Years Sponsoring: 32
Years as an Advocate: 5
“I feel Compassion’s integrity towards the poorest of the poor children is authentic which enables me to give my best as an Advocate Trainer. As a Christ follower, it is important to me to serve the Lord and help others to do the same. Equipping Advocates to represent Compassion here in the USA enables us to truly speak for those who are not able to speak for themselves, the poorest of the poor around the world. Proverbs 31:8-9: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.’”
Years Sponsoring: 15
Years as an Advocate: 14
"As an Advocate Trainer, I love to equip and empower other Advocates to fully realize the 'unique' calling that God has placed on their lives. It fills me with immeasurable joy to bridge, develop, and engage the church into what I believe is the greatest ride of your life. Eradicating poverty one child at a time. My hope is to witness Advocates take their deep rooted ideas and place them on wheels, see them translate their faith into action, and co-labor with them as their personal ministries become a tangible reality!"
Years Sponsoring: 17
Years as an Advocate: 15
"I've been walking (often, stumbling) with Jesus for 25 years. Immediately after my conversion, God impressed on my heart that ministering to 'the least of these' is central to His heart and Kingdom plan. When I'm not delivering mail for the USPS, you'll find me running, reading, watching TV shows from the 70s or advocating wtih Compassion."
Years Sponsoring: 23
Years as an Advocate: 8
"My wife, Dannette and I have been sponsors since 1989. We decided to become ADvocates after visiting Viviana, our LDP student, on a Guatemala Sponsor Tour in 2004. I started as an Advocate Trainer in 2009 and I love helping other Advocates learn more about Compassion's programs and being a resource for their questions."
Years Sponsoring: 16
Years as an Advocate: 15
"I have been a sponsor with Compassion Int'l since 1996 and an Advocate since 1997. I have served in several different capacities as an Advocate and currently have the privilege to serve as a Trainer and Event Facilitator. I am blessed by the many people I have met through Compassion who share the desire to see children released from poverty. I am a retired carpenter and live in the Detroit area with my wife of 38 years. I have been blessed with three grown children and 7 grandchildren."