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Archive for February, 2009

Mission Trip Applications due March 9th

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 28, 2009

Applications for our Orphans Refuge mission trip to Ethiopia are due Monday, March 9th.

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From Shaohannah’s Hope’s website: Shaohannah’s Hope is proud to be nearing completion of this exciting project that will provide love and care for orphans throughout China who are in desperate need of surgeries and special medical attention. Located in Luoyang, which is in the Henan province and has a population of around 6 million people, […]

Thinking Biblically About Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 25, 2009

Russell Moore, general session speaker for both the upcoming Summit V and Together for Adoption conferences, answers the question, “When did you first begin to think theologically about adoption?” Note: This video was originally used in preparation for our November 1, 2008 Together for Adoption conference.

What a Stupendous Wonder Adoption Is!

by Jason Kovacs Published Feb 24, 2009

“From being a child of the devil to becoming a child of God, from being a child of wrath to becoming an object of God’s favor, from being a child of condemnation to becoming an heir of all the promises and a possessor of all blessings, and to be exalted from the greatest misery to […]

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From Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s website: Youth Ministry Restaurant Night | A benefit dinner for Uganda orphans on Saturday, March 7 at 7 & 9 PM at Redeemer offices. Inspired by NYC “Restaurant Week,” Redeemer Youth Ministry will host “Redeemer Restaurant Night” on Saturday, March 7, 2009. All proceeds raised from this event will go towards […]

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Adopted for Life

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 20, 2009

Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice-President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has a new book coming out May 31st entitled Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. He was kind enough to send me an advanced copy and ask me to […]

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Resources, Theology

New Documentary: as we forgive

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 19, 2009

Just discovered this new documentary entitled, “as we forgive: can mercy restore what genocide destroyed?” Watch the 2 minute trailer by clicking on the image above. The closing line is powerful. Note: Rwanda has one of the highest percentages of orphans in the world. SYNOPSIS Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? This […]

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Adoption and the City

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 18, 2009

Jason Kovacs writes: When we think about seeking the “welfare of our city” there is much we can do. The needs are many. Amidst it all, the need of caring for the orphans of the city is great. In any given metropolis in America there are literally hundreds of children that have no family and […]

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Orphans Refuge is now on Twitter

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 16, 2009

Orphans Refuge, the mission trip arm of Together for Adoption, is now on Twitter. Follow Orphans Refuge’s tweets for updates about our upcoming mission trip to Ethiopia and for brief thoughts about orphan care and social justice.

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“In caring for orphans and widows, Christians should work for justice on the international scene at both the ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ levels. We should help in every way open to us to create the kinds of economic and agricultural conditions in which poverty is alleviated. We should also work to help individual children who are […]

Rescue Orphans.

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 13, 2009

From World Orphans: Do you desire to assist the poor and crush poverty? Rescue orphans. Do you wish to combat HIV/AIDS and other heinous diseases? Rescue orphans. Do you hope to prevent pedophiles from abusing young children? Rescue orphans. Do you want to stamp out prostitution? Rescue orphans. Do you yearn for the end of […]

George Whitefield, the Gospel, and Orphans

by Dan Cruver Published Feb 12, 2009

In 1740 George Whitefield was preaching the gospel in Savannah, Georgia.  Almost every time he preached he took up offerings for Georgia’s orphans.  Here’s some of what Whitefield collected in October, 1740:* October 3—Whitefield preached at Portsmouth and took an offering for orphans amounting to 97 pounds (about $16,985 USD today); Later that day he […]

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Quotations, Theology

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