Orphan Sunday live webcast at SBTS

Communications Staff — November 5, 2009

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will feature a live webcast of the Orphan Sunday service in Nashville, Tenn., from 5-7 p.m., Nov. 8 in Heritage Hall. The event features speakers Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, and Dennis Rainey, president and cofounder of FamilyLife, as well as special music by Steven Curtis Chapman.

The event is designed to give a voice to the cries of millions of orphans around the world through music and speakers, according to the Orphan Sunday website.

“Orphan Sunday isn’t about charity; it’s about the mission of Christ,” said Russell D. Moore, senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the School of Theology at Southern. “I pray that every Gospel-transformed congregation will observe Orphan Sunday, calling all Christians to our mandate to image Christ by caring for his little brothers and sisters, the fatherless of the world.”

The event is sponsored by the Cry of the Orphan. The 2009 Cry of the Orphan Awareness Campaign marks the fourth annual unified campaign to heighten awareness of the plight of the millions of orphans around the world, according to the Orphan Sunday website.

The Cry of the Orphan campaign is sponsored by Hope for Orphans (a ministry of FamilyLife), Show Hope and Focus on the Family. The Cry of the Orphan and the Christian Alliance for Orphans partner together in the nationwide Orphan Sunday movement.

Other speakers at the event include Jedd Medefind (Christian Alliance for Orphans) and Sharen Ford (Colorado Division of Child Welfare Services). Geoff Moore and the Children of the World Choir will provide additional special music.

For more information, visit www.orphansunday.org.

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