Update: Southern Africa Orphan Summit 2014

This past weekend, I returned from a 10-day trip to Africa during which I attended orphan care leadership forums in Uganda and South Africa as well as the Southern Africa Orphan Summit 2014.

The Lord blessed greatly during the Summit which was attended by representatives from 20+ African nations as well as speakers from Canada, Ukraine, and the US. The focus of the Summit was upon orphan care within the nations of southern Africa and included sessions on best practices, sustainability, public health, human trafficking, discipleship. local church orphan care, adoption, and much more.


Rick Morton

Father to three transnationally adopted children, Rick Morton’s dedication to orphans extends beyond his family. Coauthor of Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care, Rick and his wife are cofounders of international orphan-hosting ministry Promise 139, based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. An inspiring speaker, Rick shares God’s heart for the fatherless at many conferences for pastors as well as orphan-care conferences. He and his family live in the Greater Memphis area.