Mansion Sunday, November 6, is a special day, set aside in conjunction with “National Orphan Sunday,” that specifically focuses on Tupelo Children’s Mansion.
While a few of the children at TCM are orphans, in the truest sense, many of them could be referred to as “social orphans,” in that one or both of their parents may be alive but are no longer fulfilling their parental duties (e.g., drug addicts who are separated from their children with little chance of reunion, parents who are sick or abusive or who—for other reasons—have abandoned or largely neglected their children).
Tupelo Children’s Mansion is “pure religion” in action, the fulfillment of James 1:27—becoming the hands of God to the most vulnerable of our society, the fatherless.
It really is amazing how much God cares for orphans. The Lord said to His people in Jeremiah 7:6-7, “If you do not oppress the fatherless…then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your forefathers.” God was letting us know that if we want to keep our “Promise Land” privileges, we need to take care of the orphans. Evidently, God took this very seriously.
Since this is such a big deal to God, I’m asking you to consider making Mansion Sunday a big deal at your church. On November 6, or on another Sunday in November, please do three things: 1) Inspire your congregation with the “pure religion” mission of the Mansion, 2) Pray for the children and the staff, and 3) Receive a special offering to bless the work at TCM.
God’s plan for us is to see the need, hear the call and open our arms. That’s what Mansion Sunday is all about—taking a designated time to pause in the rush of our lives to help make a difference in the life of a child.
Please join with supporters across North America and feature Mansion Sunday on November 6. Send your designated offering to Mansion Sunday, PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802, or donate online at mansionkids.org.