The CAFO Blog


An Open Letter to Social Workers Everywhere

Note:  The second annual National HELP Week for Child Welfare professionals is coming up May 8-15. Visit to learn some easy and practical ways your church can rally around the workers in your community to Honor, Encourage, Love and Pray for them.  Also, be sure to check out our H.E.L.P. Notecards specifically created to […]

The Power of Tools and Why You Need Them in Foster Care Advocacy

This morning one of my daughters told me that she wanted to climb Mt. Everest someday. When I asked her why, she said, “Because I like to make snowmen.” Sometimes we make things harder than we need to. I remember one time in particular I was hanging a large cabinet in our laundry room by […]

Glimpses of Heaven and God’s Amazing Love at CAFO’s Summit

Today we have a guest blog post from Debbie Croft, whose first experience of the CAFO Summit came last year… I’d never been surrounded by such international flavor, wrapped in Kingdom purpose and love, until last May. I had flown from California to Tennessee, to attend CAFO’s Summit for the first time. Representatives of every […]

A 105-Year-Old Woman on a Baseball Field and Other Things That Might Surprise You

This week marked the opening of the Major League Baseball season. Easily the best baseball story of the week comes from Texas where 105-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan got up from her wheel chair to throw out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers game. As you might expect, the crowd went wild. Obviously, Elizabeth Sullivan has […]

How to Help People in Your Church Find Their Fit in Foster Care

I started playing the trumpet in the 5th grade. I probably started playing for some of the same reasons any 5th grade boy would choose the trumpet: It is louder than the other instruments. Playing the trumpet provided an outlet for engaging in sanctioned obnoxiousness. We as trumpet players always took special pride in knowing […]

Dandelions and Other Beautiful Interruptions

I once heard a speaker whose goal with his lawn was to collect as many different kinds of weeds as possible. In fact, he knew the names of all of the varieties in his yard. He was very excited about the whole thing (I did wonder how his neighbors felt).   Some people collect baseball cards. […]