The CAFO Blog


A Journey to the Fatherless

When Larry Bergeron asked if I’d write the introduction to his book, Journey to the Fatherless I knew immediately I’d say “yes.”  I hadn’t yet read the book, but I knew Larry.  His years of faithful labor for orphans, his servants’ heart that seems not to care who gets the credit as long as the […]

The Budding Korean Orphan Care Movement

My greatest prayer for the Christian orphan care movement is that, ultimately, the local church in every nation will be known as the primary answer to the orphans in that land.  Growing this global vision is increasingly at the heart of the united mission of the members of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  Summit VIII […]

Heart for Orphans: A Simple Man

In 2012, the Christian Alliance for Orphans is hosting a series of guest blog posts from respected bloggers from across the U.S. Each offers a fresh outlook on an important issue facing Christians committed to caring for orphans through adoption, foster care and/or global orphan initiatives. Posts reflect the unique perspective of the blogger, not […]

The Birth of Phoebe Hope

Last night, Rachel and I welcomed our fifth child into God’s world.  Phoebe Hope Medefind arrived with a full head of dark hair, robust lungs and sparkling eyes.  Early this morning, as mother and child slept, I reflected in my journal on the marvel and trial of birth: Our world, at its core, is both […]

Hungry Students

The day after we announced the Destiny Rescuing Destiny Student Conference, I got an email that made my day from a father in Washington state.  If anything can confirm the truth of yesterday’s blog post, (“If you listen closely to young people today, you’ll hear a hunger…”) here it is.  The email read: I received […]