Saturday, October 9, 2010

Orphan Sunday

As I feel my heart still searching for ways to help the poor and needy, I know there are many ways out there. We all have a choice! We can sit on our comfortable couches watching our mega tvs and pretend there aren't starving people dying in this world or we can open our eyes to the reality of those suffering around us. I think of all those wandering children in the streets of Ethiopia not knowing their stories but know they are suffering. These images come to my mind reminding me I have a choice .. I have a choice to help make a difference. One way I would want to start is to educate those around us. Orphan Sunday is an awesome opportunity to do that. My dear friend Amy who lives in Indiana is a state rep for this initiative and part of her job as state reps is to get the word out and have people/churches enter events that will happen around this date on behalf of the orphan. The Date of the event is NOV. 7th... Here are some more details to help you.
Dear Orphan Advocate,
If you haven’t already, plan your Orphan Sunday event today!
As you do, you’re also part a national echo with churches across America and beyond. It’s about waking the Church to God’s heart for the orphan and what we can do in response.
Here are three great options for your Orphan Sunday event:
1) Simulcast Concert with the Desperation Band. Invite youth pastors and student leaders (and the young in heart!) to host this LIVE simulcast concert on the night of Friday, November 5. Learn more
here! (You can also download free concert posters on the Orphan Sunday resources page.)
2) Answer the Cry DVD. This 60-minute program highlights ways every Christian can make a lasting difference for an orphan. Answer the Cry is hosted by bestselling author Francis Chan and features music performances by award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Mark Schultz. A limited number of DVDs are available at no charge to anyone hosting an Orphan Sunday event, whether in a small living room or a massive church. Answer the Cry will also be available for streaming as of November 1, 2010. To request a DVD, please email
here by October 25, with your name, mailing address and a brief description of your event.
3) An Event You Create. Orphan Sunday events are as unique as their organizers, from a sermon or Sunday morning prayer to home group Bible study or fundraiser. The Orphan Sunday site has
59 FREE downloadable resources, and 14 FREE partnership packages and other ideas to help you create your event.
And, once you’ve decided what you’ll do, make sure to post your event on the Orphan Sunday
What’s the ultimate goal? Hearts coming to share God’s heart. Choices made. Lives altered. Children rescued. And God glorified as His people are again known as defenders of the fatherless.
Isn’t that fabulous? It is so easy to hold an event, you can gather your friends in your living room and watch a free dvd!
Thank you everyone for your help and encouragement, now, let’s go plan

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