The CAFO Blog

Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman Receive Alliance 2012 “Defender of the Fatherless” Award

At Summit VIII, the Christian Alliance for Orphans presented the 2012 Defender of the Fatherless Award to Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman.  Alongside Steven’s famed music career, the couple has championed both in-country orphan care and adoption by Christians long before either topic was much discussed in most churches.  The honor spotlights the deep […]


The Only Mommy War Worth Waging

Kristen Howerton, who blogs at Rage Against the Minivan and advocates tirelessly for adoption and global orphan care, wrote a stirring piece recently that was picked up by the Huffington Post. We urge you to go read it and see if you agree with Kristen, that there is only one mommy war worth waging. I […]


Summit VIII Recordings Now Available!

We’re excited to announce that Summit workshops and plenary sessions are now available.  Both audio downloads and CDs are available for all sessions, and video DVD is also available for plenary sessions.  See and access all of this incredible content HERE today! We’re thankful to Convention Media Solutions for making this all available at a […]


Live Painting at Summit VIII

One of the most memorable special features of both Summit VIII and Summit VII was the live, on-site painting by award-winning artist Hyatt Moore.  Every true movement requires great art to nourish, inspire and guide its ongoing vision.  As expressed at times on this blog, I’ve been very encouraged by recent expressions of this kind […]


The Christian Post on Summit VIII

Summit VIII was nothing short of amazing.  Even for those of us who spent a lot of time scurrying behind the scenes, the passion and wisdom and experiences brought not only by formal presenters, but by virtually every attendee, left us full-to-the-brim.  Many of the workshop and plenary sessions will be available for download online […]