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This is one of the videos that was created specifically for our national conference in Phoenix. It is a compelling and powerful story about the Gospel at work in Stewart family’s adoption journey (Michael Stewart is the Founder/Director of Verge Network & Conference and Pastor of Missional Communities at Austin Stone). Video was created by […]

This is one of the videos we showed at our October 21-22 conference in Phoenix. Video was created by Eric Lee (Lead Designer at Squeegee Creative Consulting) and Phillip Glickman ( Both Eric and Phillip traveled with us to Haiti.

This is a God story

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 12, 2010

Mark and Kristen Howerton tell their family’s stories of adoption (Kristen was one of our Featured Bloggers). While in the process of adopting from Haiti, Kristen was in Haiti visiting their son when the earthquake hit. Their story is a God story. Let it be an encouragement to you that although we most often do […]

Below are more pictures from my April 18-22 trip with HORT. These pictures alone provide insight into my statement that “you don’t visit Haiti. Haiti visits you” (Part 1). If you’re game, I’d love to hear in the comment section what you think I mean by that statement. If you think your church might be […]

You Don’t Visit Haiti. Haiti Visits You.

by Dan Cruver Published Apr 23, 2010

I arrived home from Haiti at 1:30am this morning. Below are some of the orphans I had the honor of meeting. One of the major things I learned on this HORT trip is that you don’t visit Haiti. Haiti visits you.

At the Haitian pastors conference (sponsored by HORT) next Wednesday (April 21) Jason Weber (Hope for Orphans) and I are tag-teaming as we present Scripture’s teaching on spiritual adoption and its implications for indigenous orphan care and Haiti’s current restavek system. Please pray for us! Our talk to the Haitian pastors will develop three headings: […]

April 18-22 HORT Trip to Haiti

by Dan Cruver Published Apr 14, 2010

I have the privilege of joining the Haiti Orphan Relief Team (HORT) on their April 18-22 trip to Haiti. HORT is a cooperative effort of U.S. based ministries and disaster response experts that have joined together to respond to Haiti’s orphan crisis. One of the major objectives of HORT is to provide U.S. churches with […]

Two Articles about Haiti’s Orphan Crisis

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 6, 2010

Click on either image below to read the entirety of the article (PDF).

Jedd Medefind, President of Christian Alliance for Orphans, interviewed me on Twitter today about the Haiti Orphan Relief Team (HORT). You can read the full transcript here.

When Christians see the word adoption in Scripture, they tend to think primarily, if not exclusively, about God’s work to bring us into his family. While child-placement is an essential facet of Scripture’s teaching on adoption, it certainly is not the only facet. Scripture’s multifaceted presentation of adoption has serious implications for how the church addresses […]

Adoption agencies all over the country have been inundated with people calling in to inquire about adopting Haitian orphans. As I’ve noted before, the complexities of Haiti’s orphan crisis are enormous, especially when we add the question of adoption to the mix. In light of these complexities, I think it’s safe to say that it […]

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