Posts Tagged 'orphan ministries'

~David Avilla: How to Jump Start a Church Orphan Care Ministry


How to Jump Start a Church Orphan Care Ministry…

David Avilla, Executive Director of Advocate for Orphans is an approved member of the Registry of California Adoption Facilitators and is not considered an adoption agency.  This registry was passed by lawmakers in 2006 and was funded to commence operations in 2008.

The focus of our organization is to advocate on behalf of orphaned children, promote the positive impact of adoption with American families, and provide opportunity for families to interact with these children through seasonal orphan hosting programs throughout the United States.

Our program is well suited for any church to implement.  Having orphans visit your area allows for invaluable service opportunities for your church members.  Active participation inspires others to catch your vision for caring for the orphan.

Advocate for Orphans is currently planning for three groups of Ukrainian orphans to visit the U.S. – arriving in the last week of December 2009.  Maybe your church could become a Host Site!  For program locations and other information, please click here or contact David Avilla, Executive Director at

Since 2007, Advocate for Orphans has been able to receive tax deductible contributions through Congressional District Programs.  Click here for more information.  Congressional District Programs has been recognized for some time as a 501(c)3 charity by the I.R.S.

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