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This Wednesday, March 27th, you are invited to attend the Orange County screening of STUCK, a new award-winning documentary film that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a roller coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak.

The movie screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Elizabeth Styffe, Director of Saddleback Church’s Global Orphan Care Initiative.

The screening starts at 7:00pm at Regency Rancho Niguel. Tickets can be purchased in person at will call or in advance online at:

To view the trailer for STUCK, visit:

Looking to get involved, go on a trip or find out more about Saddleback’s Orphan Care Initiative?

This Saturday is Global PEACE Night – a great time to connect with people who have a heart for orphan care, share experiences, and hear from one another about what God is doing through PEACE around the world. You will also have the opportunity to connect with members who have gone on trips for PEACE to Rwanda and the 12 Cities.

Get your questions answered, sign up for a trip, and learn what's new with PEACE and the orphan care initiative!

Global Night is March 23, at 6:30pm in Tent 1 on the Lake Forest campus.

I hope that in the future, I will be able to empty orphanages. I want orphans to become sons and daughters instead of orphans. There have been orphanages for a long time and I think it’s time to start to empty them. I believe every child needs a mom and a dad, and every child needs a home and a family and someone to love them forever....
According to UNICEF (2011), there are 153 million orphans worldwide. It is accurate to say that millions of these children are living with HIV. Without a family to care for them, their risk of death is inevitable. Their deaths are preventable. Not only can the church care for children living with HIV, they can provide what every child needs most: they can help children reunite with their families (if they are separated because of orphanage care), and they can help them get adopted into legal, loving, lasting families of their own either within their country of birth, or within a family beyond their borders who will welcome them as their own child through adoption....
Saddleback is an adoption friendly church. This means it’s a place where people can think about adoption, pray about adoption and get the information and support they need if they choose to adopt.

Studies have shown that 1:4 Christian families have considered adopting, but very very few families ever act on their adoption thoughts....