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Entries in Orphan Sunday (27)


Just Around the Corner...

Orphan Sunday, November 6, is your opportunity to raise a torch for the fatherless in your church, family or small group. 

We’re less than two weeks away, so here are some easy ways to make the most of Orphan Sunday:

  • Request the Orphan’s Table (by Oct 27) and receive a simple meal, along with a prayer and discussion guide, for family or any size group.
  • Request a free copy of the “Answer the Cry:  Faces of Hope” 30-minute DVD to show and discuss.
  • Join the LIVE from Kansas City hour of GUIDED PRAYER and WORSHIP for the fatherless at 6 PM CST on November 6, along with Jon Egan of the Desperation Band, David Platt and other Christians around the globe!

See more at the Orphan Sunday website, including ideas for activities, downloadable posters and other materials, prayer and study guides, short videos, and much more!

Visit the Orphan Sunday Facebook page here.


Orphan Sunday 2011

Orphan Sunday is JUST around the corner! As we talk with families and churches across the US we are thrilled to hear how God is orchestrating all kinds of events to raise awareness and advocate for the fatherless around the world!

How can YOU be a part of this growing movement and give voice to the voiceless? Kim Smith at Calvary Church shares how they were involved last year,

We did a prayer vigil the Friday night before Orphan Sunday followed with deserts & coffee where we had tables displayed with ways to take care of orphans & foster children . At the prayer vigil we had guest speakers for each segment: foster care, orphan care, and adoption, followed with a special prayer. We also had a special musician from our church who played adoption & orphan songs. 

One of our special speakers was from Malawi, Africa who shared about his work with orphans. It was a great night!

Need more ideas?

Host a prayer group. Teach a Sunday school lesson. Encourage your pastor to preach about orphans. Host a gathering or lecture at your college campus. Take part in a Both Hands project. Serve Gobena Coffee at your church. Launch an adoption fund or Adopt an Orphanage program at your church.  Orphan Sunday Partnership Packages are provided online for more ideas and help on how to utilize resources provided by orphan care ministries throughout the country.

We can't wait to hear how hearts are moved to action in your community!



Giveaway Winners!

Thank you so much for participating in our fun giveaway over the last week! We are SO excited to bless our 2 winners:

1st PRIZE: We are giving away a 1-night hotel stay for the LIVE ORPHAN SUNDAY event in Kansas City!!! Let me just tell you, this event will be FABULOUS!!!

2nd PRIZE: We are giving away FREE Gobena Coffee for 1 year - 2 lbs per month shipped straight to your home.


Ready to see the winners.... or should we make you sweat it out a bit?!?!? :)

Here we go! Had 28 entries (including the ones that were emailed to us)...

The 1st prize winner is:

#25 is Betsy!! Congrats Betsy! We will be emailing you today to make arrangements for your FREE night in Kansas City... enjoy!

*If the 1st prize winner is unable to make it to the Live Orphan Sunday event, a new winner will be drawn.

The 2nd Prize winner is:


#2 Brian! Congratulations! We'll email you today to set up delivery for your FREE Gobena Coffee for 1 year! Woohoo!

Check back often for more fun giveaways! If you have an idea for a giveaway or conversation starter, let us know by sending an email with 'Idea' in the subject line to christi AT lifesongfororphans DOT org.



Orphan's Table... and winners!

Experiences impact us more deeply than words.

For Orphan Sunday share a meal eaten by orphans around the world with your family, small group or church.

As you eat with the orphan, make this a time of reflection and prayer as well.

When you request The Orphan's Table from, you will be shipped:

  • An easy-to-cook package - the same food provided to feed orphans worldwide (instructions included)
  • And Orphan Sunday Prayer and Discussion Guide to help you make the most of this experience. 

Cool, eh?!  Check out to find out more!


And now the moment so MANY of you have been waiting for... 

First of all, the winner of the Choisi flower pins was Jessica Miner Carpenter... twice!

Secondly... we would like to introduce the Grand Prize winner of 2 tickets to Together for Adoption, a one night stay in a hotel AND airfare to Phoenix, AZ...

Drawn by our very own president, Gary W Ringger:

Wow, Jessica Miner Carpenter, it's YOUR day!  Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who participated.  This has been fun!

Jessica, you can contact to collect your winnings!



It's coming!

I absolutely love this video put together for Orphan Sunday, coming up November 6th (which will be here before we know it... Can you believe we're halfway through July!?!)  I hope you enjoy it too!

Orphan Sunday 2011 from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.


If you're interested in participating in Orphan Sunday this year or you just want to know a little more about it check out their website HERE.