I am a student of the Diaconate. Whether or not this leads to ordination is up to God and the Bishop, however I am moving forward with service. I do not want to delve too much into depth here; but my idea was to speak with already established ministries in another State and work to bring it where I am at. My main concerns are, of course, getting the message out, but also financial. Is there an already established Orthodox network of funders who are just chomping at the bit to donate to a worthy cause organized by Orthodox Christians? I would love if I could also make a living out of doing this as I know it would be time consuming and I would not be able to spread myself too thin and still be an "adequate" father to my child.