CAFO Summit 2017 – Justice and the Inner Life

This year’s Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit Conference (CAFO) in Nashville, TN, was a powerhouse of tools for caregivers and those working in ministry. The theme “JUSTICE AND THE INNER LIFE”was a stark reminder that we will have little left to give unless we are intentionally cultivating a spiritual depth from which we can continue to draw strength.

 

Jedd Medefind, President of CAFO, said, “There is something worse than quitting our ministry. It is when we keep doing it, but have lost our love.”

 

Do you find yourself in that place today? Have you exhausted your resources? Are you feeling discouraged and empty instead of enthused and fulfilled? At times, all of us will have days when our service, our hard work, our best efforts seem to do so little.

 

This is a simple, quiet reminder to refresh your passion for the most vulnerable. Cultivate your soul. Go back to the source, and find a strength there that is far greater than yourself.

 

Individuals, families and churches from over 30 countries, representing more than 150 organizations working around the world in orphan care, came together at CAFO, went back to the source, and were refreshed by a resounding and deeply encouraging weekend.

 

In the light of this powerful weekend, and the work still to be done, would you pray with us for several needs post-conference? Please pray for:  

  • Conversations LSM Staff will have with attendees from the conference over the next few weeks. Please specifically pray for a desire growing in the hearts of many to go deeper alongside LSM in ministry and in care of the world’s most vulnerable children.
  • Leaders in the orphan care movement to keep their eyes focused on Jesus and continue to serve out of a greater love!

 

Find more resources and thoughts from the CAFO Summit HERE.

To become a Prayer Partner, and to submit your own prayer to the Prayer Team so we can lift you up over the coming months, CLICK HERE.

 

5 Resources to Fuel Your Passion for the Fatherless

Is God calling you into a greater personal commitment to care for orphans? Being well-supported in your ministry will encourage, strengthen and equip you for the day-to-day journey.

 

Here are five organizations producing great content and resources that can help:  

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