Sunday, November 8, 2009

Orphan Sunday

Lift the orphans of the world in prayer today please! November is Adoption Awareness Month, and Nov. 8 is designated as Orphan Sunday. For several years now I have had a link in my "Making an Impact" section for Cry of the Orphan. Today, at 4 pm Central there will be a live webcast from Nashville. I hope some of you will get a chance to tune in. Visit the link to find out more, as well as which cable channel you might tune into.

The 2009 Cry of the Orphan Awareness Campaign marks the fourth annual unified campaign to heighten awareness of the plight of the millions of orphans around the world. The scope of this problem is too big for any one person or organization to solve. In the midst of this crisis, organizations from around the world are joining forces to make a difference.

The Cry of the Orphan campaign is sponsored by Hope for Orphans (a ministry of FamilyLife), Show Hope, and Focus on the Family. Together, we desire to communicate that “YOU are God’s Plan for the Orphan” – each of us with our own role to play in caring for His children.

The concert will be broadcast LIVE via webcast and satellite, more info below. Also, will have the full event available on their site in HD starting Friday evening, Nov 13th.

Through excellent music and the sharing of the heart of God, we hope to give a megaphone to the cries of the millions of orphans around the world. Other guests include Geoff Moore and the Children of the World Choir.

Locations with high speed internet access will be able to view the concert remotely via the web. There is no fee for the webcast or the satellite broadcast. The broadcast will be a mixture of both musical performance and the sharing of the heart of God, and it will be appropriate for all audiences.

I will never forget how a television concert in 2001 spurned me to start searching the internet for a child to adopt. I don't believe it was "Cry of the Orphan" at that time, but it was a concert during November to promotion adoption. Celine Dion was the host. I had to reach for the tissue a number of times!

One thing led to another, and eight years later I am as blessed as any mother could be with the joyful presence of Abby in our family.

Not everyone is called to adopt, but each and every one of us can make an impact! I firmly believe that. If you are interested in becoming involved, please see other links on my blog - especialy for McKallies Home of Future and Hope. Perhaps you know a family in the process of adopting. I will be honest - it is extremely expensive. Many families desire to adopt but do not because they cannot afford to. If you know of someone in the process, surprise them with a donation to their adoption fund.

Give a little piece of your heart - together we can make a difference, one child at time.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

I have a cyber friend who adopted a beautiful little girl, she posted about this too. I am posting a link to your blog in response so she and others will be able to see your info on the events.