Day 28: Host a day or night of Compassion

We are just four short days away from the end of this series. It does not seem like it has been 31 days. Instead, it seems like just yesterday when we introduced “31 days of compassion: Spreading God’s love locally and globally”. As we have said before, this has been an incredible month. We have been challenged in ways we could have never imagined, and we will share more about that in a few days. However, today we want to encourage you to share something you have learned from the Lord this month.

 

(To the tune of “If you’re happy and you know it): If you like free food and fellowship, say “Amen”!

 

We invited you to join us for dinner on October 16, and we would like you to pass that invitation along. You can either gather some friends and participate in the $2.00 dinner challenge together, do a poverty cultural night, or make some tasty international cuisine from a country where Compassion works.

 

Ideas for your time of Compassion

 

share your favorite Scripture or something you learned from your Bible reading plan about compassion, justice, or poverty.

• Please pray for the countries and/or regions where Compassion serves, and specific children in need.

• Remember to invite your friends to join you on November 6 for One Meal One Day.

• If your friends are creative or crafty, have supplies available for everyone to make Christmas cards for unsponsored children.

• If your friends want to get involved beyond your time together, invite them to sponsor or correspond with a child.

 

You can make this time as elaborate (or not) as you wish. No matter how or when you host your night (or day) of Compassion, we encourage you to share about this series and the message and ministry of Compassion International. Invite your guest(s) to ask questions, and do not be ashamed or afraid to say, “I don’t know”. If you do not have the answers, feel free to ask. You are welcome to refer them to Compassion directly, or we would love to help in any way we can.

 

Possible recipes

 

If you are wondering where to find recipes from countries where Compassion works, you have come to the right place. Compassion has a Pinterest board where they pin recipes, and there is a series on their official blog called, “Cook with Compassion”. If you need more ideas, choose a recipe from your favorite Compassion country.

 

Our experience and a special video presentation

 

I just completed a college course in speech communication, and as part of this course, I was required to present a persuasive speech. While we were unable to make tasty treats due to time constraints, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting with a new friend who very graciously recorded this video for us. Feel free to share this video if you would like.

 

 

Tell us about your night of Compassion!

 

Did you host a night of Compassion, either in conjunction with this post or in the past? If so, we would love to hear about it! What did you incorporate into your time together? Did you make any special meal or treat? If so, are you willing to share the recipe? What did you and your guests gain from this experience? Please share your feedback in the comments, and enjoy sharing Compassion with your family and friends!

 

31 Days of Compassion

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