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Updated: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:17:50 EST

ORPHAN SUNDAY-STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN Christian singer supports Orphan Sunday FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of churches will observe Orphan Sunday this weekend, encouraging Christians to consider adopting or otherwise supporting needy children. Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth Chapman have adopted three little girls from China. One died in a tragic accident, but he says his family wouldn't have been complete without them. The Chapmans' ministry, Show Hope, offers guidance to prospective adoptive parents who may face unexpected challenges. That's because some orphans have been abused, neglected or traumatized by the loss of their biological families. Steven Curtis Chapman says parenting any child is sure to bring both joy and heartbreak, but caring for orphans is a way the Bible says Christians can show themselves faithful to the God who adopted them into His family. Online: http://showhope.org/ Sound: 282-a-15-(Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian singer and adoptive parent, in AP interview)-"and our life"-Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman says he and his wife adopted Shaohannah, the first of their three adopted daughters from China, 13 years ago. (31 Oct 2013) <

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