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.

Advocate Network Management Staff

Greg Birgy
National Director

Jason Mezey
Coaching & Training

Gwen Petty
Event Facilitator Manager

John Blanton
Event Contractors Manager

Amanda Priefer
Advocate Manager

Amy Coddington
Karen Spencer
Rick Schluep
Ministry Managers

Rebekah Jordan
Event Volunteer Manager, Northwest

Allen Hinkle
Event Volunteer Manager, Northeast

Greg Gipson
Event Volunteer Manager, Southeast

Jason Wilkins
Event Volunteer Manager, South Central

Jim Hardaway
Event Volunteer Manager, Southwest

Bonnie Belzer
GMC Volunteer Program Manager

Facebook Groups

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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).

  • Creative Impact: Children Serving Children

    Nov 16, 2015

    If one were to choose one word to describe Michelle Kelly, that word would be "impactful." She is driven to help the younger generation understand the needs of children around the globe.

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  • A New Resource for your Advocacy Efforts!

    Nov 09, 2015

    Having a heart for the poor, coupled with having a child, Lorie Lee realized that she needed resources to help train her little boy. She wanted to raise him with an awareness of children living in poverty, the global world, and how he could play a part in doing good in the world.

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  • Innovative Christmas Party with a Kingdom Impact

    Nov 02, 2015

    They page through them slowly, choosing carefully the toys, clothing, or electronics they want that year. Page corners are gently dog-eared and items circled to make shopping easier for mom and dad.

    But what if there were a catalog – not full of bright pink plastic toys or superhero action figures – but of medicine, or goats, or textbooks, or food. What if there was a catalog that was all about giving and not about receiving?

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  • $6 Million Child Packet Changes!

    Oct 12, 2015

    Child packets remain the single most-effective resource in linking children to new sponsors. Because each packet represents one specific child, the use of child packets can also contribute to the wait a child experiences before she is introduced to her sponsor.

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  • What Is Compassion? - Relationships

    Sep 21, 2015

    “What do you grow?” When we met Clementine in Rwanda, she asked the familiar question that she had written in almost every letter. The cultural differences were too great for her to comprehend that we weren’t farmers: “If you don’t grow, how do you live?”

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  • Sponsorship to Advocacy, God's Precious Gift

    Aug 31, 2015

    In Genesis 12:1, God calls Abraham to leave his native country for a land He will show him, God called me on a journey in July 12, with my church to Shyogwe Diocese in Rwanda. I was 61 years old and thought this would be a once in a lifetime journey.

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  • What Is Compassion?

    Aug 24, 2015

    Compassion’s legacy of child advocacy began with rag piles in the streets of Seoul, South Korea. Already haunted by images of children affected by the war, Everett Swanson took an early morning walk.

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