Orphan Sunday

Don't forget the un-adopted.  Be their light.
A Christian Alliance for Orphans Initiative

Will you be their light this Orphan Sunday?

Orphan Sunday started in a small church in Zambia in 2002. Today, churches throughout the world recognize Orphan Sunday and advocate for orphans across the globe and to celebrate the heart of God for orphans. 

Every Sunday can be Orphan Sunday.  Join us and be THEIR light. We ask that you PRAY for these children and those that care for them, these have been incredibly challenging times, SHARE information about their basic survival needs building awareness of this crisis and that you GIVE as generously as you are able, to help care for these children. We have free  digital resources to help you get involved, whether you are a church, individual or community, so be sure to email us for materials. 

YOU can help us turn this one day into a movement that goes beyond just one day.  Here’s why:

  • It is estimated that there are 153 million orphans worldwide—it is a crisis. If they were a nation, they would be the 9th largest nation in the world, larger than the populations of Russia, Japan and Mexico.  
  • The reality is that 99% of these children will never be adopted.  Most organizations focus on solving the orphan crisis with adoption and prevention---both ideal options. Haven of Hope focuses on the one's left behind.  Existing foster/orphan care homes often struggle to provide even the basic necessities—food, a bed and a roof—let alone the tools to help these forgotten children thrive as adults in the future. This is why we do the work we do and this is why we need you.

How you can help

Here's how you can be THEIR Light


In 2015, there were 140 million orphans worldwide. In four years 13 million more children became orphans. These children have a destiny to fulfill and desperately need our prayers. 

We believe in the power of prayer and ask you to pray for them like you pray for your own children.  Consider inspiring others by posting your prayers on our Facebook page and on Orphan Sunday set aside time for Intercessory Prayer.


Raise awareness by sharing the facts of this crisis with families, friends, colleagues. Help to make this one day of advocacy the start of something greater. Invite communities you are involved with to be a part of the solution by supporting one of our programs.

Invite your friends and communities to this page and watch our live event video where we sent a message to the children and staff, THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.  Share your story and tag it #BeTheLight #OrphanSunday. 


Every Sunday can be Orphan Sunday join our Family of Hope for these children left behind by making a monthly pledge.  You can provide stability with ongoing support, no matter how small.  A donation of $15.00 can provide an orphan food for a week.  $1500 provides for technology for the entire orphanage, enabling education, telehealth and trauma care training. This year more than ever the children need your help. Take the first step and Take a LOVE Offering to Benefit the Orphans.

Orphan Sunday Resources

8.5x11" Flyer (Spanish)

Spanish Orphan Sunday


Orphan Sunday Social Media


Orphan Sunday 2020