Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship which releases children from poverty globally, will be bringing its tour, “The Compassion Experience”, to the Detroit Lakes area July 14-17. The event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel abroad to a developing country. Visitors will be invited on a self-guided journey where they will be immersed in the lives and stories of two children living in Kenya and the Dominican Republic. Each child’s story starts in hardship but ends in hope. The experience includes 3,000 square feet of exhibit space, featuring replicas of the homes and environments of these two Compassion beneficiaries.