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What’s Your Red Bus?

Few things are more enlivening than seeing students wake to God’s heart for the orphan.  They recognize more than just another great need; rather, they begin to sense how the […]


What Adoptees Wish Church Communities Knew

Many of the seven million adult adoptees in the US wouldn’t darken the doors of a church.  Some do, but struggle with issues they dare not verbalize. What if the […]


Passport Through Darkness

In college, I studied til 2 AM most nights…but now I don’t think I’ve read past midnight in years.  So when a father of four like me stays up reading […]


More Than Good Intentions–II

Yesterday’s post highlighted the critical importance of study, preparation, reflection and diligence in seeking to serve orphans.  The assumption that good intentions are sufficient often makes for ugly outcomes.  True […]


More Than Good Intentions

The story of philanthropy—both Christian and nonreligious—is often one of noble intention that accomplishes little.  Sometimes, it’s even made matters worse.  I remember hearing Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf put words […]