Your Advocates International
Bi-Weekly Update

The Good and Other News from or about Advocates around the World
Vol. 4, Issue 16                                                                                           August 29, 2012
Quick Links
About Us
What's New
Press Center
Get Involved

Prayers & Praises
A global chronicle of our advocates prayers & praises 
AdvAI Prayer Logo (50%)ocates Calls for  Prayer Around the World  


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. 



Vietnamese Religious Freedom Advocate Remains Under House Arrest - AI Friend in Mongolia to Offer Assistance thru Diplomacy   
Dear Friends, 

One of Advocates' friends and colleagues since the Global Convocation in 2000, Nguyen Van Dai, a Christian lawyer in Vietnam, was arrested and sentenced to prison back in 2007 for "conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam" and sentenced to five years imprisonment for his activism and education efforts.  In reality, Dai was simply representing people's whose religious rights were under attack and he still remains under house arrest.  In addition to his prison sentence (later reduced by one year), Dai's law license was suspended. 

From August 30-September 2, the Vietnamese Minister of Justice will be visiting the Mongolian Parliament with a delegation of other officials.  One of those who will be in the welcoming committee for the meetings, and now serving on the Human Rights and Justice Committee on the Mongolian Parliament, is the newly elected Baasankhuu Octyabri.  Baasankhuu plans to bring up the situation of his friend, Dai, during those meetings.

As Sam Ericsson might have said, this could very well be one of those divine appointments that God pre-ordained.  How else to explain how Advocates' immediate past director of the Rule of Law Institute in Mongolia might now have the opportunity to address the situation of his friend, Dai, with the Minister of Justice of Vietnam.

Please pray for Baasankhuu to have wisdom and grace in broaching this subject during his meetings with the Vietnamese delegation.  Please continue to pray for Dai and his family as he remains under house arrest. 

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and financial support for the work of Advocates.      


May the Lord bless you with His perfect . . . 


Grace and peace,
Brent Sig
Brent McBurney
President & CEO
Advocates International 
Congratulations to Diana Daskalova on the birth of her son, David, on August 16

Advocates' Prayer Correspondent and Bulgarian Human Rights Advocate, Diana Daskalova, gave birth to her second child, a son named David, on August 16.  Both mother and baby are doing well at home.  Proud Papa Tony and big sister Sara are excited to welcome the newest edition to the family.  Praise the Lord for a safe delivery.
Advocates Caribbean Conference
September 21-23 in Barbados   

Our friends and colleagues from Advocates Caribbean invite you to their annual conference this September in Barbados at the beautiful Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in Christ Church.  The theme of the conference is Sanctity of Life.  Come and join us in this tropical paradise for some great fellowship, fun and family time on the beach.  To find out more details regarding the conference, please click here, or to register, click here.  We hope you'll join us.  Early bird registration ends at the end of July. 

Registration will close on September 14.

Advocates International & Campus Crusade for Christ International
to co-host joint conference in Hong Kong in April 2013 
Please be sure to Save the Date for this joint conference, "Transforming the World Through Faith & Law," which will be held in Hong Kong in April 2013.  

We are already working hard on details related to this conference and will provide more information on speakers, location, registration costs and attendance limitations as they become available.  Because of the limited size of this conference, those interested in attending will need to contact their regional boards or the AI headquarters office.

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)