Beginning as a conversation with the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) in Gwinnett County, GA in the fall of 2012, Live the Promise, launched as a desire to discover how Promise686 might work with area churches to recruit and support 100 new foster families in the 3 years. As we began to research other ministries around the country with similar goals, we came across 111project in Oklahoma City. There simple strategy of asking every church to have at least one foster family resonated with our belief that every church should have an orphan care and foster care ministry. In January of 2013, Promise686 hosted a group of Gwinnett pastors through Unite! to discuss foster care and the role of churches. To our delight, 10 churches stepped up to join us, and Live the Promise was born.

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