Here is our next guest post that will give us a glimpse behind the scenes right into the heart of Compassion International’s Global Ministry Centre in Colorado Springs, USA. If you missed the first part of our tour, you can find it here, but hurry, our guide is waiting to take us into the Distribution Center (DCR) where the mail is processed and the Volunteer area, where we will meet one of the 70+ volunteers and have a sneak peek at some really cute mail arriving. So grab your camera and let’s continue our tour… enjoy! :)
GUEST POST BY A COMPASSION VOLUNTEER – PART 2Hopefully you feel welcomed here and have gained perspective about Compassion’s ministry along your walk to the DCR. The Poverty Wheel you passed about half-way down the hall, illustrates exactly how Compassion is able to provide the resources these children, and young adults need to develop into all that God created them to be. Directly in front of you is a bulletin board displaying child biographies, bookmarks, country information relevant to the sponsored child’s area, pastor letters from the child’s church which Compassion works through, and both paper stationery, and on-line stationery to send letters electronically. At this point, we will make a right-hand turn so that I may introduce you to Yumi. Yumi has been a Compassion volunteer for almost five years and is a wellspring of information, helpful hints for working swiftly and efficiently, and has been known to hum a variety of tunes depending on the season. Yumi is our pace car and her interior is as beautiful as her exterior. Here she is displaying a darling little snowman card that a sponsored child has made for his sponsor. [Maybe that’s you?!] It is common (very common) for a volunteer to become intrigued with a letter, piece of artwork, or photo and want to share with other volunteers. In this particular photo, each of us learned that day that here in America, snowmen are built of three spheres vertically. In Japan, snowmen are built with only two spheres.
You are more than welcome to visit on Monday when the mail arrives. However, it won’t be the same experience as if you were here in real time to hear the eeeee, whirrrr, pstt-sshh, and thunk, thunk sounds of the various machinery.A Compassion Volunteer … (to be continued) * I am so enjoying this tour behind the scenes. How about you? It was so great to meet Yumi and see that cute little snowman before it heads off to the sponsor’s mailbox, wasn’t it? Maybe it was yours! A very big thank you to our Compassion volunteer. Please take the time to leave a comment and feel free to ask any questions you may have about the behind-the-scenes processing. * *
A peek into Compassion Global Ministry Centre – Part 1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7
A peek behind the scenes by a Compassion Translator
Love = Letters
Say no to sad mail days
To write or not to write
Sample Letter – Bible Treasure theme
Sample Letter – The Secret of the Missing Scrolls
Sample Letter – Stretch your Wings
Dinosaurs in Ghana
10 letters in one week
A life of fear – Eduar gets his bus
Haiti… 4 stories of hope… 5 years on
How do you inspire your child to serve others?
Kefa & Estefany – Out of a suitcase and into our hearts
Former Compassion Children – Where are they now?
I like going to church because there nobody hit me
Olive meets her sponsors and shares how Compassion changed her life
Where is your sponsored child’s country on this persecution spiral?
Why write? Compassion pastors explain
New Compassion Letter Guidelines (2016)
Sponsor visit: Going to Bolivia to meet Raquel – Part 1 – Part 2
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