Monday, August 8, 2011

Colorado Trip ~ Part Two

A few days ago, I shared Part One of my trip to Colorado.  I left off when I landed in Colorado Springs.

I was blessed that my friend Sherry, whom I met on the OurCompassion board, offered to pick me up at the airport.  (If you haven’t been to the OurCompassion site, I highly recommend that you hop over and check it out!  It is a wonderful community for Compassion International sponsors!) As we drove to her home, Sherry pointed out many local landmarks and told me a bit about the area.

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Sherry had recently returned home from a trip to Uganda where she had taken part in a Pastors Discipleship Network conference and had also managed a bit of time to visit the beautiful young lady that is co-sponsored by a group of faithful blog readers!

Sherry brought back some God Is Able beadwork.  Some unrest and trouble in Uganda has affected the God is Able beaders, and the future of the organization is in question. (Keep that in prayer!) I was happy to be able to get some more beadwork while it is still available. Isn’t it beautiful?

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IMG_7991You can still purchase some God Is Able jewelry here. 

After visiting and freshening up at Sherry’s house, we headed to Compassion International’s Global Ministry Center. (They call it the GMC for short.)

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Words really cannot describe just how excited I was to be standing in front of the headquarters for the organization that I love so much!  I looked at the building and couldn’t help but think of all of the good  that happens here.

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At the entrance, I was greeted by lovely bronze statues that I later learned were donated by an artist.

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Inside the Compassion lobby, there are more bronze statues of children, walking towards and reaching out to Jesus.

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The children represent the various continents where Compassion International works.

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From some distance away, a young Asian boy pulls his mother and younger sibling toward Jesus. This symbolizes one of the wonderful ways that Compassion spreads the Gospel message through the children to the families. (Sorry for the poor quality of this picture!)

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I was told that many visitors have their picture taken with Jesus and who was I to pass up the opportunity?

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In order to avoid over saturating this post with pictures, I will stop here and post Part Three tomorrow! (I believe you can click on any of the pictures above to see a larger version!)

-Michele