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Stone Soup and CAFO2015 Champions

Like everything CAFO does, the CAFO2015 Summit is a lot like the great old children’s story, Stone Soup. In the story, three weary soldiers arrive in a village, seeking food. At first, it appears the villagers have nothing. But when the soldiers place a giant pot in the town square and begin talking up how […]


Lizzy: The Value of a Life

Amidst myriad CAFO2015 Summit details, I can’t help but pause to share a glimpse into what happened last night in Guatemala. A precious little girl died. And yet all that surrounded that death also held such beauty that joy and ache came together – as they so often do when one enters the territory of […]


Orphans and Development: Broad Perspective and Narrow Focus

A recent blog post by the insightful researcher Dr. Bruce Wydick collates and digests some of the best recent research on effective development, ranging from economic opportunity to effective government. I’d highly recommend the collection of papers to orphan care practitioners, advocates and all who care about vulnerable children.  See 12 New Papers for Development […]


What Made The Dropbox’s Pastor Lee What He Is Today?

I’ve talked with a great many people who saw The Dropbox in theaters last week. Without exception, they were deeply moved. Long after the credits rolled, they continue to process it all: the ache of abandoned children, the depth of need, the beauty seen when Christians respond like Pastor Lee and his wife. And perhaps […]


The Story Behind the Dropbox

***NOTE:  Many theaters are adding a special “encore” showing of The Dropbox on Monday, March 16.  You can search for local theaters and buy tickets HERE.*** You’ve probably already heard about the film, The Dropbox, which opens March 3 in theaters across the U.S. It intertwines heartache and beauty, as does any true story of […]