This is but one of the many areas where Bishop Charles E. Blake and I share common ground, and a common passion. A man of God, and a practical man of action who likes to "build" things, Bishop Blake is a leader for the 21st century…and deserves this honor and many, many more.

June_05_389_5Last night me and my sweetie had the distinct pleasure of joining more than 1,000 people, from Los Angeles and around the country, in honoring one of our own, Bishop Charles E. Blake, and his lovely and charming wife, Mrs. Mae "she can dress" Blake (okay, that last editorial was my own), along with their three devoted children, Kimberly, Lawrence and Charles. It was a magical evening, honoring a man, on a mission (serving others), of substance.

The evening of honors marked the 20th year of dedicated service by Bishop Blake for the First Jurisdiction of Southern California (covering more than 250 churches) for the Church of God in Christ.  Possibly Bishop and Mae Blake’s greatest legacy yet is before them, …in their work in Africa.

Through the Pan African Children’s Fund they created Save Africa’s Children, an organization that provides financial and material needs to organizations helping children in Africa, by working to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Under Bishop Blake’s leadership the organization has helped more than 30,000 children and 180 orphanages on the African continent.

Bravo Bishop and Mae Blake, bravo….

Onward, with HOPE,

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