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Glimpses of a Church Rising for the Fatherless–the Philippines

One way to express the heartbeat of the CAFO community is this:  that the local church in every nation become the primary answer for the needs of orphans in their midst. Within the U.S., that’s especially things like foster care, mentoring, and foster-to-adopt…as well as humbly offering whatever support we can to ministries that work […]


A Community Looking Like James 1:27…and James 1:22

Few things stirs gratefulness in my heart as much as stories of times when Christians really look like Jesus.  Ted Fletcher shared one with me recently.  The truth is, the most powerful argument against Christianity is often Christians:  when we live petty and self-absorbed lives that deny the existence of the God we claim. The […]


Art & Adoption: JYB Hangout Concert Sunday…And More

November is National Adoption Month.  It’s a great time to celebrate adoption, both its joys and the sacrifices it often involves …and also to remember the many children still facing the world without families. Two talented musicians have found memorable ways to do just that. As we’ve been sharing on FB & Twitter, I’m excited […]


“Zambia’s Gift to the World” Releases

I couldn’t be more thankful for the remarkable work that God has crafted in the film “Zambia’s Gift to the World.”  After many sleepless nights (in some cases, literally) by the creative team, the film officially released this morning. The film speaks for itself.  I’ll just add that I pray it challenges, provokes and inspires […]


How Do You Write About a Day Like This?

At times today our team could have split the skies with hymns of praise; at other times with weeping.   Indeed, we had much of both. But how do you put a day like that on paper or a blog post? The film Zambia’s Gift to the World will carry many of the images and stories […]


Departing for Zambia

I depart tomorrow for Zambia with a small team of top-caliber film creatives.  (I may need to dust off my beret and neglect shaving if I have any hopes of fitting in). Instead of the TV shows, commercials and world-class photography these Christ-following artists normally produce, they’ve volunteered their time and considerable skills to create […]