Tragically millions of children all over the globe have become orphaned for many reasons: war, famine, displacement, disease, or poverty. Of more than 155 million children classified as orphans, 15.1 million have lost both parents. Throughout Scripture, God had expressed his concern by asking that His people show concern and care for orphans. He pictures Himself as “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation” (Psalms 68:5).
This year, the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be observing Sabbath November 20 as World Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s Sabbath. Below are some specially prepared materials including a poster, and appeal and a sermon. Please feel free to use these resources to promote and observe this special day in your church.