Friday, April 19, 2013

 Faultess - The American Orphan will be showing at Southgate Church this evening at 7:00pm.

Southgate Church
6541 S. College 
Fort Collins, CO  80525

You can watch the trailer here:

Friday, January 4, 2013

What is Fundango?

Fundango is 3 hours of respite for foster and adoptive families!!!!  Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins has faithfully cared for foster and adoptive families through Fundango.  

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2013 Fundango dates!!

Date Location Theme Coordinator
January 26, 2013 Fort Collins * Game Night Katie
February 16, 2013 Loveland ** Chinese New Year Katie
March 2, 2013 Fort Collins Happy Birthday Dr. Suess Katie
March 23, 2013 Loveland Science Jody
April 6, 2013 Fort Collins Western Katie
April 20, 2013 Loveland Earth Day Jody
May 4, 2013 Fort Collins Alice in Wonderland Jody
May 11, 2013 Loveland Spring Fling Katie
June 15, 2013 Greeley *** Bike Rodeo Erica
July 13, 2013 Fort Collins Summer Fun Jody
August 3, 2013 TBD TBD Katie
September 7, 2013 Fort Collins Carnival Katie
September 21, 2013 Loveland Fall Festival Katie
October 5, 2013 Fort Collins Music Katie
October 9, 2013 Loveland Pirates Jody
November 9, 2013 Fort Collins Hero's Katie
December 7, 2013 Loveland Lego Star Wars Jody
All events start at 5:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. If you would like to sign up for any of these events, please contact Erica Wharton @ 970-223-1230 or via email at Please remember that all registrations need to be received by the Wednesday prior to the Fundango Event. 
*Our Loveland Location is located the Boys and Girls Club - 2500 East 1st Street
**Our Fort Collins location is located at the Boys and Girls club - 1608 Lancer Drive.
***First Christian Church in Greeley is located on 2230 13thStreet

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Two brothers wish for 2013 - A Family!

Seth and Justin long to have a family to call their own.  Seth is 9 years old and Justin is 7 years old.  This is what their case worker shared about them: 

Seth is a unique and likeable guy, who enjoys playing with his peers. He has a magnificent memory and would be happy to take you on in any memory games. When he is feeling energetic, he likes to go to the park or play with his scooter. During quieter times, Seth indulges in writing and reading. In the third grade, he benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan); he has progressed leaps and bounds recently. Justin is a helpful kid who is very interested in arts and crafts, books, puzzles, video games and Batman. He is a bright boy who does extremely well in the second grade and, like his older brother, really enjoys reading and writing. Justin tends to relate especially well with adults and can be warm and affectionate with those he trusts. If you want to make him feel proud and important, give him a task to do and see the successful product as he beams.

 For more information about these brothers, contact the Adoption Exchange at - 1-800-451-5246  Their case numbers are 9819 and 9820.

The Adoption Exchange

Friday, December 21, 2012

Finally Home Foundation - End of the Year Matching Grant

Finally Home Foundation supports foster and adoptive families in a significant way.  Please consider participating in this matching grant.

Dear Friend,
When you invest in foster and adoptive families, your gift will be doubled!
When a child joins a forever family, a journey to health and wholeness begins. It’s hard to deny these realities when families come together for a Family Wellness event, with children who exhibit:
» Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (30%).
» Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (57%).  
» Other children attend with Oppositional Defiance Disorder, plus physical and mental health challenges, caused by trauma and neglect.
These precious families need your help!
Until December 31, your investment in these treasured families will be doubled by a generous $20,000 matching gift from the owners of OtterBox. This means your gift of:
√    $    100 becomes $200
    $    250 becomes $500
    $    500 becomes $1,000, and
    $ 2,500 becomes $5,000.
            When you consider a year-end investment, it’s hard to imagine a stock that could double what you put into it, especially by December 31.  [click here] to give now.
With the partnership from OtterBox, you can become like one of the two faithful servants in Matthew 25:21-23, dramatically increasing what was assigned to them.
            Your response by December 31 also propels the cause of healthy foster-adoptive families – enabling them to attend a Family Wellness Retreat, join a Support Group, or benefit from Scholarships.
God bless you for caring. Your gift of any size, received by December 31, is fully tax-deductible, and matched. To make an online gift, [click here]
Kristin Orphan
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Match Gift Challenge
Goal: $20,000
Today's Status: $15,769
Amount to go by December 31: $4,231
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Understanding Attachment Disorders

                          Finally Home Foundation -

Finally Home Foundation and Welcome Child Ministry would like to invite you to a lunch reception where David and Carol Boyd will be our guests.

