Our hearts are full of gratitude and joy to see how Orphan Sunday and Stand Sunday reached into every corner of the world in 2021. This year took special significance also as we commemorated the 20th observance of this call to the Church to care for vulnerable children..
(2021 Participating Countries)
Orphan Sunday was celebrated in many countries/regions for the first time this year — including Hong Kong, Kosovo, and The Gambia — bringing the number of countries in which Orphan Sunday was observed to 121. Each year we collaborate with international partners to translate OS content — this year adding Lithuanian, Finnish, Turkish, Armenian, Uzbek, Tajiki, Kazakh, Mongolian, and Cantonese.
Our favorite stories are always those of individual children impacted. This praise report out of South Dakota caught our attention as it shows the power of a single Orphan Sunday observance. A young pastor at a local church was tasked with planning the service, never…