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3 Ways Every Church Can Serve Orphans Right Now

Let’s start here. We all agree that the church should play a primary role in caring for the orphan. Unfortunately, the “how to” can get lost in this complex world of foster and global [...]

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God, What Do You Want From Me?

If ever there was a verse that represented God’s heart for the orphan, it is this one. Advocates from every country point to this one verse as the central reason for why they are taking [...]

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Orphans and Nutrition

We all want our children to grow up and be healthy. But, like anything else in this busy world, we can miss many of the subtle signs of malnutrition and unhealthy development in our children as [...]

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I Am #4PatchOurPlanet

“If only 7 percent of the 2 billion Christians in the world would care for a single orphan in distress, there would effectively be no more orphans. If everybody would be willing to simply [...]

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Polluted By the World

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.“- James [...]

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A Plea to Pastors & Church Leaders

Dear Pastor & Church Leaders, I know that orphan care is difficult. I know that foster care is extremely intimidating. I know that you are only human and have limitations. I know that your [...]

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Guilt by Dissociation

It’s hard to imagine how to help 153+ million orphans. It can be such an enormous cause that most of us would rather not even think about it because deep down we believe that we can’t [...]

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Just a stop along the way….

It hit me one day when I was in Argentina. The orphanage was just a stop on the way to somewhere else. I know it’s never intentional. But, we seldom know what more we can do for these kids [...]

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Open Concept

The other night, I was watching one of my favorite shows on HGTV.  It’s called Property Brothers. In this show, twin brothers (one a general contractor, the other a real estate agent) work [...]

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Ukraine Without Orphans Movement

  This is a man I greatly admire. I had the privilege of meeting with him at Starbucks last year as he was passing through the U.S.  Sergey Demedovich is a pastor, adoptive father and orphan [...]