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Archive for January, 2010

Haiti Orphan Relief Team

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 30, 2010

As part of our Church-Centered Haiti Orphan Care Initiative, we are working very closely with The Haiti Orphan Relief Team (HORT). HORT is a cooperative effort of disaster response experts and U.S. based ministries that have unified to respond to the orphan crisis in Haiti. The team will deploy to Haiti for a two week […]

Together for Haiti: Cité Lespwa

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 29, 2010

If the people of Haiti had to sleep on the ground, so would she. Britney Winn, a 2009 graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, was in Haiti serving at an orphanage when the earthquake hit.  After being evacuated the next weekend and sleeping 12 hours in the shelter and comfort of her own home, Britney woke […]

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 […]

Life as a Pre-Quake Orphan in Haiti

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 27, 2010

I just discovered the trailer to the documentary “Strange Things.” If the trailer is representative of the documentary, the film will provide a moving inside look at what life was like for Haiti’s pre-quake orphans. Let me encourage you to watch the trailer and then pray for Haiti’s orphans once it’s over. From the website: […]

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Associated Press: The smallest survivors of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake are growing into one of the biggest problems in its aftermath. Many of the countless thousands of children scattered among Port-au-Prince’s makeshift camps of homeless have nobody to care for them, aid workers say, leaving them without protection against disease, child predators and other risks. “They are […]

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 […]

Remember Mongolia’s Orphans

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 25, 2010

On January 4th I listed what I’m asking God to do in the church in 2010 for the sake of the orphan. Since the orphan crisis is a global crisis and Christ’s Church is a global Church, I thought it would be helpful to do a series of prayer-posts that focus on the orphan crisis […]

Pray. Give. Advocate. Prepare.

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 22, 2010

The goal of the Church-Centered Haitian Orphan Care Initiative is to mobilize the U.S. church to be the hands and feet of the Haitian church to care for its orphaned and vulnerable children. As we continue to assess the situation in Haiti and explore opportunities of strategic partnerships that will most effectively serve Haiti’s children, […]

Since the earthquake in Haiti, my inbox has been inundated with emails requesting information about the process for adopting Haitian orphans. It’s been amazing to see God’s people rising up in response to Haiti’s crisis of orphaned and vulnerable children. As we all well know, it is a crisis to which we as Christians must […]

Children’s Hunger Fund – Haiti

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 21, 2010

Click on the image above to learn about Children’s Hunger Fund’s Haiti Emergency Response.

The Gospel Does What Media Coverage Can’t

by Dan Cruver Published Jan 20, 2010

I’m grateful for the media’s coverage of Haiti’s crisis. It confronts me with graphic images of human suffering. Where I live, life is simple and safe. I have more than enough to eat each day and a comfortable place to sleep each night. Compared to most everybody else in the world, my life is very […]

The team at Hope for Orphans launched a blog today. Their first post considers the question of adoption in light of the crisis in Haiti. It’s a very helpful and thoughtful post.

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