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Vol. 5, Issue 9                                                                                           May 23, 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. 



Federación Inter Americana
de Juristas Cristianos (FIAJC)
now a registered NGO in Uruguay
Dear Friends,  

Buenos dias from our friends in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.  I just returned from spending last weekend with the advocates from across Latin America who gathered together for two purposes.  First, the country leaders gathered together in Montevideo, Uruguay where we formally signed the registration for the Federación Inter Americana de Juristas Cristianos under Uruguayan law which now provides standing to appear before international and national agencies.  While in Uruguay, FIAJC also elected a new slate of officers to lead for the next two years. They ask for your prayers as they received a very serious responsibility before the Lord and all their colleagues in the region.

The new Consejo Directivo (Executive Committee): President, Xavier Velez (Ecuador); Secretary, Bettina Chamorro (Paraguay); Treasurer, Lorenzon Hernandez (Guatemala).  Represente Legal: Maria Gianella Aloise (Uruguay).  Consejo Fiscal (supervising board members): Rodolfo Juarez (Cuba), Ivette Montes (Puerto Rico), Uziel Santana (Brazil).  
Consejo Deliberativo (Deliberative Council or board of directors): Chair, Nina Balmaceda (Peru/US); Vice-Chair, Lidia Garcia Torralba (Argentina), Secretary, Alfredo Tauber (Paraguay). Members (two from each national organization of FIAJC and Individual members): 
Argentina, Daniel di Paolo; Brazil, Uziel Santana & Enio Araujo; Ecuador, Roberto Diaz & Pedro Rivadeneira; Guatemala, Elizabeth de Larios & Gladys Delgado; Paraguay, Daniel Varela; Puerto Rico, Ivette Montes & Sonimar Losada; Uruguay, Gianella Aloise & Rosana Guillen; Cuba (special status due to difficulty of official registration in country), Rodolfo Juarez & Georgina Ortega.  
Associate Members (Individual capacity): Juanita Ambrosio (Brazil),Dorcas Henriquez (Costa Rica), Brent McBurney  (USA), David Perez (Colombia), Anna Lee Stangl (USA).
Representatives to the Global Council:  Gerardo Amarilla (Uruguay), Nina Balmaceda (Peru/US), Daniel Varela (Paraguay).

Montevideo, Uruguay
After a packed 24 hours in Montevideo, we all headed across Rio de La Plata to Buenos 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aires for three days where we were joined by additional advocates from Argentina to Cuba and almost everywhere in between for the 10th CLAC regional conference.  
As Nina described our time:
"The Lord gave us a time of mutual edification, friendship, learning, and we hope you all went home with a vision and renewed energy to continue working for peace, justice and abundant life for everyone in our communities and countries."  The fellowship was amazing, the workshop speakers were excellent, the Tango was entertaining.

 Thank you so much for your prayers for all of our proceedings.

We are grateful for your continued prayers and financial support for the work of Advocates. Thank you.    


May the Lord bless and keep you in His perfect . . . 


Gracia y paz,
Brent Sig
Brent McBurney
President & CEO
Advocates International 

Advocates International Moves to New Offices in Alexandria, VA

We are pleased to announce that Advocates International moved.  After five years in Fairfax, we are now located at 2920 King Street, Alexandria, VA.  Our new telephone number is 571-319-0100.

If you're ever visiting Alexandria, please feel free to stop in and say hello.  We'd be delighted to welcome you to our new offices. 
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        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)