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Two weeks ago, we enthusiastically announced that Stephens County became the first active county in Oklahoma. Interest in the CarePortal continues to grow, and Pima County in Arizona has formally initiated a pilot program between area churches and the Arizona Department of Child Safety.
The Tucson-based Arizona Daily Star also announced the beginning of the partnership between local churches and child welfare agencies. The paper reported that the “department hopes to make use of the technology in Maricopa County and across the state.” Furthermore, the CarePortal “has already been included in the department’s strategic plan for fiscal year 2016.” We’re ecstatic to watch how the churches of Arizona respond to the needs of children and families in their community.
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As stated in the article, Arizona Department of Child Safety manager Pauline Machiche commented, “Tucson is a big city with a small town philosophy, and so there is a true sense of community and a true desire to help.” Her observation reflects the calling on the church: to be a unified body. To be the light of the world. To be a city on a hill. To be community.
The vision remains the same: every church doing a little. The child welfare agency can be transformed if every church simply chooses to get involved. What we may find, though, is another result. As we tie our hearts to those who are in need, we may discover transformation, too.
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