Orphan Sunday

Sunday, November 7, 2021

What is Orphan Sunday?

In 2003, during the height of the AIDS crisis, a Zambian pastor pleaded for his congregation to care for the AIDS orphans in their community, and they responded with overwhelming generosity. The movement spread, and in time, it reached the United States where the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) began promoting Orphan Sunday in the U.S. Today, hundreds of churches around the world unite on the second Sunday of November to remember the orphan and to encourage their people to care for them in Christ’s name.

Why should my church partner with GlobalFingerprints on Orphan Sunday?

The Bible instructs God’s people to care for orphans and the poor. Child sponsorship is one simple way your church can respond, and it connects you with God’s Kingdom-building work around the world. Your prayers and financial support will transform the lives of children. Sponsored children receive proper educational, nutritional and medical care. Most importantly, children learn about Jesus and are connected to a local church.

How can my church participate?

Globalfingerprints Show


a GlobalFingerprints video.

Globalfingerprints Encourage


your congregation to sponsor children.

Globalfingerprints Staff a Table

Staff a table

 in your building to answer questions and register interested sponsors.

Globalfingerprints Run a Campaign

Run a campaign

to sponsor large numbers of children.

Globalfingerprints Appoint Someone

Appoint someone

in the congregation to coordinate the event.

What will GlobalFingerprints provide?

We provide a suite of digital materials to help you promote your Orphan Sunday Event. On our resource page, you will find a downloadable video, sample announcement, background slides bulletin inserts, and more.

By registering to host an Orphan Sunday Event, you will also receive an Orphan Sunday Kit Box two weeks prior to Orphan Sunday. This box contains GlobalFingerprints t-shirts, stickers, brochures, and more.  

To partner with us for Orphan Sunday, register at the link below.