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One Year & A Completed Vision

Published June 6, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM, News

One year ago today, Zach Bertsch (Cancer Redemption Project) went home to be with Jesus.

(Read the story here.) We have been so blessed to walk with you all over the last few years and see God provide along this bittersweet journey. The Cancer Redemption Project in Cavaillon, Haiti has provided forever families for 72 orphaned and extremely vulnerable children. A church and school for the surrounding area are now the highest point in that village – shining brightly as a remembrance of God’s faithfulness and eternal hope.

Since Zach’s death, his wife Jenny has tirelessly continued the vision to raise the rest of the ongoing support they committed to finding for the Home of Hope families. The office has been full of anticipation over the last several months as we’ve watched funds come in to complete their fundraising goals. God has been faithful!

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School's Out – So what are you going to do?

Published May 30, 2014 – Categories: Business, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM, News

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh

With summer upon us and schools letting out, I’m sure there’s a few moms out there wondering how you’re going keep your kids occupied! If that sounds familiar, keep reading for some surprisingly simple ideas that could have a huge impact on your family.

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Sunday Worship & A Thriving Family

Published May 28, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM

This Home of Hope family is pretty special. They’re full of life, love each other deeply and enjoy singing together. They’re pretty good too!

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Kay's Life is Changed & You Can Be a Part of It

Published May 22, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM

As of this morning, we only need $253/ month yet to “Finish the Vision.” Would you stand with us to provide forever families for 24 vulnerable children in Haiti?

Become an ONGOING PARTNER here.

Becoming a sponsor means that you’re providing a lifelong difference for children just like Kay*. She is a daughter in one of the Cancer Redemption Project Homes that’s been open for about a year. Before she was able to come into the Abba family, Kay lived in pretty desperate circumstances. Kay’s father was a drunk who was abusive. She was beaten a lot and was severely malnourished. All she’d known in life was pain, fear and hunger. At 10 years old, she’d never been to school.

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Finishing a Grand Vision

Published May 20, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM

We’re so close to reaching a monumental goal and we’re looking for YOU to help us “Finish the Vision.” We are so excited for the progress – and look forward to seeing God come through in some incredible ways as we gain the final sponsorship for the last two Homes of Hope at the Cancer Redemption Project.

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Becoming Home

Published May 14, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, LSM, News

“This matchless beauty, this unspeakable pain – all woven together – this is at the root of God’s love for the orphan. It is his invitation to each of us as well.” – Jedd Medefind, from Becoming Home

If you haven’t picked it up yet, Becoming Home is a quick read you won’t want to miss. Jedd Medefind (President of CAFO) wrote it with Barna Group as part of a short series called FRAMES.  FRAMES was created so you can read less and know more on some of the biggest ideas challenging our viewpoints today. And for those who are interested in adoption, foster care and global orphan care – Becoming Home  just might change the way you think about why you do what you do, and encourage your journey!

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Poverty, Orphans & Some Positive News

Published May 8, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Combating Exploitation, LSM

Do you think it’s possible to end poverty in the next 25 years? Do you think you can make a personal impact in that possibility?

Barna Group just released an article that’s well worth the time to read. Check it out here: “Global Poverty is on the Decline, But Almost No One Believes It – Barna Group”

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CAFO Summit 2014

Published May 6, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, LSM, News

Last week, several of our staff and some advocates headed to Chicago for Christian Alliance for Orphan’s 10th Annual Orphan Summit. Nearly 3,000 attendees spanning 26 nations gathered to stand together for vulnerable children. Think about the impact a gathering like that can have!

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Growth at the Ranch

Published April 30, 2014 – Categories: Business, Caring for Orphans, Haiti, LSM

If you’ve heard about our Ranch in Fondfrede, Haiti, you’ll know that there’s some incredible, innovative things happening there. What you might not know at a glance though, is the research and development efforts going into it. Or what it means for an entire generation of children in Haiti. Or what a difference its making in the surrounding communities today.

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At This Very Moment

Published April 25, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, LSM, News

How has your week been? This morning as I glanced through the news headlines I just had to stop and think about life outside of my little sphere.

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