The CAFO Blog

5 Big Takeaways from CAFO2017

CAFO2017 was unforgettable.  As we’re hearing from so many people now back “on mission” across the US and around the world, five big themes keep popping up.  They struck a deep chord in many hearts.  I pray they’ll continue to shape us all over the year ahead. 1) God uses brokenness to create beauty. “Dust […]


WWO Global Forum (and great short video!)

The World Without Orphans Global Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand this past week was nothing short of marvelous. It stands as yet another poignant emblem of the global re-awakening of the Church into the role that Christians at their best have always played on behalf of orphans. The 450+ attendees represented nearly all of the […]


 Moving Photos from Nepal that Reveal Much

When Westerners view the wider world through their TVs and computer screens, they often see little more than images of need. It’s civil war and tsunami, poverty and famine. (The notable exceptions to this tend to be images of natural beauty.)  Perhaps that’s unavoidable. Sensationalism and struggle are always far more likely to be recounted […]


Seven Major Trends in the Orphan Care Movement 2015

2015 has been yet another vibrant, dynamic year for the Christian orphan care movement.  Fresh growth and fresh challenges. Stubborn dilemmas and stubborn perseverance. Wise veterans and new voices. And amidst it all, the intertwining of great hurt and great beauty, woven together in ways rarely seen in any other realm. What major trends have […]


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 […]


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! […]


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