Sunday – Dec. 9th at 11:30 in Room 211 at Timberline Church  Childcare is available during service

David and Carol served with YWAM for 36 years before moving to DC to work with Pastor Dick and Ruth Foth. 

Through their many years with YWAM they gained extensive experience working with orphans around the world.  They are adoptive parents and most recently Carol completed her PH.D. dissertation on attachment disorders.

They have graciously offered to share their experience and expertise with us while they are visiting here in Colorado.

As we gain a better understanding of the challenges that attachment disorders bring to our families, the better equipped we will be as parents.

We look forward to seeing you.  Please RSVP so that we order enough lunch for everyone!

Kristin Orphan at

Thursday, November 15, 2012

International Adoption Information Meeting

Rez Orphan Care Ministry

Learn About International Adoption

Date:: DECEMBER, 5TH 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Are you interested in learning about international adoption? Then this information meeting is for you! Among the topics covered will be:
  • International versus domestic adoption
  • Deciding where to adopt
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Choosing an agency
  • The international adoption process
  • Costs and travel considerations
  • And much more …
The meeting will be held in Room 154 of Resurrection Christian Middle School (attached to the church). Child care will be provided for birth through kindergarten. Please RSVP by sending an email to
Room 154 of Resurrection Christian Middle School

Monday, October 15, 2012

Reposted from Photas Ministries

This morning we posted a blog post on Love Reaches about The Baby House in Guatemala.  Read the below post by Sean and Tiffany Cherry of what happened last night.  Babies are abandoned everyday in Guatemala.  God doesn't tell us in His Word that caring for orphans is a good idea - It is a mandate.  James 1:27 says: This is pure and undefiled religion, in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress.
Please pray for this little girl and for Sean and Tiffany as they walk in obedience to the call that God  has placed on them to serve in Guatemala.  :)

Monday, October 15, 2012


Today we have heavy eyes, but even heavier hearts. Last night a little girl, 2 1/2 years old was dropped off at Mimi's House. Not for a couple hours, for the rest of her life. Her Mom did not want to care for her anymore. Within a matter of 30 minutes this little girls world was turned upside down

As we all tried hard to distract her, nothing worked. She continued to cry for "Mama" and point in the direction where she knew she had last seen her Mom. Words can not even describe this moment. The fear in her eyes was indescribable. Eventually she gave up the fight, buried herself in my chest and fell asleep.

As I layed in bed with her, I could not fall asleep. I was so sad for this little precious girl. I tried to come up with every reason in my mind why this happens. Nothing made sense to me. As I began to pray for her and her mother, I started to think about the message we had just heard at Church an hour before she arrived here. We had been going through a series called "When God?" by Andy Stanley for the last three weeks. He tells the story of Lazaras, a man Jesus said was the greatest who ever lived. And yet, even this man struggled with God's inattentiveness.  But the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead offers a picture of hope in the midst of a hopeless situation. If we continue to trust God through our pain or lack of understanding, he will eventually show His glory.

Today, I have seen His glory! As I played a small part in helping this sweet little girl adjust last night, I knew that my role moving forward would be different. As much as I would LOVE to be the person to fill the void in this lovable girls life, I know that I can not commit to being here with her the rest of her life.  But God has given me a front row seat to see an awesome ministry with BEAUTIFUL people who have stepped up for this girl in such a short time with short notice.
 They took her to the Doctor today and determined she was pretty sick with an ear infection, throat infection a fever and a bad cough. She started her medicine and is a different girl this afternoon! They have played with her, hugged her and made her smile.

She was not safe where she was but by the Glory of God, She is safe and with her forever family at Mimi's House!!