As many of you know, I, along with other Leadership Team members, have been privileged to attend the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)Summit for the past 5 years. The very first one we attended was in the Dallas, TX area and it blew us away. Each year the Summit grew in numbers as well as content, relevance, diversity and sophistication. The last one we attended in Nashville earlier this year was no exception. This is a world-class summit with 49 states and over 20 countries in attendance this year. In fact, the summit was sold out in advance for the first time.
Since that first Summit we've dreamed of the day when they would possibly consider Willow Creek as an option to host the summit, and today our dreams (prayers really) came true!
The CAFO 2014 Summit 10 is coming to Chicago and will be hosted by Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. Below is the link to tell them that you plan to attend. You don't need to pay now, but if you pre-register by giving your name and e-mail address, you will get $10 off the registration fee when registration opens. Please prayerfully consider taking advantage of this awesome opportunity to attend the CAFO Summit, especially if you live in the Chicagoland area. http://www.christianalliancefororphans.org/summit10/.
You'll be hearing more about it in the next few months, but in the meantime you can check out the 2012 Summit 9 web site to get an idea of the many things offered. http://www.christianalliancefororphans.org/summit9.
This conference is for adoptive, foster and Safe Families parents, adoption & foster care workers, pastors, orphan advocates, orphan care workers, ministry leaders & their team members, or anyone who is interested in serving vulnerable children.
Join me in thanking God for this wonderful opportunity!