The Right People are Key, Not Money
I get many questions on this website from loving people who want to start an orphanage. By far, their greatest want is money to start an orphanage. In another post, I advised that it’s better to start an orphan ministry with other people that have the same passion than to do it alone.You may say, “But I don’t have anyone to join me.” That’s a good response. But realize that in many cases, the success of the organization you start depends on having the right people early. It may take time, but pray and work hard to find them.
This website gets over one thousand two hundred people visiting each month who want to start and orphanage and serve God. This is a good place for these people to connect. Instead of staring an orphanage alone, you can connect with the right people that have the same passion and are compatible with you. People who are willing to fight and die with you and also share the control and power with you. Look at it this way. In a military, what is more important? Having money or having high technology or having the right people? It’s having the right people. You must first have the right people before money or technology can matter. Many people don’t want to start an organization with others who are co-founders because they are afraid and want to maintain control. That’s a bad, selfish and often ungodly decision. I advise seeking God’s face and asking him to give you people. Watch this video by leadership expert Jim Collins and see how he articulates the same point.