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The Hidden Gifts of Coronavirus Constraints…and How to Receive Them

In the life-altering limitations of coronavirus, there are remarkable gifts to be found.  That’s nothing new for Christians, who serve a God who took on flesh and subjected himself to the bounds of time and space.  Indeed, we believe true freedom is found only in the constraints of love, obedience and service.  Christianity Today ran […]


How Coronavirus Impacts the Heart…and Three Things You Can Do About It

Every hour, a new reason for coronavirus fear comes across the wire.  Hospital overload.  Travel bans.  Food shortages.  Economic pain. Everyone from global leaders to ordinary citizens strains to peer ahead.  This forethought is appropriate in times of crisis – seeking to discern what is coming and how we might prevent the worst. But we […]


Looking Ahead to the CAFO2020 Summit with Coronavirus in View

From global leaders to ordinary citizens, the world is grappling with how best to carry out a wise and well-calibrated response to COVID-19, aka coronavirus.  Like others, CAFO is closely tracking medical experts, public officials and global projections as we analyze how to approach the CAFO2020 Summit in Dallas, May 6-8. Both expert opinion and […]


New Tool Helps Global Child-Serving Organizations Improve Programs

A new tech-based tool will help OVC-serving organizations assess and then strengthen the quality and results of their programs worldwide.  The “Core Elements Self-Assessment” enables organizations to identify and analyze strengths and areas for growth within their programs, then access recommended tools and guidance to enhance both.   The field of care for vulnerable children – […]


6 Take-Aways from Bethany Christian Services’ Decision to Cease International Adoptions

After four decades helping children find families through inter-country adoption, Bethany Christian Services has announced it will stop providing this service in 2021. Major constrictions on international adoption by countries like Russia, Ethiopia and China – along with increased costs of US regulations and a range of other factors – have caused inter-country adoptions to […]


Gandalf Speaks to the CAFO2020 Theme: Video Clip

In a poignant moment of the movie, The Hobbit, the elf queen Galadriel asks Gandalf why he chose such a small and thoroughly unimpressive creature as Bilbo Baggins to play a central role in the great quest to vanquish a dragon and reclaim the kingdom under the mountain. “Why the halfling?” she questions. Gandalf’s answer […]