If God has given you a heart for orphans you know how Biblical it is to have an orphan ministry in your church. The problem is that a lot of times churches and other Christians don't understand it yet or haven't researched God's heart for the orphan.
If your in a large church a lot of times you feel like there is just so much red tape and how could you ever break through all that.
I know how frustrating it can be. We spent 3 years trying to pull ours together and it is still very much a work in progress. I will say that a lot of this time we got tired of fighting (Satan just loves that doesn't he?) and just got busy doing other things.
We found a way though to push our ministry through by starting a blog. We found out that because we were a ministry we could post the link in the bulletin. This is how we have found our voice for now. I also just had another adoptive mom email me last night saying that after we did it she ask her church if she could (she has also been fighting forever) start a blog and they ask why she hadn't done is sooner.
Please, please if you have felt like your in an uphill battle to get your ministry going (OK, more like the biggest mountain ever) ask your church if you can start a blog and post it in your bulletin. Don't forget that even though it's seems like a huge battle you are fighting for God and for the over 147 million orphans out there.
It's time we take a stand and churches get involved and learn about God's heart for the orphan.
Go make that call!
PS I want to thank our church very much for being supportive of our blog!!!