Compassion Advocate E-News February 2014 – Compassion International

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.

February 2014 Advocate E-News
Tell A Child, “I’m Here for You” on Compassion Sunday

We have the privilege of being used by God to bring sponsors and children into each other’s lives! We are here for you too as you prepare for your Compassion Sunday.

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February Webinar

Join us for a webinar on February 25th at 7 PM MST. You won't want to miss this opportunity! Get equipped with the latest information about your ministry as a Compassion child advocate. Advocate Network staff will host this informative and encouraging session designed for all advocates. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Speaking of webinars…

Would you like to view last month’s Developing A Relationship With Your Sponsored Child webinar? It’s a great one to share with your family and friends who sponsor. Click here and enjoy!

Are you up-to-date?

Time is moving quickly but technology is moving even more quickly. How savvy are you with utilizing Compassion’s website for your advocacy efforts? Fill out this Pre-Orientation Worksheet to challenge yourself in sharpening your knowledge about Compassion as it leads you to find your answers using As of 18 months ago, all incoming advocates complete this worksheet as part of their orientation process. If you were oriented to the Advocate Network before July 2012, we encourage you use this worksheet as a way to stay up-to-date with all things Compassion. If you have any questions or would like to have a follow up one-on-one “Refresher Orientation Session” with one of our nine Advocate Orientation Leaders over the phone, please contact Amy Coddington at

Upcoming Experience Compassion Conferences

Mark your calendars with these upcoming Experience Compassion Conferences.

  • Chicago (April 25-27) – Invitations will be sent on February 24th
  • Colorado Springs, CO (June 27-29)
Run for Compassion

How about participating in and spreading the word about these runs for Compassion? These 5k or 5k/10k races are Advocate-hosted, family-friendly events promoting awareness of Compassion’s diverse ministries to children: Sponsorship, CIVs (Water of Life), and CSP.

  • Run for Compassion South Florida (Ft Lauderdale, FL) - March 1 - Register
  • Run for Compassion Celebrate Children (Mansfield, TX) - March 22 - Register
  • Run for Compassion – Feeding Frenzy 5K (Kannapolis, NC) - April 5 - Register
  • Run for Compassion Hickory 5K (Hickory, NC) - May 31 - Register
Change the Story: The Compassion Experience

Change The Story, Compassion’s immersive experience, may be coming to a city near you. Reserve your spot. Tell your family and friends to do the same!

Advocacy Coaching

Why Advocacy Coaching? Because…

  • People will act on what you say 20% of the time.
  • People will act on what they say 80% of the time.
Advocate Classes

March 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).

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
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

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