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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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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

Jun 21, 2016

In this episode, we hear from John Sowers, President of The Mentoring Project, as well as an author and speaker. We talk about the effects of fatherlessness on our society and the influence of mentoring on the lives of children.  He is a powerful advocate for the fatherless and redeeming their story through mentoring.

In this week’s episode, you will discover:

  • The need for showing up in the lives of children
  • The impact of fatherlessness
  • The power of a mentor
  • The idea of carrying your weight
  • The role of discipling and leading men to end the orphan crisis
  • The hiddenness of the fatherless
  • The Impact of women on fatherlessness
  • Core values in mentoring

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

Jun 14, 2016

In this episode, we hear from Rick Morton, an author and Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Christian Services. Rick shepherds the ministry’s outreach to individual, church, and organizational ministry partners as well as the ministry’s commitment to publishing resources that aid families and churches in discipling orphans and vulnerable children.  We talk through the theology of adoption and the role of the church in orphan care around the world.

In this week’s episode, you will discover:

  • Discipleship in orphan care
  • The struggles foster and adoptive parents face and how the church needs to respond
  • The theology of caring for the orphan
  • Collaboration as a reflection of the Body of Christ
  • How to mobilize the church to face the orphan crisis

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

Jun 7, 2016

In today’s episode, we get to hear from Mick Pease, the founder of Substitute Families for Abandoned Children (http://www.sfac.org.uk/index.php), which is based in Leeds, England, and works worldwide promoting de-institutionalization and assisting in family based initiatives.

In this episode you will learn about:  

  • The difference between orphaned and abandoned children
  • Family based care versus institutional care
  • Managing donor resources
  • Community resourcing to prevent orphans
  • The generational mindset towards abandoned children

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

 

May 31, 2016

In this episode, we hear from Craig Greenfield, founder and international director of Alongsiders and author of Subversive Jesus. Craig is living out the upside down nature of the Kingdom of God by living amongst and serving in some of the poorest communities in Cambodia and Canada.

In this week’s episode, you will discover:

  • Craig’s New Book, Subversive Jesus and the background of the title
  • Craig’s story of living in the slums of Cambodia and the inner city of Vancouver
  • The practice of exclusivity to be inclusive
  • How his family practices radical hospitality
  • Insiders leaving the charge in cross cultural work
  • Alongsider’s Academy
  • Resourcing to keep children in their communities
  • The need for mother and father figures

For show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

May 24, 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 show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

 

May 17, 2016

In Episode 7, Johnston Moore, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Home Forever, speaks with us about the need for permanency for children in foster care, the role of family preservation, the issues in foster care and assisting children aging out of the system. For show notes, please visit www.thinkorphan.com

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