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Archive for May, 2010

Missional Communities and Orphan Care

by Dan Cruver Published May 31, 2010

One of our hopes for the Together for Adoption National Conference in Austin is to begin serious, Spirit-led dialogue about how to intentionally and strategically unite the church’s missional engagement in the world, both locally and globally, with its privilege and responsibility to care for orphans. How can the church be what it is to […]

Important Information: When registering online for the conference, you will have the opportunity to choose the breakout sessions of an entire track (For example, you could chose all four sessions offered in Track #1 “Your Church and the Orphan”) or create your own customized breakout track by mixing-and-matching sessions according to when they are offered. For example, you could customize […]

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Our 50 Year Vision

by Dan Cruver Published May 28, 2010

What is Together for Adoption’s vision for the next 50 years? Over the past several years God has been doing a significant work to bring the gospel back to its rightful place of centrality within the church. More and more Christians in general and pastors in particular are seeing the gospel, not as secondary to […]

Yesterday, a prominent blogger announced that we had opened our conference registration. He also mentioned a couple of our general session speakers. We are always grateful when bloggers help us spread the word, but the reason I mention his announcement is because of a question that was asked in the comment section of that post. […]

Registration is now open for our October 1-2 Together for Adoption National Conference in Austin, Texas! The first 100 registrants will be entered into a drawing to receive copies of Hello I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Fatherhood by Ted Kluck (Breakout Speaker) and The Monkey and the Fish: Liquid Leadership for a Third-Culture Church […]

Construction of New T4A Website Today

by Dan Cruver Published May 25, 2010

Just wanted to inform our readers that we are working on the new T4A website today. Our plan is to have the process completed tomorrow. But for the next 24-48 hours things may look a bit odd from time to time. Thanks for understanding! We are very excited about the new T4A website! Note: Conference […]

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How is the church to address the global orphan crisis over the long-haul when the magnitude, intensity, and unremittingness of its suffering is unfathomable? How can the church continue to move forward without being paralyzed into inaction or defeated by our own exhaustion? T.F. Torrance provides a profound answer to these two questions by pointing […]

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How BBC is Caring for Orphans in Haiti

by Dan Cruver Published May 21, 2010

Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC) is participating in World Orphans‘  church-to-church Orphan and Vulnerable Child (OVC) Program. I had the privilege of meeting the pastor of the Haitian church with which BBC is partnering. John and Noel Piper are visiting this church next week. From BBC’s Global Diaconate blog: Following the devastation of the January 2010 earthquakes […]

Excellent CBN Story on Summit VI

by Dan Cruver Published May 21, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed the Summit VI interviews in this CBN story on evangelicalism’s growing adoption movement. Lisa Harding’s comments at the end are especially powerful. HT: Christian Alliance for Orphans

Watch the video and then read the explanation that follows it. When Jason Weber and I went to Haiti this past April, we did not expect to have an opportunity to share the gospel with an adult. To be transparent, it wasn’t even really on my radar. Our focus for the trip was to come […]

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Registration Opens Soon!

by Dan Cruver Published May 17, 2010

[Click on the image above to see the full-size version] Registration will open within the next week (as well as T4A’s new website)! Stay tuned. Conference Schedule 6 General Sessions / 5 Breakout Sessions Friday, October 1, 2010 7:45AM – 8:40AM Registration / Check-In / Exhibits and Bookstore Open 8:45AM – 9:15AM    Welcome/ Worship […]

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.

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