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Texarkana child welfare group to host author, advocate at pair of events

by Gazette staff | October 12, 2022 at 2:43 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Child welfare support nonprofit For the Sake of One will host a pair of events featuring author and advocate Jason Johnson.

On Oct. 25, Johnson will speak to local church leaders at lunch and then at the group's Hope Banquet in the evening.

Johnson is a writer and speaker who encourages families and equips church and organizational leaders on their foster care and adoption journeys, according to a news release. He has authored four books: "Reframing Foster Care," "Everyone Can Do Something," "ALL IN Orphan Care" and "Effectively Engaging Churches."

He currently serves as director of church mobilization and engagement with Christian Alliance for Orphans. In his work, he develops resources, coaches leaders and teaches in a variety of contexts on church-based ministry structures, organizational leadership and strategy. He is also a sought-after speaker for churches, retreats, conferences and events for foster and adoptive parents, as well as for those considering getting involved.

Prior to his work at CAFO, Johnson spent 14 years in church staff ministry, including planting and pastoring a church in Houston, Texas.

The lunch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Silverstar Smokehouse. Those who wish to attend are asked to pre-register at Every attendee will receive free lunch, and the first 25 people to register will receive a free copy of "Everyone Can Do Something."

The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Ramage Farm in Hooks, Texas. Individual tickets are $25. Chef Jeffrey Loving will cater the banquet, and entertainment will be provided by "The Piano Man" Skylar Smith.

For the Sake of One is a local nonprofit whose vision is a community where every child has a stable home and every family has the tools to thrive.

Their mission is to share God's love with local children and families by providing emotional, physical and spiritual support while serving as a hub to connect, equip and empower all stakeholders in the child welfare community.

They support caseworkers and foster, adoptive and biological families, and provide TBRI training, an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

For more information, contact For the Sake of One at 903-329-0566 or [email protected]

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