had the privilege of being an ambassador for Compassion for almost 10 years now, and I love what they do. Our family sponsors 4 kids and I've seen Compassion centres and the amazing work that they do up close and personal in the Dominican Republic in 2015 and in Colombia in 2020. I'll be sharing some stories and images from those trips in the days ahead, but needless to say, I love the work of compassion and they way they support and equip local leaders, families, and children to be released from poverty. Beyond Compassion's "normal" work through child sponsorship, I think there's a really unique opportunity for us to engage in this season.
Education is something that has been incredibly important in my life, and I've seen how the opportunity to learn and study has helped me find my passions and provide for my family. I know the students who will benefit from this have the same deeply creative, curious, and uniquely giftings that I see in the students I know, as well as why own kids. I know that good training leads to good work, and there's so much dignity there - fighting back the lie that poverty tells about how they don't matter and will never amount to anything.
So here I am, leaning in and asking you to help me reach my goal of raising $4000 to provide education and training as the world emerges from the most disruptive years I've ever lived through. The difference that we can make may be one life at a time, but the ripples that go out from that can change families, communities, and countries. Will you join me?
by Dave Siverns on Fri, Nov 26, 2021 @ 10:40 AM
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