The CAFO Blog

Notes from the Road Two: More Signs of Stirring

While traveling for the Alliance Board meeting, several other experiences added to my ever-growing sense that God is stirring hearts across the country to reflect His heart for orphans.  I had the privilege of joining a gathering of the Middle Tennessee Alliance for Orphans.  The group brings together a dozen or so churches in the […]


Notes from the Road 1: Alliance Board Meeting

The Alliance semi-annual Board meeting last week in Nashville left me with an overwhelming sense of what a privilege it is to get to ride in a boat when a whole team is working the oars in unison…and God is the one blowing in the sails.  From 8 AM to 5 PM, the Board sat […]


Art and the Orphan Movement

Art moves us all.  It’s certainly fine that many Christians gravitate towards words as their primary way to express what God puts on their heart.  Admittedly, that’s true of me.  My singing rarely garners anything but annoyed glances from the people in the pews in front of me, and my drawing skills haven’t progressed since […]


Catalyst

When you start to notice, it’s hard not to be blown away at the multiplicity of ways God is stirring His people to stand for the orphan. Last week in Atlanta, the Catalyst conference devoted an entire section of the program for its 13,000 participants to orphan ministry. You can see some of the remarkable […]


Wait No More

It’s hard not to see that God is rousing hearts on behalf orphans when you hear about “Wait No More.”  Focus on the Family teams up with local churches, ministries, government and adoption agencies for these region-wide events.  Their purpose:  to help Christians understand the needs of children waiting in foster care in their area […]


Catalytic Philanthropy

An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review presents a concept it dubs, “Catalytic Philanthropy.” The article urges philanthropic donors to consider that, at times, the best vehicle for their money and energy might not be existing nonprofits. Instead, they should consider applying all of their assets–talent, ideas and effort in addition to funding–to causes […]