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January 13, 2017

3 Upcoming Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

A new year means exciting new conferences. Here are 3 you should put on your calendar for 2017. 1. Refresh Conference.  Refresh is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for God’s orphaned and vulnerable children. We understand first-hand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Refresh Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired. Dates and Location: Redmond, Washington – March 3-4, 2017 (with pre-conference workshops on March 2, 2017) To register, click here. 2. Empowered to Connect Conference. Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to … Continue reading

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August 26, 2016

Orphan Sunday: 5 Ways You Can Make a Difference

November 13, 2016. Christians around the world will observe Orphan Sunday and will stand in solidarity for the vulnerable. Many churches will highlight James 1:27 and renew their commitment to visit orphans in their affliction. Whether you are a church member or a member of church staff, you have an opportunity to join believers in standing for the orphan on this important day. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: 1. PRAY. Ask God to direct your church leadership as they decide how to care for vulnerable children and families. Pray for Christians to reflect God’s love at home and abroad. Pray for the needs of the fatherless. 2. PLAN. November will be here before we know it. We’ve got resources to help you communicate with church leadership, and we can wholehearted recommend the tools offered by Christian Alliance for Orphans as well. Regardless of what you choose to do, start planning now so November … Continue reading

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September 22, 2014

Starting Conversations About Orphans

Are you having trouble communicating why you have chosen to walk the adoption journey? Or maybe you have tried time and time again to get your church to start an adoption or orphan care ministry, and it just hasn’t clicked yet. How do you start and kindly facilitate a conversation that shows God’s heart for the orphan and our response as the church? Host a Coffee Conversation. Coffee shops tend to create an environment where people connect through conversations over a warm cup of joe or a refreshing iced latte. Recreate this atmosphere by hosting an intentional Coffee Conversation with your church, Sunday school class or small group. Maybe it’s a one-on-one meeting with your pastor at a local coffee shop or maybe it’s an event with small group.  Use this kit to help you share about the needs and opportunities to care for orphans with provided discussion questions and scripture … Continue reading

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March 26, 2014

Pray for an IMPACT {CAFO2014}

 This post is part of a month long blog series, Pray for CAFO2014. To read previous post, click here. Thank you so much for praying along with us this month as we look forward to the CAFO2014 conference.  This week will you join us in praying for the impact this conference hopes to have around the world, for lives to become fully engaged in defending the cause of the orphan beside our Father God? Join us this week in praying… Pray for prayer warriors. Father, we ask that through CAFO2014, you will move people to diligently pray for orphans around the world, knowing YOU are their ultimate Provider and Defender. Pray for rescuers. With the messages shared at CAFO2014, we ask that you will help the attendees realize that we have been rescued by You. Give us Your heart to help You rescue those in need. Pray for givers.  We pray that you … Continue reading

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March 24, 2014

Celebrate Life Tour with Cheri Keaggy & Zambia Children’s Choir

We hope that you will join us this spring for the Celebrate Life Concert Tour featuring Cheri Keaggy & Zambia Children’s choir! This concert will be an excellent opportunity for the whole family to hear how they can help care for orphans and vulnerable children.  A Love Offering will be taken during the concert.  100% of the Love Offering will go to caring for orphans and vulnerable children.  No concert costs or administrative costs will be deducted, Lifesong has been blessed with partners that underwrite all US administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners).  That means 100% of your donation received by Lifesong will go directly to the need…helping orphans. For dates, locations, tickets, & more information on tour, visit www.lifesongfororphans.org/celebrate-life. 

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March 5, 2014

3 Ways to Pray for CAFO2014 Presenters

In anticipation of this year’s CAFO2014 Summit, we would like to do something special in honor of this powerful conference. Annually, CAFO2014 hosts thousands of people from all over the country (& the world!), bringing everyone together for one purpose: God’s love for the orphan. Tools, resources, testimonies and opportunities are available and it’s nearly impossible to walk away uninspired. God’s love for the orphan is being poured out into The Church, His People, and it is vitally important that we give this conference TO HIM through prayer, because HE needs to be at the core of each and every inspiration and effort. So, join us this next month as we Pray for CAFO2014 – asking God into these days to further the work of orphan care, adoption and foster care. Today, lift up CAFO2014’s Speakers and Musicians (see featured below) through these three prayers.  Pray for preparation. Lord, be with … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014

6 Upcoming Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss!

Check out some of the upcoming conferences that you will not want to miss this spring! We’re excited to be apart of each and hope to see you there! Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten March 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Cornerstone Christian Academy22017 E. 1200 N. Rd.Downs, IL 61736 **Free Conference! The Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten Conference exists to help people capture the heart of God for the fatherless among us and throughout the world. The conference includes sessions and resources on adoption, foster care, post-placement and orphan care. Our 2014 main sessions will feature Andy Lehman, Vice-President of Lifesong for Orphans, and a concert by His Little Feet Children’s Choir, a choir of orphaned children from around the globe. Learn more about this conference & register at www.connectingheartsconference.com.  Know More Orphans March 7-8, 2014 The Church at Brook Hills3145 Brook Highland ParkwayBirmingham, AL 35242 The Church has always … Continue reading

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