Defending the cause of the fatherless

orphan sunday
Sunday, November 6 2011 is Orphan Sunday

“Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan.”

In the comments below, please share what’s happening at your church on Nov. 6th for Orphan Sunday.


Below are several thought-provoking and convicting articles well worth your time and consideration. 

“In larger churches orphan care can simply become one ministry among many, many others. But in smaller churches orphan care is much more easily seen as an essential part of who they are and what they do. It's not as easily obscured by a forest of other ministries. As a result, smaller churches have the opportunity to lead the way by more visibly demonstrating that orphan care is not a missional add-on.”

“There are a number of challenges within the evangelical church that would be greatly helped if our churches recovered afresh the beautiful truth of our adoption in Christ.”

“Last night Yabi and I spent the night sleeping on the street here in Addis Ababa, we have been talking about the life that many of the kids who are going to be coming into our orphanage came from and it became clear that neither of us really fully understand what its like to live as a homeless person in this city. We felt that the only way we would be able to even begin to grasp what it is like is if we were to go and get down in the dirt with them for a night.”