Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Orphan Sunday Ideas

Katherine Kirshberger is one of our wonderful volunteers. She has a huge heart for orphans and has been on several trips with Caroline's Promise. Katherine shared with us that she is hosting her own Orphan Sunday event in her home. Her ideas are still forming but she hopes to serve a meal that many orphans may eat. She'll show a video from the www.orphansunday.org website, and share practical ways that her friends can make a difference in the life of an orphan.
"There are so many reasons I want to raise awareness about orphans around the world, but I'll share some of the most important. God tells us that genuine religion looks after, visits, and cares for widows and orphans in their distress (Jam. 1:27). It is the miracle of adoption that has given us our salvation and relationship with God. We are all adopted into God's own family! (Eph. 1:5) We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). I have seen the wonder of adoption affect my entire family through the life of my nephew, who was adopted by my brother and sister-in-law through the foster care system. I have also seen the difference sponsorship can make in a child's life - food, clothes, education. A sponsor can be the way a child comes to see that God has "a hope and a future" for him (Jer. 29:11).

I am excited to have the chance to share with people about orphans in this specific way! I hope many seeds are planted."

What a great idea! How can we help YOU celebrate Orphan Sunday?