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Spotlight on Ukraine

by David Hennessey, CAFO Director of Global Movements CAFO’s Global Movements Initiative strives to see the local indigenous church rise as the primary answer to the global orphan crisis.  In countries around the world, God is gathering churches, indigenous NGO’s, and local believers to work together towards adoption, fostering, and caring for orphans. A shining […]


An Interview with David Hennessey, CAFO’s Director for Global Movements

The Christian Alliance for Orphans yearns to see the local church in every nation known as the primary answer to the orphans in their midst. Central to the work ahead is uniting the entire CAFO membership to help stimulate and serve locally-led adoption and orphan care movements around the globe.  Below is a newly-released interview with […]


Short Term Missions: Life-Transforming Service OR Harmful Waste?

The current Christianity Today carries an excellent forum-article arguing the potential benefits and hazards of short terms missions.  Below are the opening section of the three articles.  I’d encourage you to read through the three one-page articles, each of which carries important observations, HERE.   ABANDON PROJECTS by Brian Howell Churches should not abandon travel, […]


Critique of Christian Adoption and Orphan Care

An individual with strong criticism for the Christian orphan care movement, David Smolin, oversaw creation of the current Journal of Christian Legal Thought.  The Journal’s editor describes it as an opportunity to air and engage “dissenting opinions.” I was excited at the prospect of a forum for engaging many of the deep and complex questions that […]


Summit VIII Recordings Now Available!

We’re excited to announce that Summit workshops and plenary sessions are now available.  Both audio downloads and CDs are available for all sessions, and video DVD is also available for plenary sessions.  See and access all of this incredible content HERE today! We’re thankful to Convention Media Solutions for making this all available at a […]


Kay Warren Video on Summit VIII!

Kay Warren today released a great video invitation to Summit VIII.  We’re so very thankful for Kay, Pastor Rick, Elizabeth Styffe, Lynn Young, Carol Cooper and the whole Saddleback team — especially now in the final week as they prepare for the monumental task of serving as host church for Summit VIII!