Episode 88: A Glimpse into Poverty with The Compassion Journey

Did you know that 9.2% of the world, or 719 million people, live in extreme poverty? This means they’re living on less than $2.15 a day! Most of us have been blessed with more than enough to meet our basic needs, so it can be challenging to teach our kids to have compassion for those who are poor simply because they don’t have the eyes to see it. Our guest today is Lorie Lee, a church partnerships manager with Compassion International. Lorie will share the powerful story behind Compassion’s development, its mission, and a glimpse into the life of a child living in poverty through the Compassion Journey. Whether it’s across the sea or in our neighborhood, poverty is real and Jesus tells us how we can help.

Ready to hear how we can have eyes to see the needs of those around us? Let’s jump into the Compassion Journey together…

LORIE LEE is a church partnerships manager at Compassion International. In her role, Lorie introduces churches in the US to Compassion’s hands-on learning experiences and offers coaching and encouragement to church leaders as they enhance their church’s focus on global missions. As an adjunct professor, former KidMin leader, published author and speaker, she brings a rich mix of programmatic knowledge, creativity, and a passion to raise global kids to Compassion’s church development team. Lorie and her husband, Scott, live in Colorado with their son, Maddox.

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