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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 […]


A Moving Short Film: My Friend John

The five-minute film My Friend John gives the firsthand story of two boys, friends on the streets of Kitale, Kenya.   This true tale is all the more powerful for its simplicity. It is understated, yet heavy with both beauty and ache. The film speaks for itself. But I’d like to thank its maker – a […]


New Duke Study on Well-Being of Orphans Shakes Conventional Wisdom…And Confirms It

A significant new study released this week compares the effects of institutional and family-based care on orphaned children. The results sharply question some current assumptions about what’s best for children while also affirming others. I suspect that many people, myself included, will be digging deeper into the study’s details over the months ahead. But after […]


Powerful Words from Kenyans who Grew Up in Institutions

A recent paper created by young adults in Kenyan who grew up in orphanages gives moving windows into the heartache that often defines life after care…and also points to ways to better help those transitioning out of institutions. The report was issued by the Kenya Society of Careleavers as part of a conference for former […]


A Growing Adoption & Orphan Care Movement in Kenya

CAFO’s Global Movements Initiative seeks to encourage and support locally-led national movements around the world for local adoption and orphan care.  In the east African country of Kenya, God is inspiring believers to overcome the cultural stigma that orphans face by adopting and inviting these children into their homes and churches.  This past August, the […]


Shopping and giving at the same time

Beginning today, the Exhibit Hall at Orphan Summit VII will be teeming with people. I expect to see lots squeezed around displays of beads and leatherwork. Purchases will benefit organizations that minister to orphans in various ways. I was thinking that some of you might also like to go shopping for a good cause even if […]