Monday, July 26, 2010

Bethany reports adoption placements are up

A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reports that Bethany Christian Services had a record 10,567 adoption inquiries in the past 6 months.

The article attributes the increased inquiries to the Haiti earthquake, theological movements and also popular conferences, such as Catalyst, Together for Adoption, the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit and Adopting for Life.

Thankful for Bethany and Bill Blacquire's leadership as Bethany helps families adopt orphans from around the world and here in the United States.

Read more here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Why Every Christian Should Care for Orphans

A great post by Tom Davis this morning about Christianity Today's lead article by Dr. Russell Moore. Also mentioned is an article by Jedd Medefind and a list of top 5 books on orphan ministry. I'll echo Tom and say what a privilege it is to work along side men like Jedd Medefind and Russell Moore. Several great conferences coming up - September 10-11, 2010 in Nashville with Show Hope and Dr. Karyn Purvis, October 1-2 - Together For Adoption in Austin, TX and the Mid Atlantic Orphan Summit in Hershey, PA in November. Some great speakers lined up for these conferences including Dr. Karyn Purvis, Jedd, Tom and Dr. Moore!