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Reflections After 3 Weeks in Africa

I just returned from almost 3 weeks in Africa, working with church and ministry leaders from 16 African nations at 3 events in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa (you can see video reports from each of these events in earlier blog posts). Of course, once an experience like this is over, we have the opportunity […]


Southern Africa Orphan Summit: Heartache and Hope

When we enter the “fields of the fatherless” with open hearts, we so often encounter the world at it’s most broken and most beautiful simultaneously. I felt that afresh this week in South Africa at the Southern Africa Orphan Summit – led by African Christians and co-hosted by CAFO. As the Summit opened, we received […]


Video Blog from Southern Africa Orphan Summit

From Johannesburg, South Africa, David Hennessey, Jedd Medefind and Pastor Billiance Chondwe share a brief update after the Southern Africa Orphan Summit. Just held this week in Pretoria, S.A., the SAOS saw just over 200 delegates from over 15 African nations come together to inspire the local African church to rise on behalf of orphans! […]


Six Ways Singles Can Help Orphans

CT carries a great article on Six Ways Singles Can Help Orphans. It articulates clearly (and practically!) a central truth that CAFO always seeks to champion. Not every Christian is called to adopt or foster or mentor. But every Christian community is called to live out the pure religion that “looks after orphans and widows […]


Five Big Things that Change When a Church Embraces Orphans and Foster Youth

The Willow Creek Association Blog today carries a post on what changes when a church starts to engage for orphans and foster youth.  Here’s how it starts: Flood.  Ice.  Fire.  They can alter a landscape profoundly.   That kind of change happens, too, when a church community begins to mirror God’s love for orphans. Adoption.  Foster […]


Empowering Leaders in Africa

This summer, CAFO is partnering with emerging orphan care movements in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa to help equip and serve alongside local leaders in Africa as they grow orphan care movements in their countries. Leadership Forums in each of these locations will serve as a gathering point for key influencers from the region, providing […]