We were also recently blessed to be part of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Annual Summit at Brentwood Baptist Church. We got to meet people from different walks of life and areas of ministry, all with a heart for reaching children in need. There were over 75 different ministries that exhibited (including HopeHouse) and attendees from all 50 states and more than 25 countries. We were a part of the largest orphan-related church gathering in the history of mankind. We talked and talked and talked about what God is doing to rescue orphans through HopeHouse International® until our voices were gone.
Then, Co-Founder & President Deneen and I got in a minivan and drove to quaint little Baskin, Louisiana. We had a great meeting with our Orphanage Missions Cruise Team that will be leaving for Ukraine on July 3, and the following night we attended their silent auction fundraiser for humanitarian relief items. Deneen spoke about the desperate need of orphans, the mission of HopeHouse International®, and our upcoming trip. There were videos, music, and lots of fried catfish. That single evening raised more than $12,000 for the trip to include relief aid for the 1,500 orphans we will serve!!
When I think about all of the people I’ve met recently, all of the people who give so generously of their finances, their time, and their energy, all the good folks who see a need and jump to meet it, I can’t help but be slightly in awe.
I’m in awe of God’s heart—that he truly cares for the least of the least of us—and I’m in awe that he’s been moving in the hearts of his children all around the world, that we might see what he sees and love as he loves.