Interview with Allison Alley, President Elect, Compassion Canada

April 7th has been set aside by the United Nations as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide.  To commemorate this important day, please join us, and Compassion Canada, in recognizing the incredible reconciliation that has taken place in this nation, through the grace of Jesus and the power of forgiveness.

It’s been 25 years since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, and though time has passed, the people of Rwanda will never be the same. The genocide was started in April of 1994 by Hutu nationalists in the capital of Kigali. For 100 days, Hutu militias took up arms against the Tutsis. More than 800,000 people were slaughtered during those 100 days. The people of Rwanda will always carry with them the deep loss and scars the genocide left behind.

But, love has since been on the move.

To continue reading this incredible story of forgiveness, please click here.

In addition to sharing about these three powerful stories of Rwandan youth who are moving forward in forgiveness after the terrible repercussions of the genocide, we were given the opportunity to share in an interview between Mikayla Stroeder of Graf-Martin Communications, and Allison Alley, President Elect of Compassion Canada.

Interview between Mikayla and Allison

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April 7th – A Day of Celebrating Forgiveness, Peace, and Reconciliation

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October 11th – International Day of the Girl (and an interview!)

Today, October 11th, is the International Day of the Girl.  Have you heard of it before?  If not, click here to read a post we shared earlier this week and learn more about what this day commemorates.

To follow up and dig a little deeper into the special project we discussed in this post, we are honored to share the following interview with Misty Ropp, spokesperson for Compassion Canada.  Enjoy this insider’s peek into the inspiring story of a project helping girls in Uganda, and learn how we can become more involved in this Compassion Canada project and others like it.

(Many thanks to Mikayla from Graf-Martin Communications for giving us the opportunity to get involved and share about this project, and for providing this excellent interview with Misty Ropp).

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Compassion Canada Celebrates “International Day of the Girl”

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canadians! Most of us celebrate this long weekend and dedicate it to giving thanks for the many blessings we receive each day, but did you know there is another special day to celebrate this week?

Thursday, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl. As Mikayla from Graf-Martin Communications explains, this is “a day established by United Nations General Assembly, dedicated to highlighting the unique needs and challenges girls face, specifically in developing countries.”

As part of the celebration for International Day of the Girl, Compassion Canada is sharing about a special project that is both inspiring and humbling at the same time. Please read the story below, and let the important work being done with this project touch your heart, and remind us to share God’s love and compassion to help girls (and boys!) grow into all their Heavenly Father intends for them. Continue reading