Pati Lawrence, a volunteer advocate for Church State Council, pursues every opportunity she can to support causes on behalf of her faith-community. When a two-day film festival focused on shedding light on human trafficking came to San Pedro, Calif., Pati attended in support. While there, she spoke to others about the work of Church State Council as partners in advocacy—and their work on preventive measures through legislation to help stop human trafficking. “Showing up and having a consistent presence among community leaders enforces our place as an asset and a resource to the public,” she says. Through simply showing up, Pati is finding ways to share how Adventists are getting involved and living God’s love.