Orphan Prevention Education-Tees

Did You Know that CarePortal is part of a larger vision?

You’ve heard it before; it’s the CarePortal motto: Every church doing a little. It’s a God-inspired vision of local churches working with local workers to care for vulnerable children in tangible ways. In the United States, this vision evolved into a scalable technology… Read More

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More than a Crib

“You still felt I was worth doing it for, and that means so much to me.” In July 2015, we shared about Patrick and Jennifer Johnson’s decision to buck the weight of societal strain and pursue a life of generosity. That decision led Patrick and Jennifer to collect a… Read More

10 Min with GO Quarterly Update Jan 2016

10 Minutes with GO: Quarterly Update January 2016

It’s always a privilege to share with you what we see God doing around the world through this ministry each quarter. We invite you to take a look at January's 10 Minutes with GO Project below. Our hope is video updates, like this one, will help you connect with our partners… Read More


De-worming Medication Aids more than 3,000 Children

It was the middle of another scorching summer’s day in Haiti. I had hitched a ride to Gonaives with one of our Vision Trips so that I could attend a meeting with our pastor partners. The excited chatter and occasional singalong provided by the team made for a pleasant ambient… Read More

Thurlby family January 18 2016

Adoption thoughts from China

Nine years ago, Kristin and I were in China adopting our youngest, Elliese.  It was the peak of the Chinese, international adoption boom.  More than 20,000 Chinese children (mostly girls) were being placed with foreign parents each year.  On that trip, we were joined by 15… Read More

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Where ever we go

Earlier this morning, Kristin and I heard about a conversation where a person said they worshipped the Chinese god.  A few hours later, we found ourselves worshipping Jesus with Christ Church Shamian Guangdong.  I am no expert in the difference between the house church… Read More

The Grid - Tier 2

On the Grid: Tier 2 – Walking with Children and Families

In 2015, the CarePortal network engaged to meet the physical needs of children and families in crisis. 2016 is very promising, with existing and new churches continuing to meet physical needs of at-risk local families. Yet, as we enter 2016, we proceed into new depths of the… Read More

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Local Church Launches Guesthouse to Strengthen Relationships in Community

The individuals that are part of the organizations, agencies, and church partners that make up the CarePortal community know that one of the biggest barriers to mobilizing ourselves and others to care for neighbors in crisis is overcoming the "fear" that keeps us separated from… Read More

Trace and Carolyn by Great Wall

The Great Wall of China. Living Bigger than Ourselves.

[caption id="attachment_72990" align="alignright" width="350"] Trace and his daughter at the Great Wall[/caption] Yesterday we had the opportunity to stand on the Great Wall. I've heard the facts...a wonder of the world; it can be seen from space, took hundreds of years to… Read More

Anne with Mamas

New Homes, New Dreams, New Futures in Pothawira

Peter and Emma Maseko care for the children at Safe Haven children’s home day-in and day-out. They also care for the community at large in Pothawira, Malawi, through the medical clinic and soon-to-be birthing center. Recently their daughter, Anne, a physician herself, visited… Read More