Friday, April 1, 2011

Network Gathering for So Cal Church Adoption/Orphan Care Leaders

Susan and I represented All Blessings Intl. Adoptions at The Grove Church, Riverside's Adoption Service

Susan, her daughter Julia and me ministering to a young mom at the government orphanage in El Salvador

Last year God placed a vision in my heart. I began to talk with my close friend Susan Clark about my idea, and it resonated with her as well. Susan and I have both been blessed to help "birth" adoption/orphan care ministries in our church communities. We have both learned a lot and both have a lot to learn! I am amazed at how God continues to connect me with other leaders who are passionate about caring for orphans. Many churches are starting adoption/orphan care ministries and I have sensed the need to launch a network for other leaders who need in encouragement in sharing this vision in their faith communities.

Susan and I will be attending The Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Kentucky next month. I am so thrilled to be able to network with other church leaders and to learn from their mistakes and successes. We will be attending seminars on topics such as adoption fundraising, building church adoption grants, leading church adoption/orphan care ministries, etc. I know that I have a lot to learn!

We are excited to share our vision and will host our first network on Monday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Mimi's Cafe, Tustin (17231 E. 17th Street off the 55 fwy). Feel free to email Jenni for more information at and stay tuned for more!!!

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