Orphan Sunday - a celebration and only the beginning

You have to see what our church, Newsong did on Orphan Sunday. At the end of the service, you’ll also see a 1-minute video from Brian and I at LAX. We are so privileged to share our journey with our entire church community! We were in Ethiopia, so we missed it. But I was reminded a million times, we were doing Orphan Sunday. AH! It was a day Newsong will remember for a long time. Amazing things were done in the service. Our kids at Newsong from 2 year olds through high school learned about God's heart for orphans and actually did a care project for local kids in foster care. Seeds were planted in our next generation that will last a lifetime! Who knows what God will harvest from those seeds?!?! All day throughout Newsong's hallways stories were told from those doing orphan care. Pictures were posted all over Newsong of those doing orphan care; each picture included the phrase "We are the Village..."

Then, 1 week later Newsong hosted an information meeting for all those who wanted to take a next step toward orphan care. People came who were interested in everything - foster care, domestic adoption, international adoption, supporting those in adoptions, mentoring kids in the system, foster care. It was amazing to see our foyer filled with people who are seriously responding to God's call to care for orphans. It was only the beginning. The best is yet to come...

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April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.