The CAFO Blog

Mully

The soon-to-release film Mully tells the real-life tale of Charles Mully, an abandoned child of Kenya’s streets turned business magnate. He and his family had come to know all the lavish trappings of success. But in a dramatic turn, Mully senses God calling them away from privilege and power, to give themselves instead to the […]


Aging Out: Tragic Numbers…And Real Hope

For youth who “age out” of care, statistics predict a heartbreaking road ahead. Their likehood of experiencing virtually any ill known to humanity is dramatically higher than for their peers who have families. This includes everything from homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration to physical illness and loneliness. Along with a host of other challenges, young adults […]


Helping Kids With Their Brokenness Starts With Our Own

There is a six-year-old boy down the street who often knocks on our door to play with our kids. A few days ago, we had a stomach bug that had been running through the family and one of our kids wasn’t feeling well. When this little guy came to the door, he asked if he […]


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 […]


STORIES THAT STIR THE SOUL: Talking adoption, foster care and faith with the author of “Bridge to Terabithia” and “The Great Gilly Hopkins”

For many readers, stories written by Katherine Paterson reach deeper into the human heart than those of any other author.   At first glance, her books like Bridge to Terabithia seem to be simple children’s literature. Yet they take us spelunking into experiences that we all share as humans, but often fear to express – from […]


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