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Rumblings of Deep Change in Guatemala

Last Thursday night, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake sent shockwaves from the ocean floor off Mexico’s southern coast. Harm was significant in southern Mexico. Even in Guatemala City where I was, tall buildings swayed like trees in a storm. But a very different kind of rumbling came the next two days, with potential to leave an […]


Guatemalan Christians Blazing a Trail

One frequent expression of our deepest prayer at CAFO is this: the local church in every nation known as the primary answer for the orphans of that place. That vision may seem far on the horizon. But what I saw last week in Guatemala reminded that it’s possible. More than 400 Christians from across the […]


Guatemalans Forming Alianza Christiano por el Huerfano

Guest Post from Mike Douris, President of Orphan Outreach and CAFO Board Member This summer, Christian leaders in Guatemala held the country’s first Orphan Summit.  Their desire:  to help Guatemala’s Christian community better understand and act on behalf of Guatemala’s orphans.  Just as much, they desired to link together those already serving orphans in Guatemala […]


Orphan Sunday in Guatemala, A Movement in Ukraine

Although this blog often notes how robustly God is stirring hearts for adoption and orphan care among American churches, this phenomenon isn’t bound by U.S. borders.  From Eastern Europe to Africa, expressions of a renewed awareness of the biblical call to “defend the fatherless” are taking light in the local church. One of the most […]