Your twenties are full of change and opportunity. After finishing college, I struggled to decide what to do next, but I knew I wanted to gain professional experience while making an impact. As I was discerning what my next step should be, I found Compassion International’s GoRep program — a journey uniquely designed for young adults 21 and over.
My name is Erin, and maybe you or someone you love is in the same position I was in a year ago when I discovered the GoRep program. I have felt so humbled to be a part of Compassion’s mission as a GoRep. I have had the opportunity to make a global impact, learn valuable career-starting skills and travel throughout the continental US — all while sharing my passion of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. At events that I’ve run in the past five months, I’d estimate that about 900 children’s lives have been changed through sponsorship!
So, what exactly is a GoRep? I often describe it as getting to be a domestic missionary for a global cause, making a worldwide impact and inviting others to do the same. The rep team is a group of young adults who travel to Compassion events across the country for six-month stints, teaching others about poverty and how they can be part of changing children’s lives around the world. In doing this, you get to make connections throughout the church and non-profit worlds as you gain professional experience.