What is an advocate? "An advocate is "one who defends, who pleads another's case, or who calls for one's aid." This volunteer position is for Compassion contributors who choose to commit their time, talents, and influence to help children in need." I was already doing this informally for children, encouraging sponsors in writing to their children, and advocating for children no matter which Christian organization helped them. In the past 2 weeks since starting my blog, I've seen 6 children sponsored through different organizations that I am aware of, and I am just so blessed because of that! Since child sponsorship is so much my heart, I am thrilled to officially be a Compassion advocate.
My first box of materials arrived this week, and I felt like Christmas arrived! Oh the anticipation of opening that box!! :o) I received a wonderful t-shirt that says, "((SPEAK)) up for those who cannot (( )) for themselves"... a wonderful book by Dr. Wess Stafford, "Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most"... a DVD with lots of clips to watch and learn from... and other materials. But best of all, I received my first two child packets to be their advocate. :o) :o) :o)
That "dirt floors and mud walls" thing really gets to me... as well as the kids living in conditions where they need to gather firewood and carry water...
So I "plead the cause" of these two sweethearts, and ask, is your heart moved with compassion for them? If so, please contact me! And now I can hardly wait to start watching the dvd that came in my advocacy box... and read the book... :o)