The CAFO Blog

Family Separation at the U.S. Border

The Christian Alliance for Orphans is not a lobbying entity and generally keeps a strong focus on the role of families and churches, not government.  However, we are sometimes asked to share perspective and insight on issues related to vulnerable children with the Federal, state and international governments. Current debates on immigration cover myriad complex […]


CAFO2018: The Rare and Beautiful Fruit of Unity

Each morning, my five kids and I read a passage of Scripture and discuss it over breakfast.  We enjoyed John 17 yesterday alongside our oatmeal, and camped out on the words Jesus prayed for everyone who would come to follow him over the centuries. Jesus’ yearning desire was this: “that they may be one as […]


The Importance of Showing Up at the Field

I grew up in a small farming community in Kansas.  During High School, I worked for my best friend’s dad in their family’s wheat fields during harvest. While I did a few different things for him, my primary job was to drive the wheat truck.  The list of qualifications to drive a wheat truck is […]


5 Big Takeaways from CAFO2017

CAFO2017 was unforgettable.  As we’re hearing from so many people now back “on mission” across the US and around the world, five big themes keep popping up.  They struck a deep chord in many hearts.  I pray they’ll continue to shape us all over the year ahead. 1) God uses brokenness to create beauty. “Dust […]


Justice and the Inner Life

“I’m just not sure I can keep going,” he said. He and his wife had moved to Africa to serve in their mid-20s, eyes bright. But after nearly a decade of high highs and low lows, the disappointments seemed to dwarf the progress. “I feel like I’m done.” I’ve heard similar words from adoptive moms […]


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