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Equipping the Church to Care for Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 22, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Ministry Updates, Parenting

By: Haley Hisle Those who provide care within a school and church setting spend a lot of time with children and adolescents and can have a profound influence. These people volunteer in many different roles to help look after children while a parent is in a small group or church service. Heather Sewell, Ministry Development

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Four reasons OCA matters

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 29, 2016  /   Posted in Fundraiser

 My parents separated when I was 3 years old. I have heard it said that children won’t remember much, if anything, from their early childhood, but I remember the night my father left like it was yesterday. Yelling, screaming, lamps thrown, tables flipped. I spent most of that night in a closet, and then I

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Orphan Care Advocacy and You

Posted by Heather Sewell on December 21, 2016  /   Posted in Advocacy

What is orphan care advocacy? What does it mean to mirror the gospel message and adoption? Who is affected by orphan care and how do I fit in? If you have ever asked any of these questions, we should talk. Without truly understanding the vast needs of adoption and foster care it doesn’t make sense

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#GivingTuesday with OCA

Posted by Heather Sewell on November 27, 2016  /   Posted in Events, Fundraiser

Orphan Care Alliance Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement and Pledges to equip Christians and provide opportunities to care for fatherless children.  November 29, 2016 – OCA has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year

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Understanding Children from Hard Places through an Adoption

Posted by Heather Sewell on October 26, 2016  /   Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Events, Family Support

By: Joan Miller, Director of Clinical Counseling at The Provision School and Family Counseling Center, Lexington, KY A sign in my office reads: “Adoption loss is the only trauma in the world where victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful”- Rev. Keith C. Griffith At first when you read that, it

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3 Reasons to Golf in the 2016 Compassion Cup

Posted by Heather Sewell on August 16, 2016  /   Posted in Fundraiser

Need a reason to golf? Here are three. Fore Bill The 2016 William “Bill” Karem Compassion Cup is honoring a man who valued family. Bill cherished his wife of 53 years, loved young children and golfing was one of his favorite hobbies when the grandkids were busy. He was accepting, kindhearted and “near perfect,” as his family described him. He had his quirks. He

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May Safe Families Update

Posted by Heather Sewell on May 13, 2016  /   Posted in Safe Families

A few weeks ago, while working with a new mom, I picked up scabies from being in her apartment. If you don’t know what scabies are, I wouldn’t suggest googling it, especially while eating! To spare you the critter pictures, it is the equivalent of head lice but on your body. Awful right? I was unwillingly forced

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