In this episode, we hear from John Sowers, President of The Mentoring Project, as well as an author and speaker. We talk about the effects of fatherlessness on our society and the influence of mentoring on the lives of children.  He is a powerful advocate for the fatherless and redeeming their story through mentoring. Continue reading

In this episode, we hear from Rick Morton, an author and Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Christian Services. Rick shepherds the ministry’s outreach to individual, church, and organizational ministry partners as well as the ministry’s commitment to publishing resources that aid families and churches in discipling orphans and vulnerable children.  We talk through the theology of adoption and the role of the church in orphan care around the world.  Continue reading

In today’s episode, we get to hear from Mick Pease, the founder of Substitute Families for Abandoned Children (http://www.sfac.org.uk/index.php), which is based in Leeds, England, and works worldwide promoting de-institutionalization and assisting in family based initiatives. Continue reading

In this episode, we hear from Craig Greenfield, founder and international director of Alongsiders and author of Subversive Jesus. Craig is living out the upside down nature of the Kingdom of God by living amongst and serving in some of the poorest communities in Cambodia and Canada. Continue reading

In this episode, Ruslan Maliuta, International Facilitator of the World Without Orphans movement shares how an idea became a movement. He is a tireless advocate for the fatherless, devoted to making a world without orphans. What if we could live in a world without orphans?

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In Episode 7, Johnston Moore, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Home Forever, speaks with us about the need for permanency for children in foster care, the role of family preservation, the issues in foster care and assisting children aging out of the system.

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I’m excited for meaningful conversations with people doing amazing things about the interconnectedness of kingdom-building relationships and work around the world.

I’m excited about conversations about how we all can collaborate to alleviate the orphan crisis in real ways.

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I’m excited for conversations about how orphan care is both simple and complex. How it involves relationships just like those in our own homes and neighborhoods. About how when we do it well, it’s messy and long-term. How it is both beautiful and broken. How it will have incredible success and heartbreaking failures. How we can learn and have learned from all of it. Continue reading