Greetings brothers and sisters in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Orphan Sunday and its sister observance, Stand Sunday, are your opportunity to be a torchbearer for orphans around the world and in your community.  By celebrating God’s heart for the orphan, you can reveal the Gospel through adoption and/or local or global orphan ministries. Orphan Sunday has grown from the idea of a small church in Zambia to an awakening of churches worldwide. Stand Sunday calls the church to serve foster children.  Through these observances, we have gathered a team and resources to help you. Our goal is to  provide a place where clergy from all Christian denominations and non-denominational churches may find appropriate information, resources and  assistance in understanding and launching this call in your congregations. Below you will find some of the resources we believe will help you understand the meaning and power of this work.  Many more are available on our Resources page.  We are here to serve you in any way, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.


Pastor David Arruda

International Director of Pastoral Outreach

–  Frequently Asked Questions

–  Bible Study on God’s Heart for the Orphan

–  Sermon Resources (see More Resources)

How Orphan Ministry Saved a Dying Church

SBC Resolution (June 2009)

Orphan Care Proposal for Wesleyan Church

United Methodist Resolution on Crisis of the Orphans

We appreciate the efforts of these individuals who serve in an advisory capacity as our Denominational Representatives.  They are available to help regarding high level denominational questions.

To volunteer as a denominational representative, please contact:

First NameLast NameEmailDenomination Representing
EricPortereric@porterteam.orgAssemblies of God
EleanorJohnsonmulticultural@cafo.orgRoman Catholic Southern Baptist
David Arrudaarruda@cafo.orgUnited Methodist
BrandalynMusialbrandalyn.musial@gmail.comSalvation Army