For the past 6 months my life has been consumed with orphan conference stuff. I love the actual conference and all of the resources that come together to make it happen. I love that God has something for everyone - we have breakouts on orphan care, foster care and adoption. I love that God speaks to everyone. I love that more people every year learn more about the plight of the 163 million orphans. I love that people are encouraged to do something to "make a difference to that one".
While the end result is always so awesome, the days & months leading up to it can at times be daunting. BUT - God gets me through:) This year (as you can see from previous posts) we have been extra busy and gone ALOT which created more challenges. This year we have also filed for a non profit 501 c 3 status so we decided to do a big benefit dinner - guess when - yep - the night before the conference! The advantage was that our keynote speaker for the conference- Tom Davis - was flying in on Friday and could provide a talk at the dinner the night before. While it was alot of work, it all worked out! although next year, we need a corporate sponsor for the dinner:) The first picture in this album is a painting that i LOVED so much that was up for silent auction.
Our organization does more than a conference. Feel free to check out our website: www.heartforthefatherless.org to learn more about orphan care, foster care & adoption. We have support groups for moms & dads, family gatherings 4 times a year and much more!