ORPHAN SUNDAY – November 13, 2016

Defend the cause of the fatherless. – Isaiah 1:17

On Orphan Sunday, November 13th, 1000s of Christians of every denomination in every state across the U.S. and believers in 84+ countries globally will be standing on this One Day with One Voice for One Purpose – to defend orphans, foster kids, and vulnerable children everywhere.

Orphan Sunday (an initiative of Christian Alliance For Orphans) is a way for every follower of Christ to walk out God’s mandate in James 1:27 to care for orphans in their distress.  All around the world, orphans are hungry, homeless, voiceless, without hope, and without love.  And it’s not just a need that exists only in far away places and over-seas orphanages – it’s a need right here in every community across America.  Nearly 400,000 U.S. kids are in foster care with over 100,000 of them available for adoption.

The problem is huge but it can be solved.  We at Justice For Orphans are on a mission to rally the Church for the cause of these vulnerable children.  We inspire, activate, educate and equip the Body of Christ to meed this need through adoption, foster care, wrap-around support, and global orphan initiatives such as Orphan Sunday.

Join us on Orphan Sunday as we celebrate adoption, foster care, and ministries that reveal God’s heart for the least of these.  Our JFO team will be participating in Orphan Sunday events at Abounding Love Christian Fellowship in Ravena, NY and Rock Solid Church in Hudson, NY.  If your church is not observing Orphan Sunday this year you are welcome to join us at one of these local events and lift up vulnerable children in prayer on 11/13.   Be sure to get Orphan Sunday (2nd Sunday in Nov. annually) on your church calendar for next year – 11/12/17!

A father to the fatherless…is God in his holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families…”  Psalm 68:5-6