The CAFO Blog

The Little Story that Makes the Big Difference

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday and its foster-focused expression, Stand Sunday.  What began in a humble church in Zambia will echo in more than 90 countries this year. The growing reach is amazing.  But just as beautiful are the individual stories.  It’s one teen in Kentucky…one pastor in Mexico…one mom in Minnesota…one dad in Uganda […]


So, We Did Orphan Sunday. Now What?!

Orphan Sunday, and its counterpart Stand Sunday are unique opportunities set aside every November for churches around the country – and around the world – to recognize God’s heart for vulnerable and orphaned children and call their people to respond in a variety of ways. While your church may choose to recognize Orphan Sunday on […]


She Took an X-Ray of the Hearts of the CAFO Board…and This is What We Saw

CAFO’s board met this week in Dallas.  It’s among the finest groups of leaders I’ve ever had the privilege to learn from and work with:  gracious and wise, innovative and insightful, humble and Christ-hearted. Our three new additions this year – Dr. Albert Reyes, Aixa de Lopez and Dr. Jerry Haag – only add to […]


A Report By Church Leaders, For Church Leaders

Throughout the summer of 2018, CAFO’s National Church Ministry Initiative conducted a series of interviews and surveys with 30 leaders of Member Churches from across the country representing a variety of church sizes, regional contexts and ministry structures. The following summary report, along with the corresponding infographic (access below), provides a high-level overview of the […]


Gospel Coalition: How Foster Care Became a Christian Priority

The Gospel Coalition today released a compelling article on the growing church engagement in foster care seen across the U.S:  How Foster Care Became a Christian Priority — Just in Time.  The article by Sarah Zylstra captures the sweep of the history and what is happening today more fully than any article or research to […]


Kale Chips and the Foster Care System

There is a troubling movement afoot at my house, and I’m reaching out to you all for help. My wife, out of her deep love for our family and her desire for us all to live long and happy lives, works hard to introduce us to healthy food.  I genuinely appreciate this. If left to […]