About This Blog

Psalms 68:5-6   “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.”

I created Fathers to the Fatherless as a platform to raise awareness on behalf of the estimated 145,000,000 orphans worldwide.  Many of these orphans are hurting, abandoned, and abused, even without food or clean drinking water in some cases.  Most importantly, they are beautifully created in God’s image and deserve the love of a family just like every other child.  Now more than ever I am confident that the Lord reveals certain injustices with such distinct clarity that it inevitably prompts action from its witnesses.  For me, advocating on behalf of the fatherless is that vivid revelation that has awakened a strong and specific purpose for my life.  This undeniable calling of restoration for broken and hurting children is one that has graciously and forever changed my perspective.  I pray that this blog inspires you to seek and find where God plans to use you toward something bigger, greater, and more “eternal” than yourself.

My wife, Brittany, and I have been married for four years.  I am blessed to share life with an amazing woman who loves the Lord with all of her heart and strives to serve others before herself.  She challenges me to be a better man, husband, father, and friend.  I am grateful to have a wife who convicts me in the many areas that I fall miserably short.  Anyone who knows us well understands that I clearly “out-punted my coverage” with Britt!  We have three children: two adopted from Ethiopia- Bek (11), Sha (9) and Cruz (2) – who we adopted domestically. We are confident that the Lord has continued plans to grow our family through adoption.  Christ sacrificed himself to adopt us while we were still sinners and the Bible clearly commands us to act upon His example.  James 1:27 says that “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”  I look forward to sharing my heart with you!

With great conviction and love,



6 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. […] Role in Worldwide Injustice and Christ-Centered Orphan Care HomeAbout This Blog Dec 26 2011 Leave a comment By Fathers to the Fatherless […]

  2. jack & maqrion o"Donnell says:

    great writing, John. WE ARE IMPRESSED WITH YOUR WISDOM, INSIGHT, COMPASSION,AND LOVE BEYOND THE AVERAGE MAN. We love you and are so proud to be your grand parents.

  3. Kyle Klevjer says:


    I’m excited about your blog. I’m even more excited to see the desire and conviction the Father has given you to be an advocate for the ”least of these”. My wife, Jamie, and I are also pursuing adopting two children from Ethiopia. We’ve got a ways to go yet, but trust God is using this time as a sort of very long gestation period.

    I look forward to reading more, and I’ll be praying for you guys.

    Grace and peace,

    Kyle Klevjer

  4. Lynnae Lovs says:

    As your mom, i hardly know where to start… I saw this love and conviction in you from a very young age… a love for those who were alone, left out, in need. Over the years of your youth, God was continuing to build you into the man you are today…And God has given you a beautiful partner who’s heart is one with yours. Isn’t it amazing how God leads us theu all the times of our lives, directing us, loving us no matter what… How can we not be changed and led into some kind of action when we have the truth of life so vividly displayed before us. This video makes the frivolous things I do and worry about melt away. I think I understand love better now… it is found when we give ourselves to a higher cause, not our own happiness. “And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God and are open and listening to his call, and then walk in God’s purposes. ” (Paraphrased)
    love you !

  5. Ashley says:

    Hey Hey! I commented on your wife’s blog awhile back to see if you guys would be willing to chat about your adoption more via email. We are jsut starting AWAA’s program in Brazil (older child). Also we are adopting as our first way to expand our family. My hubby and I would love to hit you two up with some questions if possible! Thanks!

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