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More Orphan Sunday Ideas from 2011 Events

Here are five more events from Orphan Sunday 2011 – fodder for your thoughts as you consider how you’ll plan your 2012 Orphan Sunday!  (See more ideas from last year’s events HERE.) “We ended up taking all of our offering for that Sunday morning and committing it to work in some way with Orphan/Foster Care.  […]

Upcoming Conferences Dig Deep on Things that Matter

Two upcoming conferences promise deep substance on two topics of great import to the Christian orphan movement:  the theological wellsprings of Christian orphan care and connecting with children from hard places. The Together for Adoption conference in Atlanta, GA on September 14-15, 2012 will “take Christians deeper into God’s story of adoption to give hope […]

Heart for Orphans: Leprosy

Today’s guest post comes courtesy SheLoves Magazine. Its author, Kelley Johnson Nikondeha, is co-director of Amahoro Africa and international staff member of Community of Faith with her husband Claude. She’s a thinker, connector, advocate, avid reader and mother of two beautiful children. Kelley lives between Arizona and Burundi. And as you’ll see, her heart lives […]

Powerful Insights for Foster Parents…and All Who Love the Fatherless

My friend Doug Sauder, President of CAFO member 4KIDS of South Florida, recently shared with me a profound letter.  It was written by a woman who served families and children  through 4KIDS for 5+ years.  She read it to the 4KIDS teams during their weekly devotions as she prepared to depart for a new role.  […]

CT on the Rising Christian Adoptions of Hard-to-Place Children

Christianity Today carries a solid article on Christians and adoption, highlighting both the challenges and opportunities presented with the increasing constrictions on inter-country adoption.   The article’s title declares, “Adoptable Kids in Short Supply:  But demand is high as evangelicals adopt wider variety of children than ever.” It begins, “Tighter government restrictions have reduced the number […]

Get Great Ideas for Your Orphan Sunday from 2011 Favorites

As the 2012 Orphan Sunday campaign officially gets rolling this week, we thought we’d spotlight an assortment of great locally-created events people shared with us last year.  We’ll be sharing a batch a day for the next week.  Feel free to shamelessly copy, adapt and even improve!  Orphan Sunday Events from 2011 “Our church has […]