The CAFO Blog


Is the Focus of Christian Giving Shifting Overseas?

The Philanthropy Roundtable, a respected Washington think tank focused on philanthropic engagement, recently published a highly significant article asking whether giving by American Christians is shifting increasingly from local priorities to overseas engagement.  Author Karl Zinsmeister (formerly head of the White House Domestic Policy Council) draws upon extensive data and anecdotal evidence to highlight a […]

Prayer as Summit Arrives

I received an email this morning from a dear family friend, Lisa, who has moved with her husband and eight children to Kenya for one year.  (I can’t imagine moving with my five little ones to Kentucky right now, let alone to the southern hemisphere.)  They are serving together through Alliance member Agape Children’s Ministry, […]

Kay Warren Video on Summit VIII!

Kay Warren today released a great video invitation to Summit VIII.  We’re so very thankful for Kay, Pastor Rick, Elizabeth Styffe, Lynn Young, Carol Cooper and the whole Saddleback team — especially now in the final week as they prepare for the monumental task of serving as host church for Summit VIII!  

What It’s Like to be a Foster Parent

Our friends at recently released a simple video they titled “What It’s Like to Be a Foster Parent.”  It’s just four minutes of Tim, a foster-to-adopt parent, sitting on the floor and speaking frankly about what the journey looked like for him and his family.  And though it may not win an Oscar, it’s […]

Rick Warren on the Upcoming Summit

Pastor Rick and Kay Warren and the whole team at Saddleback Church have been involved with the Christian Alliance for Orphans since its early days.  They’ve raised a clarion call to the church to take on adoption, foster and orphan care both locally and globally, and they’ve modeled that call with in action.  Describing the […]

Encouraging Article on the Alliance, the Movement & Central Valley Roots

The work of the Christian Alliance for Orphans spans the country (and, increasingly, the globe), so Rachel and I have the privilege of choosing where to locate and work.  Three years ago we moved from Washington, DC to the much less metropolitan environs of California’s great Central Valley.   Although we’ve missed our community in DC […]