Safe Harbor Adoption & Orphan Care Ministry's purpose is to increase awareness of the Heavenly Father's passion for looking after orphans by loving them like Jesus.

Active compassion is necessary!

Love that is demonstrated through:

  • global orphan care
  • Adoptive/Fostering families
  • encouragement of those who bring orphans into their homes
  • teams who give hands-on involvement are vital to the journey of orphan care
  • mobilizing churches, institutions, and groups that contribute prayer, visitation, and finances

We are adopted by our Heavenly Father into His family- God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do and it gave him great pleasure (Ephesians 1:5, NLT).

His active compassion drives us to make a difference in the life of a child-an ETERNAL difference!

It only takes one to reach one!




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CAFO Summit May 4-5, 2017 in Nashville, TN


Come join this down-to-earth panel of adult adoptees and foster care alum speaking about their unique perspectives on everyday joys and challenges. Discover how each leader has used challenges of the past to become the place of God's active work through them in ministry. Hear answers to the most frequently asked and challenging questions on hard issues. Bring your own questions and settle in for rich discussion and insight!

(Facilitator: Trisha Priebe, Lifesong for Orphans Panel: Tony Mitchell,Transformation Strategist; Mandy Litzke, Former Foster Youth, Adoptive Mom, Ministry Leader; Ruth Thomas, Adult Adoptee) 

Then join me for further discussion in an additional break out with interactive conversation on Friday.

Save This Date: February 7-8, 2014: More4Orphans Summit 2014

event-poster-2014More4Orphans Summit 2014 will break hearts for what breaks God's - the cry of the orphan.

This special event will further equip and encourage us in our individual responses to James 1:27 as we bring focus to the orphan crisis in our world today and explore ways we can all help the most vulnerable among us.

The Summit features three tracts: global orphan care, foster care and adoption and includes main speakers, break-out sessions, exhibitors and time for prayer and worship.

Learn more here:



You are invited to experience God's heart for the orphan and find out more what that looks like for your life.

The summit will be held at the Columbus, Ohio Vineyard Church.

Download the full event brochure here.


Our Speaking Schedule

September 2013

  • 8/31-9/1 New Beginnings Church, Meadville, PA
  • 9/8 – Worship ~ LTWM; Lower Lights Community, Columbus OH
  • 9/14 Miriam's Heart Conference (serving w/ Bishop W.C. Martin)
  • 9/21 – Women's Luncheon & LTWM, Criderville, OH

October 2013

  • 10/4-5- Together4Adoption Conference (Meet Up's/ Connections), Louisville, KY


November 2013

  • 11/2 OCA –Orphan Care Alliance Seminar, Louisville, KY
  • 11/3- National Orphan Sunday AM –New Jersey
  • 11/10 – Orphan Sunday @ Open Door Church, 6:30p.m.; Elyria, OH


The Orphan Mile Conference: April 13, 2013




Saturday April 13th, 2013 from 8am-2pm

At Tri-County Church of God, Dubois, PA

Click here to download the conference flyer in pdf format.

The Orphan Mile is a one day FREE Adoption/Orphan/Foster care event hosted by Adopted Orphan Care at Tri County Church of God.

Childcare is available!!!

mandy shadow 1Don’t miss Keynote Speaker – Mandy Litzke - Founder, Safe Harbor Orphan Care Ministries,wife & mom to 16. Born into the tragedy and hopelessness of addiction and abuse hear her story of rescue and redemption; experiencing God's healing grace & transforming what could become bitterness into blessings. Called to an unimaginable journey of faith and obedience to live out loud James 1:27.

A masterpiece of His design all for His glory. (2 Cor 5:13-14)


To register or for more info contact Scott @ 814-592-6539 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journey to Jamaa: Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 7pm: Vinyard Columbus Chapel

Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 7p.m.

Vineyard Columbus Chapel, 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville, OH

JamaaThis month, we depart from our regular 2nd Mondays schedule to bring a special evening of worship, prayer and the presentation of World Vision's Journey to Jamaa.

This award-winning, theatrical-quality film tells the story of two children who make an impossible journey—and a family that faces an impossible choice in the midst of crushing poverty.

This film is suitable for 6th-grade and older audiences and contains mature themes, so attendees will need to make child care arrangements accordingly.

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More4Orphans Summit: March 9 & 10, 2012, Columbus, Ohio

logo-more-4-orphansDear Friend,

God's call to "look after orphans and widows in their distress" is clear. But with more than 143 million orphans in our world today, it is overwhelming. What is God calling his church to do?

We're hoping you'll join us and find out at the More4Orphans Summit March 9-10.

We'll be bringing a sharper focus to the orphan crisis in our world today and explore ways we can all help the most vulnerable among us.

Read more: More4Orphans Summit: March 9 & 10, 2012, Columbus, Ohio