The word Advocate by definition is:
1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers.
2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc., an advocate of peace
3. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor
4. a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; (1 John 2:1 – NASB)
Provision of Hope and those who partner with us have become advocates for the widow, the orphan and the refugee in Liberia and Ghana. We understand that not everyone who has a heart full of love and compassion is necessarily called to travel to other countries to express their care and compassion. However, there are things you can do to be an advocate for this cause if you feel so compelled.
The first thing we encourage you to do is pray for these precious people. They need to know that we are praying for them as they face the challenges of simply surviving day to day.
The second thing you can do is increase your own awareness, knowledge and understanding of their situation and seek God as to what role He would have YOU play in helping them overcome in their struggle. Request our DVD’s, which reveal in vivid detail all that this ministry is involved in. More importantly you will meet the people themselves and get a much better sense of their hearts as well as their situation.
The third thing you can do is encourage others to become aware of the needs of these people and what this ministry is all about, so that together we can effectively assist them. To help you in this endeavor, we invite you to direct them to this web site as well as to our Partners‘ sites and pass on our videos to them to watch as well.
The fourth thing you can do is develop a personal relationship with one or more of these brothers and sisters through e-mail, chat and telephone. It’s really all about building relationships and the more we become personally involved with others, the more we truly become advocates of their cause and they receive, in an intimate way, the love and care that burns in our hearts for them.
The fifth thing you can do as an advocate for these widows, orphans and refugees is offer financial support. This can be done through a variety of ways as outlined on our donations page.