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2012 CAFO Investor Report & Movement Update

Each year, CAFO provides a live online “Investor Report & Movement Update.”   It’s a chance to spotlight key trends and issues in the Christian orphan care movement.  We also explore key 2012 victories and top upcoming priorities of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  This year’s report was especially significant, highlighting many encouraging developments as well […]


A Growing Adoption & Orphan Care Movement in Kenya

CAFO’s Global Movements Initiative seeks to encourage and support locally-led national movements around the world for local adoption and orphan care.  In the east African country of Kenya, God is inspiring believers to overcome the cultural stigma that orphans face by adopting and inviting these children into their homes and churches.  This past August, the […]


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 […]