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Archive for October, 2010

Adoption Conferences on the East Coast

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 23, 2010

Two great conferences are being held on November 5-6, one in the Southeast and the other in the Northeast. My only disappointment is that I cannot attend both of them. If you live on the East Coast, let me encourage you to attend one of these adoption conferences. Adopted4Ever Conference – Ormond Beach, Florida Speakers: […]

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Conferences, Events

Curriculum for a Student Retreat

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 21, 2010

If you are looking for a curriculum that will help equip and mobilize high school students to care for orphans, JP Sibley (Pastor of Student Ministries at Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Travelers Rest, SC) created a curriculum called Who’s Your Daddy? that he used for a recent student retreat. JP was kind enough to allow […]

The Good News of Adoptive Sonship

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 20, 2010

An important biblical theme often overlooked by Christians is the sonship of Israel. When we hear the expression, son of God, we immediately think of Jesus (as we should), but we forget that the first son of God mentioned in Scripture is the nation of Israel. Through the correspondence of two of Israel’s privileges listed […]

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Orphan Care, Jesus and Orland Park Church

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 15, 2010

I have the privilege of preaching near Chicago this Sunday at Orland Park Church. My topic? “Orphan Care, Jesus and Making a Difference.” Please pray for me as I participate in Orland Park Church’s 2nd annual Orphan Sunday & Luncheon. It’s always a great honor for me to spend time in churches that are actively […]

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Do orphans need “saving”?

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 14, 2010

Kristen Howerton blogs about this question: Do orphans need ‘saving”? Here’s an excerpt: I’ve seen 30 children sleeping head-to-toe in a hot room in India.  I’ve seen orphaned kids in Zimbabwe go from home to home hoping that someone would have some extra food.  I’ve seen kids rocking themselves to sleep with a distant stare because […]

Zach Nielsen on Conference 2010

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 13, 2010

Zach Nielsen, a member of the Featured Bloggers Team for our conference in Austin, did an amazing job at putting together a series of blog posts that provides a front row seat at the conference even if you weren’t able to attend. Thanks, Zach! General Session Summaries Session One: A Lifelong Love: Keeping the Gospel […]

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 […]

Upcoming Book: Reclaiming Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 11, 2010

Cruciform Press will be releasing our first book on January 1, 2011. Reclaiming Adoption: From Fear and Doubt to Trust and Mission will include contributions from John Piper, Scotty Smith, Rick Phillips, Jason Kovacs and myself. Please pray for us as we complete this project.

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Resources, Theology

Opportunities to Come Together for Orphans

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 8, 2010

It was a week ago today that over 1000 people gathered together for adoption—for an in-depth consideration of our adoption in Christ and its implications for the church’s engagement in the global orphan crisis. Last week’s gathering together for the sake of the orphan is a microcosm of what is happening all across the U.S. […]

Isaiah’s Story

by Jason Kovacs Published Oct 4, 2010

Many of you have asked about this video we showed during Saturday’s general session. Here is Isaiah’s Story:

Haiti: We Have Not Forgotten

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 4, 2010

Marie Scott took a post-earthquake picture that I took in Haiti and turned it into a wonderful painting called “Haiti: We Have Not Forgotten.” We are so grateful to God and to Marie for the funds that were raised for Haiti’s orphans. Check out her blog posts about the painting process by clicking on the […]

Conference Livestream

by Jason Kovacs Published Oct 2, 2010

See Conference Schedule (CDT).

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