The CAFO Blog

A Christmas Poem

The Christian faith insists that deepest hurt and highest good are bound together. It’s not only that the sweet and sorrowful frequently arrive side-by-side.  It’s also that, in our fallen world, they are most often intertwined, drawing their very life from one another.  Yes, in heaven good will come unalloyed.  But here, character springs from […]


Learning and Leading: An Interview With Kari Stewart

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Kari Stewart a few questions about ministry and leadership. Kari is the Missions Director at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO (a Champion level member church with CAFO) and the Director of the Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans. She serves families in Fort Collins and […]


Orphan Sunday Changes The World for Vulnerable Children

Sixteen years ago, the simple idea for an “Orphan Sunday” was born in a small church in Lusaka, Zambia.  Since 2002, it has grown from a local observance within a few churches  to a vision that impacts children’s lives across the globe — with local events taking place in 94 countries this year! What a […]


Thanksgiving for Orphan Sunday

This Thanksgiving, our hearts are full of gratitude and expectation for the glorious fruit of  Orphan Sunday 2018 by Jodi Jackson Tucker, International Director of Orphan Sunday Ten years into CAFO’s shepherding of Orphan Sunday, we continue to be amazed at the way God uses this simple idea, born in a small and hard-pressed church in […]


Saving International Adoption

One of DC’s most respected think tanks, the American Enterprise Institute, hosted the forum, “Saving International Adoption,” this past Friday. The number of international adoptions to the U.S. has plummeted over the past 14 years.  Had adoptions remained steady at their 2004 numbers, well over 100,000 children would have found welcoming homes in the U.S. […]


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 […]