Compassion Experience illustrates poverty situations

Interactive exhibit comes to Northview Church in Abbotsford

The Compassion Experience comes to Northview Community Church in Abbotsford from Nov. 4 to 7.

An Abbotsford church is hosting a four-day interactive exhibit about the realities of living in poverty.

Child development charity Compassion Canada brings The Compassion Experience to Northview Community Church (32040 Downes Rd.) from Nov. 4 to 7.

Visitors will experience an immersive, self-guided journey through the stories of two children in Compassion’s program. One child lives in Ethiopia; the other in the Dominican Republic.

Each child’s story starts in hardship but ends in hope.

The free event includes 1,700 square feet of exhibit space, featuring replicas of the children’s homes and environments.

“The Compassion Experience introduces people to the sobering realities of poverty,” says Colin Ashton, who has worked to bring the tour to the area.

“It’s a way to show how child sponsorship can change a child’s life story, giving them hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.”

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