Buckner International is a ministry dedicated to the transformation and restoration of the lives they serve. It is a Christ-centered organization that delivers redemptive ministry to the most vulnerable from the beginning to the ending of life. To help achieve this mission, Buckner has joined Faith Fosters Texas, a Texas Baptists initiative aimed at addressing the foster-care crisis in Texas.
David Ummel is leading this new initiative. He is Buckner’s head of church and network relations for Faith Fosters Texas as they recruit, equip and provide support to churches ministering to vulnerable children and their families. The new initiative will either provide direct services or collaborate with appropriate bridge ministries in order to maximize resources and impact.
“What happens to children when they are suffering abuse and neglect grieves the heart of God,” Ummel explained. “As the Church, we need to respond to the biblical mandate to care for the fatherless and orphaned.”
When we give through the Cooperative Program, we support ministries like Buckner International as they care for vulnerable people in all stages of life. Let’s pray for David Ummel and Faith Fosters Texas as they help churches care for foster-care and adoptive families.