Our mission is to mobilize and serve churches and families to meet the needs of orphans and foster children, locally and abroad. Specifically, Promise686 is a ministry that assists families and churches who care for vulnerable children by providing financial assistance, community support, and adoptive and foster care related education. Promise686 strives to fulfill the promise that “God sets the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6).
Promise686 aids in international and domestic adoption though the provision of matching grants to qualifying families. We live out our mission in the foster care realm through our initiative, Live the Promise. Live the Promise was established to grow the base of foster families and to support these foster families through a local volunteer Care Community. This Care Community provide meals, babysitting, transportation and respite care. The project started with a simple concept: If every church commits at least one family to fostering a child, every foster child in Georgia will have a home. Working with Promise686, churches raise awareness in their congregations, direct families to receive training, and build volunteer Care Communities around them.
For many churches, the start of “orphan-care” ministry is addressing local needs in foster care. Our desire is that every church, whether assisting vulnerable children locally or abroad, would engage in God’s work to “set the lonely in families.”