Carrying Other's Burdens

Join Our Matching Grant Challenge to Promote Adoptions, Help Orphans

By October 25, 2011 No Comments

Help children languishing in orphanages around the world by supporting Both Ends Burning, a pro-adoption campaign. Lynn and I will match up to $100,000 of donations made by November 30, 2011

Our friends Craig and Kathi Juntunen lead an effort called Both Ends Burning to reduce the costs, delays, and bureaucracy of international adoptions.

According to Craig, “Our Both Ends Burning Campaign is on a mission to create a culture of adoption and transform the current process that has spiraled out of control.”

The basic human right for children to grow up in families “is denied far too often due to the current dysfunctional adoption systems,” Craig says. “The success of Both Ends Burning is measured by increasing the number of children adopted in the years ahead.”

Watch this 8 minute 25 second video clip to a new film Both Ends Burning is releasing soon that will help you understand their motivation and intentions. Craig and Kathi are also partners in the Haiti Renewal Fund, which, among other things, has given assistance to orphans. The Juntunens have themselves adopted three Haitian children.

Visit to learn more about Craig and Kathi’s efforts.

And, if you are in area, there is still time to reserve a spot at their chocolate and wine tasting fundraiser in Scottsdale tonight, October 26th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, co-hosted by Both Ends Burning and UBS at UBS Financial Services, 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, G2 Theater, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Questions?….. contact Cate Gessell at UBS at (480) 443-5431 or To donate, please visit

Lynn and I hope to be able to match $100,000!

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
— Matthew 18:5

God Bless,




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