Orphan Sunday

As many of you know, my family has been enduring the process of international adoption for over a year and a half now. Finally, it is coming to a close (more on that later). One fact I've been awakened to throughout this process is that Americans are quite out of touch with the world reality of orphans; there are billions of orphaned children across the world. In the United States, while some foster situations aren't the greatest, even these, compared to true orphanages, look like great situations. The truth is, the U.S. has no such thing as a "true" orphanage! This is a good thing, indeed but I wonder if it has also blinded us to the fact that there are so many orphans across the world.

Sadly, tomorrow is Orphan Sunday all around the world and I've only been able to find one church in the Lexington, KY area that even recognizes this!!! While that is good, even that church has given the event 2nd place recognition by holding it at 6pm on a Sunday night. I just wonder if we are taking the command to care for the "orphans" seriously or not and if this is representative of our answer? Regardless, if anyone knows of a congregation in the Lexington area that will be recognizing this on Sunday morning, please, let me know because I'd love to attend. For more on this event, go to: http://www.christian-alliance-for-orphans.org/

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