Friday, November 6, 2009

Orphan Sunday Nov. 8

Did you know that the first Sunday in October is Orphan Sunday? Well neither did I until a friend brought it to my attention. Orphan Sunday's website lists all the events from across the nation for that day. In fact, if you have internet, (which if you're reading this I bet you do ;) ) you can watch the live concert and event featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Jim Daly, Dennis Rainey and more.

“People everywhere need to know that adoption into God's eternal family is the ultimate expression of His love. Christian families who adopt are missionaries who bring God's love to orphan children by living example. Orphan Sunday remind us that while not all are called to adopt, anyone can love and minister to orphan children in a practical and meaningful way by helping families in their own church and community who already want to adopt.”

Gerald Clark, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Home for Good Foundation
There are so many good organizations out there, but here are a couple that are dear to my heart:

My friend Wendy and her family are in the process of bringing a child from Ethiopia into their family through adoption. In order to help raise needed funds, they are hosting a read-a-thon. The contest starts this Sunday, Nov. 8 and runs until Nov. 21. If you are interested in participating you can find the details on her blog.

Interlink Resources is a non-profit organization that works with orphans in Kazakhstan. Several of my friends have had the opportunity to travel there and work with the kids. My good friend even got to hand-deliver a special package to the child we sponsor. How cool is that?



Anonymous Wendy said...

Maureen-Thank you so much for posting this! Even if no one else participates in the Read for Orphans from seeing your post, just your support in and of itself is encouraging! Thank you-you're a blessing!

November 6, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

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