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Vol. 5, Issue 1                                                                                           January 4, 2013  
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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. 



Blessed New Year from
Advocates International!       
Dear Friends, 

Happy New Year from all of us here at Advocates International.  2013 has arrived, and we wish you and yours a blessed and safe new year.  You all remain in our prayers each day as we pray our way around the world weekly.  Our mission to encourage, equip and enable advocates to do justice with compassion remains our driving goal.

We are encouraged about the plans the Lord has for us in 2013, including our joint conference in April with our friends from Campus Crusade for Christ International in Hong Kong.  Details for registration are now available just below.  The conference will serve as the venue for the 12th Advocates Asia Conference, as well as the Global Task Force Summit.

We are encouraged about the 10th Advocates Africa conference in Kampala, Uganda scheduled for August, as well as the Advocates Latin America/FIAJC Leadership Retreat in Montevideo, Uruguay scheduled for May. 

One small challenge that we face in 2013, however, is rebuilding our email contacts list.  Unfortunately, our email list was spammed back in September and in the process of resolving the issue, we appear to have lost a significant number of emails belonging to Advocates throughout the network.  We would kindly ask that all of our regional leaders forward this email to their national leaders, asking those who have NOT been receiving AI email Updates or Alerts since October to contact us so that we can update our email contact list.  Thanks.

As we begin another year of service, we are so grateful 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 
Advocates International & Campus Crusade for Christ International
conference: REGISTER NOW!
Hong Kong, 4-6 April 2013 
At long last, the registration website for the conference, "Transforming the World Through Faith & Law," which will be held in Hong Kong in April 2013 is open.  We invite you to CLICK HERE to begin the registration process. 

However, because of the limited size of this conference, those interested in attending will need to contact their regional boards or the AI headquarters office to confirm the availability of space.

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)