Loving beyond opportunity

With approximately 4,000 children in the South Carolina foster care system, there is an overwhelming need for licensed foster parents.  This process depends on people who are willing to open their homes to these children in their time of need.  Foster parents are not superheroes or “extra spiritual,” they are ordinary people who open their homes and hearts to serve others. 

Not everyone is called or equipped to become a foster parent, and that’s ok!  But foster parenting is not the only way to help foster children – every foster family needs consistent and specific support in order to thrive. 


Connie Maxwell provides licensing and training for only Christian foster families in South Carolina.  God’s love is shared with the children in these foster homes.


Connie Maxwell partners with churches in South Carolina to assist in ministering to and supporting the foster families.  How can we help???  Often, new foster children arrive in the home around supper time with no extra clothes or personal supplies.  Connie Maxwell asks churches to provide gift cards to Target, Walmart or Old Navy (to purchase clothes or personal supplies), any fast food (for supper upon arrival – they love pizza!) or Starbucks/Dunkin (for breakfast the morning after arrival). 


FBC, Camden, will be collecting $10 gift cards  between May 28 – June 30.  Please put in the envelopes at the Operation Christmas Child collection bins.

Congratulations First Baptist for being CLC's Community Partner of the Month. FBC members donated monthly snacks and coffee bar items for the teachers; Chick-fil-a gift cards for the monthly Golden Apple Teachers and Staff; also supplying the monthly Birthday Table with cupcakes and ice cream.