The CAFO Blog


CAFO Members Serving in Ebola Impacted Regions

News outlets increasingly bring to light the harsh toll that Ebola is taking on children. The Washington Post this week headlined, “War-Torn Liberia Already Had Too Many Orphans. Then Came Ebola.” It describes: In a country still recovering from 14 years of civil war, Ebola is posing a new threat to children, with challenges never […]

Reports from the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan

Many CAFO member organizations have served long in the Philippines.  The work of some lies outside the path of Typhoon Haiyan.  Others face devastation. We’ve received updates from many of these organization, which you can read below. Please stand with these ministries and the people of the Philippines in prayer as they labor to bring […]

Profs Tackle a Big Question: Can Child Sponsorship Programs Really Make a Difference?

Christianity Today this month covers new, highly-significant research for those who care about vulnerable children. It’s written by Bruce Wydick, a professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. He introduces the article: “What can an ordinary person like me do to help the poor?” When people find out at parties […]

Summit Champions

Summit is always built by more people pitching in than one could easily count: the amazing host church and its staff…. a local volunteer leadership team…the army of day-of event volunteers….100+ world-class workshop instructors…the Summit musicians and keynote speakers…and so many others. It’s a beautiful, and sometimes all-too-rare, picture of Christian ministries and individuals laboring […]

Eastern European Summit

It’s been thrilling to see the growth of a truly locally-led orphan care movement in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.   As we often express, the ultimate desire of CAFO is to see the local church in every nation rise as the primary answer for the orphans in their midst. Today and tomorrow, a tremendous expression […]