Heart For The Fatherless 2013  

Eventbrite - Heart For The Fatherless 2013

The Heart For The Fatherless Ministry will be hosting our 5th Annual Orphan Conference on Nov. 8th and 9th, 2013. This is a free adoption/orphan conference in the Eastern Washington. Every year, we have experienced firsthand the unfilled demand that this conference addresses. We have received resoundingly positive responses each year and are encouraged to continue… The purpose of this conference is to educate and empower the Eastern Washington, Northeast Oregon and Western Idaho public by connecting them with ministries, agencies, and experts from throughout this region. The topics that will be addressed include foster care, orphan care, adoption, and many other issues related to caring for the fatherless.

Pre registration is required and the first 200 attendees are FREE – If you wait too long, a donation/fee will be collected at the time of registering. And, yes we are providing limited free childcare for Saturday on a first come first serve basis. You can register online here.

We are excited to present Johnny Carr as this year's keynote speaker.

Author of Orphan Justice

Johnny Carr

Pastor Johnny married Beth, a deaf educator, in March 1993. The couple now has five children: Heather, Jared, James, Xiaoli, and JJ. James and Xiaoli were both adopted from China and are deaf. JJ (also deaf and a medically complex child) was adopted by the Carr’s through the foster system. It was during the adoption of James that God began speaking to the Carrs about committing their lives to orphan care.

Johnny is a conference speaker and orphan care advocate to denominations, national religious associations and conferences including Saddleback Church, Catalyst Conference, The Idea Camp, Q Ideas, and others. He is also author of Orphan Justice that challenges churches to rethink how they have handled social justice issues directly related to orphan care (March 2013). He and his wife have visited many orphanages and have also helped bring attention to a deaf school in central China that was in dire need of aid. Today the school is better than it has ever been and all of the teachers and their families are now believers in Jesus Christ.

Johnny understands the complexities of ministry and the demands of being a pastor, as well as a pastor’s role in empowering and motivating the laity to do the good works of the Gospel. He believes that the Church must take the lead in the world’s orphan crisis. His goal is to inspire the Church to truly understand and obey James 1:27, which calls believers to care for orphans.

Conference Schedule
You can view the conference schedule - here

Break Out Sessions
Learn more about the breakout sessions for this years conference - here

Conference Speakers
Find out more about the session breakout speakers - here

Event Times
November 8th & 9th, 2013
Friday: 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:45am-4:30pm

Lunch will be offered by New Heritage Ministry. Pre-ordering lunch items is highly encouraged and will allow appropriate planning. Go here to submit your order.

Childcare Service
Free childcare is available for the conference on Saturday on a first come first serve basis. You can also pre-register for childcare to ensure that you will have that provision. When signing up for the event online be sure to select the number of children if you will be utilizing the childcare service.

Event Location
Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities
10611 W Clearwater AVE
Kennewick, WA 99336

Event site map - here
The event will be held in the Sanctuary (BLDG C).
Children will be checked in for child care in the education building (BLDG A).

FAQ - here

For a map with near by hotels click - here


  • what is adoption?
  • find resources on adoption
  • overcome financial barriers
  • get in contact with some of our members who have adopted locally and overseas
  • what is foster care?
  • find resources for foster care
  • get in contact with some of our members who have experience with foster care
  • sponsor a child
  • take a short mission trip to an orphanage
  • find more resources on how you can help

"Get to know some of the Orphan Ministry members by reading their blogs on their adoption processes."