Thursday, November 10, 2011

Compassion Bloggers-Ecuador 2011

The Relevant Conference ended with the hilarious Shaun Groves moving us from laughter to tears as he sang poignant lyrics and told stories with heart impact.  Shaun is a spokesman for the wonderful organization Compassion.

Sponsor a Child in Jesus Name with Compassion

I brought his newest CD home and have been playing it pretty non-stop.  While visiting one country with Compassion, he was so moved by what the pastor was sharing with him that he wanted to do something, anything, to help.  He offered boxes of CD's by himself and all his music buddies.  The pastor kindly smiled at him and said that although his offer was generous and his music beautiful, our songs--the music we know and listen to--was not the life they knew and lived {or something like that}.  I wasn't taking notes, but I remember being so taken by the words he shared.  Although the pastor appreciated this American musicians kind offer---his music, his words did not and could not reflect the lives he and his people lived.  
I know not what life is like for the poor of this world!

So Shaun penned these powerful words from what he has seen and experienced . . .

Right now, Shaun and some lovely bloggers are in Ecuador with Compassion.  Won't you join me in following the stories of their trip in pictures, videos and words?

Compassion Bloggers: Ecuador 2011