May 2013 Advocate E-News
Summer Reading

Please email Ian Durias if you’d like more information about a summer reading initiative that could help you take your advocacy in new directions.

Study's Findings: Sponsorship Works!

The peer-reviewed, independent study on the viability of international child sponsorship led by Dr. Bruce Wydick, Professor of Economics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, reveals large and statistically significant impacts on life outcomes for children enrolled in Compassion's Christian child sponsorship program.

Key Distinctives Part of Compassion's Program Model

Have a sponsor’s questions regarding Compassion’s program ever stumped you? Emily Sarmiento, Compassion’s International Program Child Sponsorship Director, gave a compelling presentation to advocates at the Chicago Advocate Conference. Read more about what Emily shared with advocates.

Are We There Yet?

National Training Coordinator and long-time advocate Letty Vendrell of Florida challenges us to continue to learn in order to be movers and shakers of the Kingdom. Read more

Be a Part of a Festival Near You

Check out the slate of festivals across the country this summer. It is not too early to reserve your spot to volunteer. Read more.

Bryan Bouchard: "I Opened up my Heart and Spoke Freely"

After suffering a heart attack while on vacation, advocate Bryan Bouchard approached this year’s 19th consecutive Compassion Sunday at his church with a renewed sense of purpose. Read more.

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

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