Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You are Invited - The Global Orphan Care Conference

You are invited to a special event at the Saddleback Church to an event that gives Hope for Orphans.
This is open to all whether you are of Korean heritage or not.
MPAK has joined hands with Hope for Orphans, Saddleback Church, CMF Ministries, and other organizations to dedicate a day to be a voice for homeless children not only in Korea but for millions of orphans in the world.
Event:  Hope for Orphans Institute Presents:  The Global Orphan Care Revival & the Korean Church
Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 9AM - 5PM
Place:  Saddleback Church, Refinery Center Auditorium
Address:  1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, California
Come and hear the messages (bilingual provided) and testimonies from:
Rev. Rick Warren (Saddleback Church)
Rev. Choi, Hong-jun (Busan Hosannah Church)
Paul & Robin Pennington (Hope for Orphans)
Rev. Jim Bob Park (OMC Church)
Rev. Eddie Byun (Seoul Onnuri Church EM)
Ms. Elizabeth Styfee (The Peace Plan)
Steve Morrison (MPAK)
The registration fee is $30, but if you register online at http://www.hfoinstitute.org/index.html, and used the code word 'mpak' then it will only cost $15.
For those of you who are more comfortable with Korean, please visit  http://www.hopefororphanskorea.org/.
There will be a nursery to baby sit, and Saddleback has arranged to provide this service from 9AM - 1PM for $30 per child.  I know this is pretty hefty, but it has been discounted from $50. I am told that Saddleback will subsidize $20 to help out with the care, and all the people in the nursery have been security and finger print checked and safe.  If this is hard for you economically, I would recommend that you bring your child anyway and stay with him/her during the conference.
Why this conference is so important?
Korean churches pride in their accomplishments over growth and expansion during the last 100 years of history, and prides in being the 2nd largest missionary sending nation in the world after the US. This is something we can be really be thankful for.
However, along the way the churches have forgotten the true meaning of Christ's compassion and love towards homeless children.  As the Scripture points out in Jame 1:27 that "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
The Conference's objective is to plant this vision of Orphan Care into Korean churches, because the needs of children are so great.  Whether through sponsorship, orphan visits, fundraising, short term missions, and most importantly through adoption, we need to come together to give support to this conference, and to give hope for many homeless children. And that the Korean churches will wake up and respond to the needs of the children.
The conference is on Tuesday, May 1st, and that will be hard on many of you that need to work.  But as for me, I will be taking a vacation to attend the conference.  Please join me and many others and give Hope for Orphans.
Thank you, and hope to see many of you on May 1st.
Steve Morrison


  1. What a wonderful event! Thanks for all you do, Steve, and for taking the time to partner MPAK with this great conference!

  2. Oh how I wish I could go. It's just a little difficult from the midwest. Will any of this be able to be seen on the internet at a future date? I sure hope so.

  3. yes this is great. wish it was in the Midwest.. Is it specifically targeted for Koreans only? Or anyone can attend?

    1. This one is mainly targeted for Koreans, but open to all as it will be in bilingual. A bigger and grander event called Summit VIII will be held on May 3-4 at the same church, and this is for everyone from all corners of the world. It is organized by the Christian Alliance for Orphans, and this Summit is held each year in early May, and may reach Midwest someday soon.

  4. Another midwesterner here, wishing I could attend as well. I'll add it to my calendar, though, and pray for the leaders and attendees!

  5. is there any way to follow or listen to the conference live from the mid-south?

    1. Thanks for the interest. I have sent an inquiry and will let you know once I find out if there is a webcast of the event.