The CAFO Blog


Global Leaders Collaborate at CAFO2014!

While thousands of passionate orphan care advocates are traveling to Chicago this week for CAFO2014, hundreds came early for pre-Summit intensives. For the past 2 days, almost 100 leaders representing 26 nations gathered at Willow Creek Church for Collaborate, a forum for global leaders, co-sponsored by CAFO and World Without Orphans. These leaders participated in […]

Empowering Leaders in Africa

This summer, CAFO is partnering with emerging orphan care movements in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa to help equip and serve alongside local leaders in Africa as they grow orphan care movements in their countries. Leadership Forums in each of these locations will serve as a gathering point for key influencers from the region, providing […]

Southern Africa Orphan Summit coming soon!

This summer, hundreds of African pastors, orphan care ministry leaders and orphan advocates from across the continent will join together for the first Southern Africa Orphan Summit, to be held June 4-5 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Lord has been inspiring champions in dozens of countries in Africa towards collaboration and strategic planning as churches […]

Plantains for Guatemalan Orphans!

Remember the freezing cold weather that swept across the United States in January? Some of you may have been stuck on the highways, unable to get to your intended destinations. The same was about to happen to over 100,000 pounds of plantains from Guatemala, destined for the US. Rather than letting them spoil, the good […]

The Church Awakening in South Asia

“Orphanages are for caring for children. Churches are for worship.” a quote from a pastor in India regarding what many Indian Christians feel regarding orphan care. Within this church culture in South Asia, God is calling His people to awaken to the plight of the fatherless and respond with action to adopt, foster, mentor and […]

kNOw More Orphans Conference Coming Soon in Birmingham, AL!

Guest Post from David Hennessey Sometimes I feel like I attend conferences for a living – in the last year alone I was an attendee, speaker, emcee, or organizer of about 10 conferences/seminars around the world.  It seems as if there’s always another opportunity to gather together, worship and pray together, discuss incredibly important topics, […]