Church and State? Yes!
Bishop Aaron Blake and eight other church leaders from Texas testified before a committee of the Texas legislature on September 30th. The pastors explained the Biblical mandate of the church, which is to care for widows and orphans, and how each of the churches they lead are caring for children in foster care, aging out of foster care, and/or providing services to at-risk families.
By the end of their testimonies, it was evident a close partnership had developed between child welfare and the faith community to care for children and families in their communities throughout the state of Texas. The representatives on the committee encouraged the partnership between the church and state and desire both continuing and expanding it.
You can watch this session HERE>> (their testimonies begin at the 7:00 marker)