Movement Voices

Hear what others are saying about the Christian orphan care movement

"Orphan care is not an act of charity."
RUSSELL MOORE
"Foster care and adoption amplifies our witness to the world outside our walls."
SANDRA STANLEY
"I’m seeing local churches waking to orphan care and adoption in ways we never did in the past."
MALEN PAPADOPOULOS, PHILIPPINES
It is spreading here, powerfully. African churches and African families are saying, “We will welcome these children God loves so much!"
GEORGE NDHAWA, KENYA
"We’re serious about this, we’re not going to back down until every orphan is cared for."
FRANCIS CHAN, AUTHOR & SPEAKER
"We get the extraordinary opportunity to be a tiny little part of their story and that’s powerful."
SANDRA STANLEY
"What we've seen this year is amazing. God's people rising as His answer for orphans & vulnerable children."
CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS

CAFO Summit

Hear what others are saying about the Christian Alliance for Orphans annual Summit

"We’ve seen God do this before, you get two or more gathered in His name and He shows up in a powerful way"
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN
"We often talk about joining the cause, but we can’t accept this invitation without remembering that He said that it will cost us."
PETER DESOTO
"Amazing couple days at [CAFO] Orphan Summit. Leaving with full heart and exploding mind."
DAVE ANDERSON, LYDIA HOMES
"So far [at CAFO Summit] we have met people from: USA, Romania, Mexico, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Switzerland & Ukraine! #unity"
TAMI KROMER, CAFO SUMMIT ATTENDEE
"Full of lasting conversations with people from around the world praising God for being our Father."
LONG HOLLOW, CAFO2015 HOST CHURCH
"Jesus’ church cannot do its job well in this broken world unless we learn to cry."
ARTURO BARRIENTOS, COSTA RICAN PASTOR
"It's more blessed to give than receive. You start taking on the characteristics of God, who cares about the fatherless."
FRANCIS CHAN

Foster Movement

Hear what others are saying about the National Foster Care Initiative

We asked foster care leaders "who inspires you?"
CAFO NATIONAL FOSTER CARE INITIATIVE
"We burned the house down. But I realized that my mom and pop loved me when we went to Walmart..."
DIEGO FULLER & BISHOP BLAKE

Global Movements

Hear what others are saying about the Global Movements Initiative

"The most exciting thing I've seen is that God has put a burden in people's heart. And they have the urgency of making it happen."
GEORGE NDHAWA, KENYA
"What I'd like to see God doing globally, is for the church to be known as the most hospitable, gracious community on the planet."
KRISH KANDIAH, EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE UK

Orphan Sunday

Hear what others are saying about Orphan Sunday

"I asked my family if I could foster and mentor these kids. They asked me, "Are you sure?" I told them, "Let's try!"
GLEN ECLARINO
"It's pretty exciting to see what God is doing...Orphan Sunday is our biggest Sunday attendance!"
CLAY & TAMI, EMMAUS CHURCH
"We opened up a new reality and empathy grew [within our family] without us saying anything."
AIXA LOPEZ
"It's such a blessing to have this one day a year where we really focus...and spread the idea of (Orphan Sunday.)"
SIERRA, BAIR FOUNDATION
"When I see and hear what God is doing through Orphan Sunday in other nations, I just think this is a miracle."
PASTOR BILLY CHONDWE
"We realized, what we do with Heartwork is kind of like Orphan Sunday everyday for teenagers."
NIKI PARKS, HEARTWORK

OVC Research & Best Practice

Hear what others are saying about the OVC Research & Best Practice Initiative

“If we’re going to be excellent for how we serve the orphaned child internationally, we have to understanding everything, we cannot assume."
TODD GUCKENBERGER, BACK2BACK
"The Symposium gave me a much broader idea of the kinds of activities that are going on for vulnerable children."
BOB MCCALL, PROFESSOR
MIKE DOURIS, ORPHAN OUTREACH
DELIA POP, HOPE & HOMES FOR CHILDREN
RYAN KEITH, FORGOTTEN VOICES

Join the 4th annual OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium

May 3 | Nashville, TN