The Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten Conference is just over a week away. This is its sixth year and it has gotten better every year. A conference run this well is not typically free. However, the board feels it is important to offer this information to families and individuals at no cost.
There is still time to register. If you live in Central Illinois you will not want to miss it. We will have Pastor Daniel Bennett (Pastor and author of A Passion for the Fatherless), Desi Stephens (former orphan, she also spent some time working at Dori's Promise-an orphanage in Guatemala), and one of my personal heroes in the adoption world Carolyn Tweitmeyer (adoptive mother and founder of Project Hopeful).
This conference is NOT just for those wanting to foster and adopt. It is for anyone that is any age who has a desire to see why God calls the church to care for Orphans. Come and be changed.
Check it out: http://www.connectingheartsconference.org/
Also their is a Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten Youth this year. If you are a teen and want to learn about your part in the orphan conference, this is for you!