orphan hope.

Posted on December 8, 2010

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listen. there’s something i want to tell you.

you need to know i’m really, really excited about this.

in february, russ & i will be traveling to nw arkansas for the !deacamp: orphan hope. we’ve been trying to get to !deacamps since they started two years ago in california. our friend charles lee, networker extraordinaire, had this vision of gathering like-minded people together for implementation of ideas through collaboration. the first camp was completely open sourced – everything was streamed via the internet and immediately a network was born.

russ & i were at the first !deacamp through live stream. we met incredible people like chris marlow,Β dawn carter,Β dan portnoy and dave ingland– people who have become like mentors to us during many, many transitions & struggles. i’m being serious when i say this: there is nothing like the camaraderie and community of the ideacamp.

over the past few years, they’ve tackled tough topics: reaching your community, social justice, sex….

in february, the conversation turns towards the least of these as we bend our ears to something that moves and mourns the heart of God. i cannot tell you how excited i am to be a part of this opportunity – to allow a further breaking and understanding to sink deep in my marrow. it’s not enough for me to nod my head in agreement while reading a blog or wipe some tears after watching a video. those are magnificent tools, but it’s time for me to get my hands dirty.

what about you?

Join us for fresh, honest and transformative conversations about Orphan Care & the Church with leading thinkers and practitioners on topics including US & International care, community development, trafficking of orphans, adoption, foster care, child sponsorship, special needs, cross-cultural & religious dynamics to care, and many more.

register here.

follow the conversation here.

join the conversation on twitter here.

see you in february?

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