143 Million Reasons to be in Richmond, VA this Weekend

olivetreebigalliance22This weekend the ABBA Fund will have a booth at the Olive Tree Alliance Orphan Care Benefit Concert & Seminar.

Aaron Ivey, Steven Bush, and band are doing the Benefit concert on Friday night (admission is a new pair of shoes for a child in need!) These guys have a passion for Jesus and to see His heart extended through His people around the world for the sake of orphans. I love how they are using their gifts!

On Saturday the Orphan Care Seminar will focus on the 143 million reasons for us as the church to step up & do something when it comes to adoption, foster care, and orphans around the world. The seminar is free!

God is at work among the churches of Richmond! If you are in the area come be a part of this event. Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi to Julie as well.

Below is a powerful video highlighting the great need and opportunity the church has!


On my way to Panera this afternoon I listened to a reporter in Haiti describe the devastation that the hurricanes have caused. The death toll is climbing and many of those are young children who were swept away along with their homes from the flooding.

Right now I am thinking and praying for the many families that are adopting children from Haiti. Many of these families have just returned from seeing their children this past summer and I know of a few who are hoping to travel in the next few months. Join me in praying for them!

Most of all, pray for the country, the people, the children, the orphans, and the church in Haiti. Pray for God’s mercy!

You can read the latest from the New York Times on the situation in Haiti here.

Steven Bush also shares some ways to help through the ministry Real Hope for Haiti.