Our partnership with Calvary Church in Irving means so much to us with LSS-Foster In Texas, but especially to those of us working in North Texas. Daniel Elizondo, our FIT recruiter for the Metroplex, has been working with Calvary for the last several months to recruit and support foster families from their congregation. And what a heart Calvary has for foster care!
Calvary has made it possible for FIT families beginning their journeys to becoming foster parents to attend training sessions and support events right at their home church. This gives them a built-in support system and a convenient and welcoming setting to receive training and have their questions answered as they come up.
Calvary contacted Daniel a few months before Easter and let us know that they planned to donate 10 percent of their undesignated gifts on Easter Sunday at their Irving, Arlington, and online campuses to FIT. This was great news … and an awesome blessing!
Daniel and I attended services on Easter weekend when the pastors made an appeal, and then we returned last weekend to thank the congregation and receive their generous gift of … drum roll … more than $10,000!
This wonderful gift will be used for things like school uniforms, clothing, outings and special events for foster children, and specialized family training.
To Calvary Church, our deepest thanks for your support, generosity, and partnership, as we provide help, healing and hope in the name of Jesus Christ, to the foster children we are blessed to serve.
For additional information about the LSS Foster In Texas program, call 877-747-8110 or visit www.fosterintexas.org.