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Passion for Orphans Continues to Grow in the Ukrainian Church

It’s been breathtaking to see the way God is stirring hearts in the church in Ukraine for local adoption and orphan care. As previously described, last month more than 500 Ukrainian, Russian and other believers from the region gathered in Kiev, to explore how to continue growing a vision for care for orphans within the […]


Slow, Hard Growth…Just as God Intended: Church Orphan Ministry in West Michigan

Jodi Lewis helps lead the orphan ministry at Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  We’ve been friends for years, and I recall hearing weariness in her voice at times.  But she recently expressed a sense of wonder at all that has happened, seeming suddenly, after years of slow growth.  The journey has been hard […]


Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?

Today’s Capitol Commentary carries a piece I wrote on Russia’s recent ban on adoptions by American parents.  Read the first portion below and the full article HERE… Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What? On one side wait tens of thousands of Russian orphans. I’ve met many of them—big eyes and wounded hearts, with […]


Is Christmas Over? 3-Min Video Blog from Jedd Medefind

Is Christmas really over?  Ponder this question in a 3-minute video blog from CAFO President Jedd Medefind. ALSO:  Seize the matching grant opportunity to double every dollar you invest in CAFO through December 31, 2012!    


Need a Last-Minute Gift? Give Someone You Love Summit!

What’s the perfect gift for an adoptive family…foster parent…orphan advocate…in your life?  Give them an experience they’ll never forget:  Summit 9 on May 2-3, 2013 in Nashville, TN.  For the first time ever, you can purchase Summit Registration as an eGift HERE!


Walter’s Flying Bus—Engaging Hearts & Minds for Kids with Special Needs

Good art engages us in ways words alone never could.  From film to music to painting, truths conveyed with special creativity and beauty sink deeper and last longer.  (See prior reflections on this theme). One emerging way to do this is through the medium of electronic apps and games.  Truth be told, I’m pretty wary […]