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Vol. 4, Issue 8                                                                                           April 23, 2012
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A global chronicle of our advocates prayers & praises 
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Let Us Know Your Needs 

Advocates' international prayer & praise correspondent,  Bulgarian human rights attorney Diana Daskolova  reminds all advocates to  e-mail AI Prayer Net  your Advocates International prayer requests for inclusion in the next AI Prayer Calendar.            _______________ 


The entire Advocates Africa team thanks you for your prayers.  For inclusion in the next Advocates Africa Prayer Calender.  Please send any items of prayer or praise to Alison Diarra at alisondiarra@gmail.comThank you.



Advocates Asia Prayer Calendar updates should be sent to Gregory VijayendranThank you so much. 



Advocates International covets your prayers for 3 key events during month of May 

Dear Friends,


We are so very grateful for your prayers and would like to let you know of three key events that Advocates will be involved in during the month of May.


First, please pray for Advocates Board member Roger Sherrard as he travels once again to Tirana, Albania for a very important series of meetings for the judiciary.  Roger and another colleague will be traveling on May 10 to Albania and will be playing a critical role in meetings to be held May 12-16.   Please pray for safe travel, good health and that the Lord will give the right words at the right time for each participant who will be involved.  It is such a blessing to know that God continues to use AI as servants for Albania and all of Eastern Europe.


Second, please pray for Emad Felix Moubarak and his colleagues in Egypt as they gather together for a Christian Lawyers conference from May 9-12.  This is such a critical time in Egypt, and we need to continue to lift up Christians there who will play key roles in the future of this key nation.  Amongst the speakers who will be traveling to Egypt to encourage our brothers and sisters there are advocates from Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.  Please pray for the Lord's provision for this conference, safe travels and that all who attend will be greatly encouraged of God. 


Third, please pray for the Lord's guidance for Gregory Vijayendran (Singapore), Mark Mudri (Australia), and myself, as we serve as facilitators at the World Prayer Assembly for a special "Law and Justice Track" during this global event.  The World Prayer Assembly will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 14-18.  We covet your prayer cover for this important gathering amongst the Body of Christ because Satan is particularly hateful of justice which is the key hallmark of the Kingdom to come (See Isaiah 9:7).


Finally, we want to encourage those of you who Tweet to advocate on behalf of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and other Christians in Iran who have been arrested for their faith in Jesus.  The twitter address of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is @khamenei_ir.  Let the Iranian rulers know that the rest of the world cares about freedom of religion. 


Thank you so much for your continued prayers and financial support for the work of Advocates, but especially over the next few weeks with these key events.   


May the Lord bless you with His perfect . . . 


Grace and peace,

Brent Sig
Brent McBurney
President & CEO
Advocates International 

Answered Prayers for Advocates Australia: movie "Suing the Devil" is winning hearts and minds in USA 

Mark Mudri and our friends in Australia are grateful for answered prayers regarding a new Australian produced movie, "Suing the Devil," starring Malcolm McDowell as the Devil.   According to recent reports, this new Christian movie is "taking America by storm." Read more here.

The movie is the first Australian Christian produced film in over 100 years and was released for Video on Demand and DVD on Good Friday (April 6) and is now ranked in the top 12 on Walmart's Top Picks category and in the top 40 for Most Watched out of over 15,000 films.

The outlets that the VOD will be available through can be found hereBridgestone Media Group are organizing the sales.... The film was awarded 5 Doves by the Dove Foundation, who in their review stated "every Christian should see this movie." 


Please join with in prayer that people's lives will continue to be touched by this powerful movie. 


Advocates Caribbean Conference Invitation Reminder 

Just a quick reminder that you are cordially invited to join us in Barbados at the 2012 Advocates Caribbean Conference from 21-23 September 2012.  The theme of this year's conference is "Sanctity of Life," and will be co-hosted by the AI Global Resource Team for the Sanctity of Life, headed by Justice Alice Soo Hon from Trinidad & Tobago. 

The conference will be held at the beautiful  Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados, and our gracious hosts from the Caribbean look forward to welcoming you with great joy and plenty of warm fellowship and lots of fun in the sun.  You don't want to miss this.  

Conference Registration information will be available soon through AI's website.


Thank You for Your Financial Support

        AI is not a recipient of government funding and is solely dependent upon the financial contributions of those who believe in its mission, thereby enabling it to serve "clients" ranging from heads of state seeking to implement constitutional reforms to persecuted and imprisoned believers sentenced to death for their faith. We are most grateful and thank you for whatever financial support or voluntary service you can provide in support of AI's mission. Here's how you can help: (more)