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Vol. 4, Issue 9                                                                                           May 7, 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. 



Please Pray for 3 Key Events this week for Advocates International 

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 this week.


First, please pray for Advocates Board member Roger Sherrard as he travels for the 44th time 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).


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 

2012 African Biblical Leadership Initiative Forum  

Our friends and colleagues from Advocates Africa want to make sure that everyone is aware of the upcoming ABLI Forum, scheduled for August 2-5, 2012 in Kampala, Uganda at the Munyoyo Commonwealth Resort.  For further information on how to register for this powerful event,
click here.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's attorney sentenced to 9 years
in jail

Just last week, word came out of Iran that Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, the Muslim lawyer representing Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, was reportedly sentenced to nine years in jail for alleged acts violating national security and spreading propaganda against the regime.  Read more


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. 


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