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Mully

The soon-to-release film Mully tells the real-life tale of Charles Mully, an abandoned child of Kenya’s streets turned business magnate. He and his family had come to know all the lavish trappings of success. But in a dramatic turn, Mully senses God calling them away from privilege and power, to give themselves instead to the […]


“Adoption Doesn’t Fix Kids”

Christianity Today online this week carries a heartfelt and insightful article from Kelly Rosati – a VP at Focus on the Family, adoptive mom, and also a good friend: Adoption Doesn’t Fix Kids. Rosati isn’t saying there aren’t countless children and adults whose lives and hearts haven’t been profoundly changed by the love of adoptive […]


What Made The Dropbox’s Pastor Lee What He Is Today?

I’ve talked with a great many people who saw The Dropbox in theaters last week. Without exception, they were deeply moved. Long after the credits rolled, they continue to process it all: the ache of abandoned children, the depth of need, the beauty seen when Christians respond like Pastor Lee and his wife. And perhaps […]


The Story Behind the Dropbox

***NOTE:  Many theaters are adding a special “encore” showing of The Dropbox on Monday, March 16.  You can search for local theaters and buy tickets HERE.*** You’ve probably already heard about the film, The Dropbox, which opens March 3 in theaters across the U.S. It intertwines heartache and beauty, as does any true story of […]


Regional Conferences Reveal…and Fuel…a Growing Movement

For all its benefits, technology just can’t replace the power of in-person gatherings.  As with all of history’s great movements, today’s surge in Christian adoption, foster and orphan care is nourished by conferences large and small.  These events unite allies, spread ideas and training, and energize for action. The annual CAFO Summit–now in it’s 10th […]


Wait No More 2013

As a number of recent news articles have noted, the Christian orphan care movement increasingly includes a robust emphasis on kids in foster care.  (See, for example, Fostering a Family).  This is beautiful.  It’s common to observe one church—and often a single family—that is simultaneously supporting orphan care in Africa, adopting from China and fostering […]