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Story from New Guinea

My cousin Gavin and his wife Carrie serve with Wycliffe in Papua, New Guinea.   He’s a missionary pilot and, in addition to other responsibilities, she helps lead health initiatives in the region where they live.  AIDS is already a serious issue there, and my sense from what Carrie has shared is that the HIV/AIDS situation […]


Russell Moore: Is the Orphan My Neighbor

Russell Moore has posted a tremendous article on God’s call to care for the fatherless:  its beauty and its costs, and the fears we have in stepping forward to embrace these two elements fully.  Here’s the intro, with a link to the full article below: I will never forget seeing her pull the measuring tape […]


Patheos Blog Gives a Chance to Raise a Voice for Orphans

I had the privilege of doing an interview yesterday with Timothy Dalrymple, the incisive mind behind the Patheos web portal.  Patheos is designed to be something of a free marketplace of thoughts and ideas, particularly surrounding world religions. As best I can tell, it is somewhat akin to the forum Paul entered in Athens on […]


Upcoming Conferences

Two great conferences are coming up for adoption, foster and orphan care advocates in the northeast and in the Texas region.  We’ve already highlighted them in our newsletters, but as the dates approach, it is not yet too late to register. These regional conferences are a tremendous way for adoptive families and other advocates for […]


T4A and Electric People

The Together for Adoption Conference last week in Austin was a rousing success, not only in numbers, but especially in the vibrant spirit of everyone present.  The simple truth is that there is something remarkable about Christians who’ve become passionate about orphans.  They’re electric.  But this is no self-generated electricity, or enthusiasm that is mostly […]


Catalyst Article: Tension, Mercy and Orphans

Our friends at Catalyst gave the Alliance a great opportunity to raise a banner for orphan ministry—and also highlight the opportunity of Orphan Sunday—in an article published this week.  In it, I especially desire to tackle head-on the deeply mistaken perception that churches must choose between orphan ministry and rock-solid commitment to discipleship and the […]