Presence and Priority
I learned a hard lesson this week. My wife signed our kids up for swim lessons, the traditional summer activity that most kids really embrace. We knew it was much needed since we now live in Florida and love to frequent the pool and the ocean. There is water everywhere here, including the canal with […]
What does the Bible say about caring for the fatherless?
It’s an important question. One that needs to be explored. Let’s start with an excellent message from one of our church partners, The Chapel in Buffalo, NY, that will bring great clarity on the subject. This message is from Father’s Day 2012 when Patch Our Planet joined with The Chapel to launch the Every […]
Upshot – The final result; the outcome. When working with a church as to what “long term, strategic orphan care” looks like, it is important to define the final result, the win, the upshot. What are we aiming for? Upshot is just another term for “result” – A result is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or […]
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 advocate from Ukraine. He helped start a movement called “Ukraine Without Orphans” which has spread into Russia and is […]