Founder’s Week

This is a really big week at Buckner for several reasons. First, the Buckner International Board of Trustees meets for its April meeting this week. We are exploring new opportunities for discussion on key topics for our future. We are all very excited about the potential of this meeting. That would be enough news to […]

Building Families – Guatemala

My year got off to a running start with a quick visit to Guatemala City on the Jan. 7. I flew to Guatemala to visit our new Buckner Family Hope Center in San Jose de Pinula close to Guatemala City. Our work in Guatemala, under the leadership of Carlos Colón, has flourished dramatically. Through a […]

Building Families – West Dallas

A few weeks ago, I signed an agreement with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation (TRBF) to jointly offer services to families in West Dallas at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy in West Dallas at the Mercy Street Ministries Campus presented by Toyota North America. During the last year the TRBF has hosted activities for youth […]

Building Families – Washington, DC

In January, I launched a series of blogs on the topic, “Buckner Builds Families.” I am continuing that theme in February focusing on how we are building families in our nation’s capital, in West Dallas, in Guatemala, and in Kenya. On Tuesday of this week, I will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the […]

Buckner Builds Families… Redemptive Families

In my first blog on “Buckner Builds Families,” I mentioned this phrase as the core mission of Buckner. Just three words: “Buckner Builds Families.” That is what we do and it is easy to remember. We build families for children through foster care, adoption, and family strengthening programs. We build a sense of family for […]

Buckner Builds Families… Redemptive Families with Hope

In my first blog on “Buckner Builds Families,” I mentioned this phrase as the core mission of Buckner. Just three words: “Buckner Builds Families.” That is what we do and it is easy to remember. We build families for children through foster care, adoption, and family strengthening programs. We build a sense of family for […]

Buckner Builds Families… Redemptive Families with Hope for Kingdom Living

In my first blog on “Buckner Builds Families,” I mentioned this phrase as the core mission of Buckner. Just three words: “Buckner Builds Families.” That is what we do and it is easy to remember. We build families for children through foster care, adoption, and family strengthening programs. We build a sense of family for […]

Hurricane Harvey Tour Update – Day 2

Day 2 started early travelling to Houston-Aldine to visit the Buckner Family Hope Center under the leadership of Shawna Roy, director. My team and I went there to visit staff and volunteers as well as children and families affected by Harvey. The Houston-Aldine area was impacted heavily by rain, wind, and flooding. While the Buckner […]

Hurricane Harvey Update Day 1

I just returned from a two-day tour visiting evacuees from Hurricane Harvey as well as residents, children and families in Houston and Beaumont. Nothing compares to seeing things first hand. I can tell you that Buckner staff, children, families, and seniors are doing well despite the ravaging impact of Hurricane Harvey. The tour started at […]

His Name is Mason

I heard Eugene Cho @eugenecho, Founding and Lead Pastor of Quest Church www.eugenecho.com in Seattle at the CLA www.christianleadershipalliance.com this week. He presented an awesome message with many powerful biblical principles. The one that really spoke to me was this: “Take the time to look at people in the eye and call them by name […]