The observance of "Orphan Sunday" is not an "Event" for Crossroads Compassion Project. It is just another Sunday. Orphan care is a way of life for us. It is who we are and what we do. Please take some time to consider the plight of orphans living in today's world and ask yourself this question...
"What am I going to do about this?"
"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."
David Platt ~ From the book Radical
The seeds of Orphan Sunday come as a gift from the church in Africa, through a Zambian pastor’s passionate call to care for orphans in a community that had been ravaged by AIDS and poverty. Members of the church faced deep needs themselves. But as the service ended, one after another stepped forward with money, food, and other goods – some even taking off their own shoes and placing them in the offering for orphans.
In 2009, the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) began providing united leadership to make Orphan Sunday a catalyst for awareness and year-round action worldwide. Today, churches and organizations around the world observe Orphan Sunday annually.