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The ThinkOrphan Podcast

The Think Orphan podcast is hosted by Kelly Stewart, Social Worker and adoptive mom, and Philip Darke, President of Providence World and co-author of In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence. Each week, they discuss the difficult issues and hot topics involved in the global orphan crisis with leading voices from around the world, such as Jedd Medefind, Rick Morton, and Peter Greer. From poverty alleviation and family strengthening, to best practices in caring for orphaned and abandoned children, to human trafficking and mentoring, Phil and Kelly will work with you to navigate the issues that affect millions of children and families all over the world
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Jan 24, 2017

In Episode 37, you will hear from Matt Storer, President/CEO of Vision Trust. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jan 17, 2017

In Episode 36, you will hear from Christa Sharpe, Vice-President of Aftercare for International Justice Mission (IJM). For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com.

Jan 10, 2017

In Episode 35, you will hear from Jason Weber, National Director of Foster Care Initiatives for Christian Alliance for Orphans. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkoprhan.com.

Dec 13, 2016

In Episode 34, you will hear from Tara Vanderwoude, Social Worker, Advocate, and Educator. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Dec 6, 2016

In Episode 33, you will hear from Diana Prykhodko, Ambassador for Father’s House. For full shown notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 29, 2016

In Episode 32, you will hear from Phil Tuttle, President of Walk Thru The Bible. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 22, 2016

[ This episode is a recast from May 24th, 2016 ]

In this episode, Ruslan Maliuta, International Facilitator of the World Without Orphans movement shares how an idea became a movement. He is a tireless advocate for the fatherless, devoted to making a world without orphans. What if we could live in a world without orphans? For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 15, 2016

In Episode 30, you will hear from Ian Forber-Pratt, Program Director of Centre of Excellence in Alternative Care of Children and Founder of Foster Care India. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Nov 8, 2016

In Episode 27, you will hear from Gabe Lyons, Founder of Q and Author of Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

 

Nov 1, 2016

Episode 27, you will hear from Troy Livesay, Co-Director of Heartline Ministries in Haiti, talking with Phil about:

  • Heartline Ministries’ incredible work in Haiti with mothers, men, and vulnerable children.
  • How we need to deal with the fundamental, root causes, not just the symptoms
  • How Heartline does its child sponsorships in connection with family preservation
  • How orphanages can potentially hurt orphaned and vulnerable children more than they help them
  • How “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” relates to Heartline’s work
  • How we can do short-term trips better

For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 25, 2016

In Episode 27, you will hear from Dwight “Transparent” Taylor, Sr., International Empowerment Speaker, Manhood Advocate, Coach, BET Music Matters Winner, and ESPN Featured Hip-Hop Artist. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 18, 2016

In Episode 26, Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, pastor, and adoptive father, shares with us about:

  • Why Dr. Moore is so passionate about adoption and loving orphaned and vulnerable children around the world with excellence
  • The importance of a “whole life” ministry and message to our world today
  • How to engage the culture and others who disagree with you in a gospel-driven manner
  • The importance of men’s involvement in the orphan care movement

For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 11, 2016

In Episode 25, you will hear wisdom from Dr. Mandy Howard, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Samford University, who worked with Dr. Karyn Purvis at the TCU Institute of Child Development for several years. For full show notes, please www.thinkorphan.com

Oct 4, 2016

In Episode 24, you will hear a conversation between Rebecca Nhep, ACCI’s CEO of International Programs (accimissions.org.au), and Todd Guckenberger, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries (back2back.org), about some important issues orphan care is facing today. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 27, 2016

In Episode 23, you will hear from Pastor Billiance Chondwe, CEO of Together Africa Without Orphans and visionary behind the Orphan Sunday movement. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 20, 2016

In Episode 22, you will hear from Jamie Ivey, host of the podcast The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. Jamie is an adoptive Mom, speaker, advocate and author. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Sep 13, 2016

In Episode 1 of Season 2, you will hear from Josh Shipp, author of the best-selling book, The Teen’s Guide to World Domination, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Aug 16, 2016

In Episode 20, you will hear from Andy Crouch, author of Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing, and Executive Editor of Christianity Today. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Aug 9, 2016

In today’s episode, we get to hear from Dr. Karen Hutcheson, a Trauma Informed, licensed Clinical Psychologist, Author, adoptive mom and Orphan Care Advocate. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children from “hard places.” Karen is also the Director of Discipleship and Training at Scarlet Hope.

For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Aug 2, 2016

In today’s episode, we get to hear from Andy Lehman, the President of LifeSong for Orphans (http://www.lifesongfororphans.org) which is an organization that helps mobilize the church to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jul 26, 2016

In today’s episode, we get to hear from Sarah Chhin, who works with children though Cambodia Action and M’lup Russey. She has worked extensively in Cambodia, especially with children phasing out of residential care. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jul 19, 2016

In Episode 16, you will hear from three filmmakers, Brittany DeVries, Samuel Rich, and David Bolt, about their films, which advocate for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. For full show notes, please visit: www.thinkorphan.com

Jul 12, 2016

In Part 2 of this two-part Episode, Daniel Kaggwa, Pastor of Sign of the Dove Church in Kampala, Uganda, joins Phil and Kelly to share how his story has informed the work his ministry is doing in Uganda and around the world. For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jul 5, 2016

In Part 1 of this two-part Episode, Daniel Kaggwa, Pastor of Sign of the Dove Church in Kampala, Uganda, joins Phil and Kelly to share about his difficult childhood and incredible life, which has inspired and equipped him to fight for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.

For full show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

Jun 28, 2016

In this Episode, Ashlie Bryant, Co-Founder and President of 3 Stands Global, joins Phil and Kelly to discuss issues surrounding human trafficking, prevention and educational initiatives. For Full show notes, please visit www.thinkOrphan.com

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