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Get Great Ideas for Your Orphan Sunday from 2011 Favorites

As the 2012 Orphan Sunday campaign officially gets rolling this week, we thought we’d spotlight an assortment of great locally-created events people shared with us last year.  We’ll be sharing a batch a day for the next week.  Feel free to shamelessly copy, adapt and even improve!  Orphan Sunday Events from 2011 “Our church has […]


ECFA Article on the Christian Orphan Care Movement

The current edition of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability’s (ECFA) quarterly publication, Focus on  Nonprofit Accountability, carries an encouraging article on the growing Christian orphan care movement.  It reports: Today, it appears the church is decisively re-earning its reputation as a people who take special care for the orphan. Outside observers, from the Washington […]


Kay Warren Video on Summit VIII!

Kay Warren today released a great video invitation to Summit VIII.  We’re so very thankful for Kay, Pastor Rick, Elizabeth Styffe, Lynn Young, Carol Cooper and the whole Saddleback team — especially now in the final week as they prepare for the monumental task of serving as host church for Summit VIII!  


Encouraging Article on the Alliance, the Movement & Central Valley Roots

The work of the Christian Alliance for Orphans spans the country (and, increasingly, the globe), so Rachel and I have the privilege of choosing where to locate and work.  Three years ago we moved from Washington, DC to the much less metropolitan environs of California’s great Central Valley.   Although we’ve missed our community in DC […]


Orphan Sunday is Upon Us! (And it’s amazing to see what’s happening)

After months of anticipation, Orphan Sunday is upon us!  It’s nothing short of amazing to hear about the countless events planned across the U.S.:  families gathering around “The Orphan’s Table”…small groups watching the “Answer the Cry” DVD and discuss its implications… entire churches rallying on Sunday morning…as well as Heart Gallery showings…concerts…student events…and so much […]