Compassion Advocate E-News

Compassion Advocate E-News is a monthly e-newsletter sent out to Compassion Advocates. Included in the Compassion Advocate E-News are upcoming classes and webinars, stories of what Advocates are doing and quick facts.

April 2014 Advocate E-News
Opportunity Is Knocking—How Will You Answer?

As I sit down to write to advocates this month I’m filled with excitement about ALL of the OPPORTUNITIES for you to engage with the ministry of Compassion right now. I couldn’t focus on just one, so this list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good start at determining how God is calling you to act on behalf of children in need today.

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There is still time! Compassion Sunday - An event for you and your church

2014-compassion-sunday-advocate-enewsThere is still plenty of time for you to participate in this year’s Compassion Sunday event. God can use you, and your church family, to transform the lives of hurting children. It’s a great opportunity. We would be so honored to have you join in and be part of this exciting national event.

To register and prepare for your Compassion Sunday, please visit us online at to check out everything that is available to you.

Compassion Sunday is May 4th but you can choose any date that best suits your church’s schedule. Register now and we will send your event kit! Our prayer is for God to work in the lives of sponsors, Advocates, and their church families to participate in Compassion Sunday and release 15,000 children from poverty in Jesus’ name! Will you join us in this prayer?

Interested in engaging your social networks as well? We've created a simple and effective way for you to share your story online and invite your friends and family to sponsor a child. Visit to create or edit your page today and share it through May 4th!

April Webinar

You’re welcome to join us for our April webinar. Click the link below to learn more about the session and to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Praying for Compassion's Children
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MDT
Details & Registration

Making a Church's First Compassion Sunday Impactful

Would you like to view last month’s Advocate Network webinar about making a church's first Compassion Sunday impactful? Click here and enjoy!

Upcoming Experience Compassion Conferences

Mark your calendars with these upcoming Experience Compassion Conferences.

Chicago (April 25-26) – Details & Registration
Colorado Springs, CO (June 27-29) – Details & Registration

Run for Compassion

How about participating in and spreading the word about this 5k race? It’s an Advocate-hosted, family-friendly event raising funds for Compassion’s Child Survival Program

  • Run for Compassion Hickory 5K (Hickory, NC) - May 31 - Register
  • Bite Back 5K Run/Walk (Valdez, AK) - May 31
Advocacy Coaching

Coaching conversations are about your ideas and making them happen. Contact a coach today and see how these conversations can help you make an even stronger impact for children in poverty.

Advocate Classes

May classes are up! Take our four core* classes to get your 2014 Advocate Class Completion Certificate. You’re welcome to sign-up today!

*Child Survival Program (CSP), Church Partner/Child Selection (CDSP), Leadership Development Program (LDP), and Sponsorship Plus (CIV).

Help Us Make Our Site Easy to Understand and Navigate

Through, Compassion will send you a web page or pages to review and test. Then, you use a screen recorder (provided by to record a video of what’s happening on your screen – mouse movements, clicks, and keystrokes – and your spoken comments while you use the website you’re testing. (Videos are typically 15 minutes long.) Watch a sample video. Finally, you answer four questions in writing about your experience. See a sample summary. Compassion's web team performs a test once or twice per month, so we are only asking for about 30 minutes of your time in a given month. If you are interested in participating please contact Jennifer Brandenburg today!

Contacting the Advocate Network

Besides working directly through Advocate Network regional and support staff, the Advocate Network is also available to you via and (800) 336-7535 (7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time Monday through Friday).

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Advocate Network Management Staff

Greg Birgy
National Director

Jason Mezey
Advocate Collaboration Director

Ian Durias
Coaching and Training

Gwen Petty
Event Facilitator Manager

John Blanton
Event Contractors Manager

Amanda Priefer
Advocate Manager

Allen Hinkle
(Contact: Candy Entingh)

Karen Spencer
Greg Gipson

Amy Coddington
Jim Hardaway

Rick Schluep
Rebekah Jordan

Facebook Groups

Stay connected to fellow advocates through the following regional Facebook groups: