The CAFO Blog

Orphan Sunday Changes The World for Vulnerable Children

Sixteen years ago, the simple idea for an “Orphan Sunday” was born in a small church in Lusaka, Zambia.  Since 2002, it has grown from a local observance within a few churches  to a vision that impacts children’s lives across the globe — with local events taking place in 94 countries this year! What a […]


She Took an X-Ray of the Hearts of the CAFO Board…and This is What We Saw

CAFO’s board met this week in Dallas.  It’s among the finest groups of leaders I’ve ever had the privilege to learn from and work with:  gracious and wise, innovative and insightful, humble and Christ-hearted. Our three new additions this year – Dr. Albert Reyes, Aixa de Lopez and Dr. Jerry Haag – only add to […]


Kale Chips and the Foster Care System

There is a troubling movement afoot at my house, and I’m reaching out to you all for help. My wife, out of her deep love for our family and her desire for us all to live long and happy lives, works hard to introduce us to healthy food.  I genuinely appreciate this. If left to […]


The Power of Promises in Foster Care

“Do you promise?” Three words, that when spoken by a child, cause discomfort to creep into the heart of a parent.   I think when most of us make promises, we intend to keep them. However, there are always lots of mitigating factors that can change things, right?  I mean, yes I plan on taking you […]


The Unleashed Power of an Accidental World-Changer

Earlier this month, a team of 20 people in Germany set up over 600,000 mini-dominoes in an effort break a Guinness Book World Record.  Each domino was about the size of a fingernail and the team had already spent two weeks setting them up. And then, it happened. A single, curious, wandering fly, observing the […]


Smackdowns, Smack Talk, and Prayer for Kids and Families in Foster Care

Fair warning:  You are about to learn more than you ever wanted to know about something you might not care much about.  But I promise, it will be worth it.   Lucha Libre is Mexican professional wrestling.   It has been around since the early 20th century and is characterized by high-speed action, high flying athletic […]


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