Friday, November 5, 2010

Orphan Sunday

So I saw on our friends Nathan and Cydil Waggoner's blog that this Sunday is National Orphan Sunday. I know that this is dear to their hearts due to the fact that they have adopted two beautiful, precious children from Albania. But when I saw the link on their blog, it tugged at my heart as well for entirely different reasons.

If you don't know already, Uganda is home to roughly 2.5 million orphans. Many of these children live in Northern Uganda and have lost their families due to the rebellion of the Lord's Resistance Army. Roughly half of those 2.5 million orphans lost their parents to AIDS. 

This Sunday, Orphan Sunday, would you join us in praying the words of psalm 82, asking God to

3Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
4Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked."