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Tower of Refuge commemorates Orphan Sunday

The Tower of Refuge church in Maun was part of the fifty thousand churches around the world which commemorated Orphan Sunday which comes on the second Sunday of November every year as a way of engaging the church in caring for orphans.

In her opening remarks, Pastor Beauty Bogwasi said that as the church they decided to join other churches around the world in commemorating the Orphan Sunday to recognize and show love to orphans. She said that the church’s role is not only to preach the good news to orphans that God loves and cares for, but to also show them love and care.


Pastor Bogwasi continued to say that the church should sow the fruits of faith as the Bible prescribes as well as the fruits of kindness and goodness to orphans. She further said that as the church they commemorate Orphan Sunday every year as a way of showing love to the orphans.


One of the guest speakers for the day, Ruby Johnston who is the President of International Leadership and Development Center (ILDC) and is also the Founder of LAMb International told the congregation the brief history of the origins of the commemorations of the Orphan Sunday.


According to Johnston Orphan Sunday started in a small church in Zambia in 2002 by Pastor Billiance Chondwe who is now the President of Together Africa Without Orphans (TOWA). During that time, she recounted, a visiting American visitor witnessed Chondwe giving ther message on caring for orphans and watched as people donated to his cause. The American, Gary Schneider was so touched that when he returned to the United States he spread the message to organizations there and in 2003, their commemorations began.


Johnston further said that there are over 153 million orphans around the world and that research shows that if children who are orphans grow up without love and care from the society, only one third of them will be successful in life. The question, she suggested, should be “what will happen to the two thirds who are not successful?”


“As the church, we can be their families and we have to know that children need families and not orphanages. If each one of us can adopt a child, then we will not have orphans. What we need to do on Orphan Sunday is to pray for all orphans, feed the orphans, foster a child, adopt a child, mentor an orphan and help a family who received an orphan and people all across the world will join the hearts and minds today to recognize orphans,” said Johnston.


Naledi Seitsang, who is the Tower of Refugee Orphans’ Coordinator, said currently they have fourteen orphaned chilren from five families that the church is supporting. She said that the social worker at Sanyedi ward in Maun helped them to identify the orphans.
“We do not want children to be in orphanages because we want them to have families, that’s why we do not have an orphanage in the church. We pick the children on Sunday and spend the whole day with them in our church and we preach the good news to them, play with them and share with them what God has provided for us for the day.”


In an interview with WeekendLif,  Ruby said that the importance of commemorating the day was to raise awareness of orphans’ situations, to connect the church to the orphans so that orphans can be served by the church and find families.

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