Phil and his wife Jen have been married for 24 years and live in Surrey, BC. He is the father of 6 children, 4 via adoption, and serves with MB Missions, an agency focused on starting and strengthening Christian churches for holistic mission locally, nationally, and globally.
Tina & Amanda Ury
Amanda Ury was adopted from foster care and at age 17, has become a spokesperson for the adoption agency that facilitated her adoption. She and her mom, Tina, would like to share some of their story with you this weekend.
Jason and his wife, Emily, became foster parents in 2012. They live in Texas with their four daughters and enjoy whatever it is they are doing, as long as it’s together. Jason is a writer and speaker who encourages families and equips churches in their foster care and adoption journeys. As the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with The Christian Alliance for Orphans he provides consulting for church and organizational leadership teams on strategic planning and effective engagement practices in the foster care, adoption, orphan care, and justice spheres. Jason is the author of ReFraming Foster Care, ALL IN Orphan Care and blogs regularly at www.jasonjohnsonblog.com.
Jason and his wife, Trisha, have been caring for children from U.S. foster care since 2001 and have had the privilege of adopting their five children from foster care. Jason has helped to produce and write several books, bible studies, and other tools all created to serve churches as they care for hurting kids including the recent children’s book, Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn (BroadStreet Publishing). Jason writes a regular column for Fostering Families Today magazine and is the host of the Foster Movement Podcast, which highlights the stories of former foster youth and national foster care advocates. Jason serves as the National Director of Foster Care Initiatives for the Christian Alliance for Orphans and currently lives in Plano, Texas. Website: cafo.org