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You do not need to know an orphan personally to change the life of an orphan for the better.

We all know this.

We live in a day when it’s never been easier to help someone who lives on the other side of the world—even if that someone is an orphan.

Well, believe it or not, it’s even gotten easier.

As you know, Together for Adoption’s national conference is coming to Greenville this October 17-18.

But before I go on about this year’s conference…

Don’t let the word ‘adoption‘ in the name Together for Adoption fool you. T4A isn’t mainly about adopting children (or even primarily about that). In Together for Adoption, adoption is mainly about God’s cosmic work of Adoption (Romans 8:23).

Biblically, adoption isn’t even mainly about our entrance into the family of God, as great and as wonderful as that is. In Paul’s thinking, adoption is mainly about our participation in the grand Story of Redemption. When God adopts us, He’s written us into the greatest unfolding Story of human history ever toldthe Story that involves nothing less than the future renewal of all creation.

So…when we in the evangelical orphan care and adoption movement work to alleviate an orphan’s suffering—when we obey James 1:27 —we provide this very day a foretaste of God’s future work of the renewal of all creation. We provide the watching world a foretaste of the great day when creation “will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:21).

This understanding of the relationship between God’s work of adoption and our care for orphans is extremely important, as it transforms not only the way we think about orphan care but also the way we practice it.

Will you join us for this year’s national conference? As explained above, this is our primary objective for conference 2014.

Learn More About Conference 2014.


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