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Grounded - Foster Care

James 1:27 — Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. We are called to seek out orphans and widows with a deep concern and clear commitment to care for their physical and spiritual needs. In the state of Georgia, there are 11,000 children in foster care who need to hear Christ’s love revealed through the gospel. There are only 3,000 homes available which means children are often moved far away from their community and school to other parts of the state, siblings are split up and older children are placed in group homes.

At Christ Church, Presbyterian, our Faith Family has partnered with Promise 686 to establish Volunteer Care Community teams who support local foster families with specific roles such as providing one meal per month, serving as a child mentor or providing occasional respite care. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Dessa Edwards at 706–627–9430 or dessa.edwards@gmail.com.

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