Orphan Sunday is our opportunity to be torchbearers for orphans around the world and our communities. By celebrating God’s heart for the orphan, one can reveal the Gospel orphan ministries. Orphan Sunday has grown from the idea of a small church in Zambia to an awakening of churches worldwide. Churches throughout the world will be celebrating Orphan Sunday tomorrow.
BY Mandida Gusha
This is a campaign that originated in Zambia and honours children without parents and adults that adopt or help orphans in many ways.
The concept of Orphan Sunday began in a small community church in Zambia. A Zambian preacher called members of his church to care for orphans in the local community, which had been ravaged by HIV/Aids and poverty. However, as the service ended, congregation members stepped forward with money, food and other goods some even taking off their own shoes and placing them in the offering basket for orphans.
Some took tomatoes, cabbages and anything that they had to support orphans and those who look after orphans. You too can be part of this in your own special way you know of orphans in your community just go there and help out, you can go with a bar of soap, second hand clothes, bread, or just a few kind words to those looking after orphans and provide that moral support. It does not need one to give a big offering but let your heart lead you and help those orphans and strengthen those who look after orphans. That is true religion.