Ecuador 2016

Join Compassion Bloggers beginning January 31 for our first trip of 2016. We will visit Compassion children and centers that have overcome unimaginable odds. We’ll share the journey through story and photos.
INTRODUCING SOMETHING NEW: This trip is different from our previous trips because each blogger is bringing their son. See poverty and Compassion’s work through …

Our Trips: Ecuador 2016

About This Trip January 31 — February 5, 2016

Join Compassion Bloggers beginning January 31 for our first trip of 2016. We will visit Compassion children and centers that have overcome unimaginable odds. We’ll share the journey through story and photos.

INTRODUCING SOMETHING NEW: This trip is different from our previous trips because each blogger is bringing their son. See poverty and Compassion’s work through the eyes of our bloggers and their children.

Follow our team of bloggers on Twitter here.

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a guest post by corbett campbell {#compassionbloggers}

Guest posts are pretty rare on this blog, mainly because I am not organized enough to manage it! Today I have a very special guest post – my oldest son is sharing about his experience in Ecuador. This is his first time to write on my blog! He is a researcher – he likes facts, statistics, black & white. I encouraged him in the process of sharing all the facts that his mind is processing to also share how those facts have impacted him. He is a pretty straight forward guy and I gave him free reign in what he wrote about and what pictures he chose (I was so very tempted to crop my talking face out of one pic!).  It is an honor to have his thoughts and perspective shared here today. (and yes…we chose to let him share his name in the process)


Hi, I’m Corbett. I have had the amazing honor of being on this trip with my friends Caleb, Calvin, our media guy Sam, our moms, Bri our trip leader, and our amazing translators Andrea, Jairo and Pauli.  This post is about my experience in Ecuador and Compassion International.

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By Caleb: What My Friends Need To Know About Poverty {Compassion Bloggers Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 5}

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To my pals back home,

I’m heading home tomorrow night, and will be back at school on Monday, but I wanted to share a few thoughts I had with you. I thought I knew what poverty looked like. I thought that it was the guy on the corner of Central and Washington, holding an “I’m hungry.” sign. I thought that was the extent of it until I came to Ecuador.

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Ecuador in Calvin's Eyes

When we realized Calvin would be making this epic trip to Ecuador with me, he said he wanted to blog for me one of the days. I have to say, I’ve enjoyed sitting here chatting with my friends tonight while he sweats it out at the laptop. :)

He and I talked a couple of times over the course of the past few days, jotting some notes so his post didn’t end up a bullet list of fascinating facts about the country. No offense to bullet lists. But I want you to know, this is his heart, typed hunt-and-peck-style with his two pointer fingers. I encouraged him to think hard about what he most wanted to say, and allow God to speak to his heart about what to share. I helped him with some very minor edits (oh, commas!) after he completed his draft.

I gotta say, I’m quite fond of this young man. (Sidenote: I am not alone! The Ecuadorian women have been fawning all over him all week as though he’s the Prince of a foreign land. Yesterday alone he was kissed five times by strangers!)

I present to you, Calvin Lee.

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Do My Letters Make a Difference?

Each day in Ecuador with the Compassion Bloggers, we have had the honor of being hosted in the home of a student that attends a Compassion program at their local church. In discussion with the children we say the same thing:

“Cuentame acerca de tu padrino.”… “Tell me about your sponsor.”

Verbally, the responses range from timid mumbling – again, we are strangers in their house and we can be a little intimidating as a group – to confident name-dropping.

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On Seeds & Growing

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Yesterday we rose in the middle of the night and boarded a last-minute flight to the coast of Ecuador. I saw a new shape of poverty, one built of bamboo walls, brightly lit from the same spaces between the bamboo that leave everything soggy (or worse) when the rains of El Nino sweep through.

We heard about gang activity thick in the hills. A sweeping culture of drug abuse, alcoholism, incest and abuse.

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Older Posts

An Open Letter to the Girls of Manta »

What Every Mama Dreams {Compassion Bloggers Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 4} »

paper treasures ~ i got it all wrong {#compassionbloggers} »

To This World: I’ve Been Looking at You All Wrong »

If I Have Gingham But Have Not Love »

El Roi: The God Who Sees Them {Compassion Bloggers Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 3} »

he jumped in the game {#compassionbloggers} »

Stay - Ecuador, Day 2 »

A Step Towards Hope {Compassion Blogger Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 2} »

little toes pouring out of fancy shoes »

Hosanna - Ecuador, Day 1 »

coming alongside her {#compassionbloggers} »

He Is Able and We Are Willing {Compassion Bloggers Ecuador 2016 DAY 1} »

little blue backpack {#compassionbloggers} »

Oceans for Inches »

The Next Compassion Blog Trip: Dear Poverty »

The Definitive Guide to Compassion Blogger Trips »

A Pilgrimage to Ecuador »

Divine Appointments {Traveling to Ecuador with Compassion International} »

Advocating Alongside my Oldest (compassion blogger) »

Driving Down a Different Street »

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