The CFC ANCOP Australia’s Ambassador Program continues in 2020-21. The Ambassador campaign is a biennial event that has been running since 2012 and is one of the fundraising activities unique to ANCOP Australia.
The campaign takes place over a period of several months, beginning in March. During this time, representatives from each state/territory or chapters take on the role of ANCOP ambassadors. As ambassadors for ANCOP, they spread awareness of the work of ANCOP and foster among CFC members and the wider community ANCOP’s vision which is “Families in the Holy Spirit sharing God’s transforming love with the poor”.
The ambassadors will raise funds for education as administered by CFC ANCOP Global Foundation in the Philippines and CFC ANCOP organisations in the Oceania Region
“Our aim is to contribute to ANCOP’s global goal of “40 @ 40”, meaning, reach out to 40,000 families by the time CFC celebrates its 40th year anniversary in 2021”, says Nick Vargas, the head of the 2020 Ambassador Program.
The ANCOP ambassadors present to all the households in Couples for Christ. They also coordinate with their local ANCOP team in organising fundraising activities and events during the campaign period. The National ANCOP Ambassador title will go to the ambassador who has raised the most funds during the campaign period.
“To broaden the reach of ANCOP, we will promote this program throughout Australia, to include or encourage the involvement of people and community groups outside of CFC”, added Nick.
Former National ANCOP Ambassador Ian Alcazar from Melbourne was the recipient of the special award for having raised the largest amount of funds from outside of the CFC community. “I realised that as an ambassador, part of my responsibility is to turn other people into advocates for ANCOP,” he says. The 2018-2019 Ambassador program raised a total of AUD 294,000.
The 2020 program concludes in early August, with all ambassadors coming together at the ANCOP Proclamation Night - to be held in Melbourne for the first time this year.
Nick Vargas exhorts, “This 2020, we hope to see 100% of all households committing to sponsor a child’s education, so that we can move closer to the global direction of 40@40.
“We pray for the ambassadors of 2020-2021, that they may be able to inspire others and spread awareness of the work of ANCOP. We also pray for more open hearts and homes for the coming campaign, so that we can continue supporting our over 1,000 scholars in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands”.