This year, World Orphans/Vulnerable Children's Day falls on Monday, November 11. In addition to this, the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be observing Sabbath November 16 as World Orphans/Vulnerable Children's Sabbath. Below are some especially prepared adverts/graphics that may be used on social media to promote the day, and also a sermon written by Stepan Avakov, director of the Adoption Support Center in Russia. Please feel free to use these resources to observe this special day in your church.

Resources for World Orphans/Vulnerable Children's Sabbath, November 16, 2019:

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