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Glimpses of a Growing Movement

Today there are some 150 regional Orphan Sunday coordinators across the U.S., and equal that number in other countries as well.  More churches are getting involved daily, and it is thrilling to see how God continues to grow this simple vision born in a hard-pressed African church. It’s easy to forget how small, new and […]


Slow, Hard Growth…Just as God Intended: Church Orphan Ministry in West Michigan

Jodi Lewis helps lead the orphan ministry at Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  We’ve been friends for years, and I recall hearing weariness in her voice at times.  But she recently expressed a sense of wonder at all that has happened, seeming suddenly, after years of slow growth.  The journey has been hard […]


“Zambia’s Gift to the World” Releases

I couldn’t be more thankful for the remarkable work that God has crafted in the film “Zambia’s Gift to the World.”  After many sleepless nights (in some cases, literally) by the creative team, the film officially released this morning. The film speaks for itself.  I’ll just add that I pray it challenges, provokes and inspires […]


Prayers for Orphan Sunday

As we enter the week of Orphan Sunday, it’s life-giving to see the myriad ways that Orphan Sunday will glimmer around the globe.  From family discussions over the Orphan’s Table to region-wide events, I suspect 2012 will be the most meaningful Orphan Sunday ever.   I’m especially excited about the film Zambia’s Gift to the World, […]


How Do You Write About a Day Like This?

At times today our team could have split the skies with hymns of praise; at other times with weeping.   Indeed, we had much of both. But how do you put a day like that on paper or a blog post? The film Zambia’s Gift to the World will carry many of the images and stories […]


Departing for Zambia

I depart tomorrow for Zambia with a small team of top-caliber film creatives.  (I may need to dust off my beret and neglect shaving if I have any hopes of fitting in). Instead of the TV shows, commercials and world-class photography these Christ-following artists normally produce, they’ve volunteered their time and considerable skills to create […]