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Archive for October, 2011

Pictures from T4A Phoenix

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 31, 2011

Our 4th annual national conference was this past October 21-22 in Phoenix. We are so very grateful for all that Redemption Church provided for the conference. It was a pleasure to serve with Redemption Church’s staff. They were fantastic. The following pictures were taken by Ted Willis:

Adoption Helps Us Endure Suffering, Part 1

by Dennae Pierre Published Oct 29, 2011

Romans 8 is one of my favorite chapters of the Bible. It is full of robust, practical theology.  By practical theology, I mean that this is one of those Bible passages where we can find relevant truth for almost any issue we encounter in our daily life. It is packed with meaningful truth that intersects […]

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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 […]

adoption around the blogosphere…

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 26, 2011

What are bloggers saying about what God did in Phoenix last weekend at the Together for Adoption Conference? Here are several posts written by non-T4A featured bloggers. When Everything Changes toll for thee Waiting Well Gathered From Afar Tanna Clark My Time, God’s Timing Also, Steve McCoy put together an almost comprehensive listing of post […]

Heart for Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 25, 2011

This excellent video was shown at the conclusion of Darrin Patrick’s sermon at our T4A conference in Phoenix.

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 (phillipglickman.com). Both Eric and Phillip traveled with us to Haiti.

Many of us left the Together for Adoption conference this weekend and went back home encouraged, moved, and changed. What now? Do we go back to life as “normal”? Some of us will start to pursue raising funds to adopt a child, others are beginning classes to become foster parents, and others will be starting […]

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Matthew Anderson provides a very helpful addendum to my T4A conference talk. Read it.

If you are not able to attend T4A 2011 Phoenix October 21-22, let me encourage you to follow our featured live-bloggers. As Noel Piper has written about our live-blogger team, “with so many of us, there’ll be impressions, thoughts, reactions, responses from lots of different perspectives.” There will be a lot of strong encouragement and […]

Every Orphan’s Hope is Jesus Christ

by Jason Kovacs Published Oct 20, 2011

That is how Every Orphans Hope, captures their mission. They describe on their site – “We are called to address the overwhelming impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic first by bringing the life-giving truth of Jesus Christ into the lives of orphans who have lost everything. Once these children know Jesus Christ, the impossible becomes possible. […]

At 69 years of age, Mzee Miriti struggles to care for his three grandchildren by himself. Finding adequate water, food and clothing are daily struggles for this family. Food for the Hungry recognizes the importance of the community members serving and working together to solve their own problems. They are learning that serving others is […]

As a young Filipino’s eyes are opened to biblical principles, he abandons fatalistic beliefs about poverty.Franklin Catapang became a sponsored child when he was 9 years old. Now 20 and about to graduate from college, he boasts, “I had an American sponsor who sponsored me until I finished high school. He always wrote me letters […]

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