Check out resources for Orphan Sunday 2011

How are you and your church remembering orphans on Orphan Sunday, November 6, 2011?

This year, Orphan Sunday will be observed by churches around the world, with most churches marking the first Sunday in November as Orphan Sunday. 

Orphan Sunday is a simple idea that began in Africa and then swept the U.S. in 2009 and 2010.
Over the past two years, following an example set by Zambian churches, hundreds of thousands
of American Christians have participated in local Orphan Sunday events. This year, Orphan
Sunday will again be celebrated across America, and is also now echoing back across the seas to
countries as diverse as Ukraine, Russia, Guatemala and Kenya.

On Orphan Sunday, churches and families pause to remember and celebrate God’s  heart for the fatherless and how Christians can respond through adoption, foster care and global orphan initiatives. Locally organized events last year ranged from sermons on how adoption reflects the Gospel story to
fund raisers, community-wide rallies, concerts and prayer gatherings.

You’ll find videos, church bulletins, sermon ideas, and various other resources to help make Orphan Sunday special on this Orphan Sunday  website.

Looking for a special way to remember and honor orphans.  Find how you can partner with churches and volunteers in Russia who are ministering to older orphans who desperately need our help.

Families for orphans Christmas 2011

Big Family Mission partners with hosting programs which bring Latvian and Ukrainian orphans to the U.S. for a 4 to 5 week visit with a Christian family.  The objective of these programs is not adoption, but many of the children who come for the hosting program do end up getting adopted.  Most of the children in the program are older children who would otherwise have little opportunity to be adopted.

The next programs are scheduled around Christmas 2011, beginning in mid-December.

For more information visit the hosting information page of Big Family Mission.

Learn how you can help orphans in their home country of Russia.
Christian international adoption in Cambodia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Russia, Taiwan, Uganda, and Ukraine. Check out Nightlight Christian Adoptions.

Learn how to help Russian orphans!