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
Advocate Collaboration Director

Ian Durias
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).

  • 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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  • The Best Compassion Sunday Ever

    Aug 17, 2015

    Compassion Sunday 2015 at our little church was the best Compassion Sunday I experienced yet in my 15 years as an advocate.

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  • Father and Son Experience Compassion

    Jul 20, 2015

    Tears roll down Mike Albright’s face as he listens to the story of Ruben, a former Compassion International sponsor child from Bolivia.

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  • 8-year Old Advocate Impacts 40 Poor Families

    Jun 15, 2015

    Eight year old Grace is part of the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program at her charter school in California. As part of this program, she gets to present two projects during the school year; one research project and one with a community service focus.

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  • Poverty lessons venture 'outside the box'

    Jun 08, 2015

    Education is a life-long journey, and advocate and fourth grade school teacher Sheri Beck makes sure her students trek substantial instructive miles while she has them in her Valdez, Alaska, classroom.

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