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Glimpses of a Church Rising for the Fatherless–the Philippines

One way to express the heartbeat of the CAFO community is this:  that the local church in every nation become the primary answer for the needs of orphans in their midst. Within the U.S., that’s especially things like foster care, mentoring, and foster-to-adopt…as well as humbly offering whatever support we can to ministries that work […]


Prayer for the DRC and Orphan Sunday Coordinator Pastor Gilbert

Pastor Gilbert from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) became the DRC’s first Orphan Sunday coordinator this year.  He worked with joy to grow locally-rooted efforts to care for the country’s orphans in his church and throughout the region. But the latest flair-up in the DRC’s long-running civil war is now engulfing the city where […]


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 […]


A Man Called Peter…in Zambia

In many parts of the world it seems that many Christian men have left “the cause of the fatherless” mostly to the women. There are many reasons for this, I think.  Sometimes, men view everything associated with children as women’s work—failing to see the vital role they can play in example, provision, discipline, protection, training, and […]


Un-Marketed Generosity

Almost daily I get to see an organization or individual sacrificing in ways that few others will ever see.   As we like to say at CAFO, these folks “leave their logos and egos at the door.”  They pour into a big vision that is centered on God and love for orphans….and don’t worry much whether […]