The Art and Science of Cheesemaking

by Linda Freeman After a very busy weekend at Trinity Church’s Girlfriends Conference 2017, I got on an airplane and flew out to Walla Walla, Washington with my friends, professional chefs, Donna Caudill and Grace Low to visit Monteillet Fromagerie. Founded by Pierre-Louis and Joan Monteillet 20 years ago, Monteillet Fromagerie was the first farmstead artisanal cheese facility in the Walla Walla Valley of Southeastern Washington. This visit is the first stop on our journey to Cambodia this month to continue work on the Eco-farming project with Cambodian Care Ministries. I met Joan Monteillet by phone in September 2016 after…

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Bee-ing Hopeful in 2017

by Linda Freeman 2016 was an amazing year filled with new ideas, opportunity, adventure, and victory, as well as unexpected challenges and disappointments. Yet, throughout the year, God continued to provide a clear thread of hope, goodness, and powerful collaboration with both old and new partners. Some of the highlights of this year include the growth of the Children of Inmates program, an August 2016 mission trip to Cambodia, joining the Board of Directors of Map International, and becoming a certified beekeeper. Children of Inmates has completed its 470th Bonding Visit to a Florida Department of Corrections Correctional Institution since its…

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Making a Difference in a Child’s Life

Merry Christmas Friend! This year has flown by, and we feel so blessed that you have shared your time, prayers, and resources with Peacemakers as we work to reach out to the children and families in Miami. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of the children who live in poverty in our community. No child should ever have to do without food, shelter, or safety or worry about what their life will be like in the next few days. You can help us change their lives! It’s easy for each of us to say child poverty...Read More

Powered by Compassion

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer In August we traveled to Cambodia on a humanitarian mission trip with a group of twenty people from Trinity Church, Miami, Florida. Our primary goal was to provide a mobile medical clinic for the children who attend Cambodian Care Ministries’ Light of Future Schools. There are now three Light of Future Schools with a total enrollment of approximately 500 children. We utilized medications provided by MAP International and provided the children with a pair of shoes fromThe Shoe That Grows. Over…

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Hope Jam 2016

WILL YOU HELP US BRING HOPE TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES? I was thinking recently about the difference between prosperity and wealth. I thought back to my experiences in life, and what I have seen in the lives of others. If financial blessing is interpreted as WEALTH, it usually evolves into a “Here’s How I Made This Happen for Myself” situation. We, as Christians, know that kind of thinking is wrong, but it’s what happens when we think of ourselves as wealthy. On the other hand, if financial blessing is interpreted as PROSPERITY, that word has more of a spiritual connotation...Read More

Children of Inmates is Bringing Families Together

On December 21 and 22, 2015, Children of Inmates program facilitated bonding visits that involved approximately 1,000 children, caregivers, staff, and servant leaders. 370 inmates received a visit! This was our largest bonding visit event since the first COI bonding visit 8.5 years ago! Your support helps us bring Peace and Joy to children and families in Miami.  

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Building a Foundation in Harlem

We are encouraged more and more every day as members of our community join our Trinity Harlem and Peacemakers team to serve our city! With our various Interest and Team Meetings, we have been able to add more than 65 people to our launch team. As we establish ourselves in Harlem, we have felt a tremendous call to reach out to those in our neighborhood to make a lasting impact on their life in sustainable ways. Every Saturday we spend time at the St. Nicholas Project Playground where our team facilitates basketball and activities, and hands out water and Gatorade...Read More
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Minimize Obstacles Every Moment

I’ve learned some important lessons from being a mother over the years. When raising four active boys, you have to be prepared for anything. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that preparing for everything is impossible, without the right help. “Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, he remains faithful to us and will help us, for he cannot disown us who are part of himself, and he will always carry out his promises to us.” 2 Tim 2:13 Big shots are only ‘little shots’ that kept on shooting! Keep going. Rich and...Read More

Serving Our Community through AmeriCorps

Peacemakers thrives on helping, loving, and serving the people of our community. It is the vision of the church and the heart of our service to help people reach their fullest potential. To attain that vision, we partner with many organizations and non-profits to help facilitate life transformation. Here’s an update on what the staff of Peacemakers Family Center (PFC) has been up to in the past week. Trinity Church has partnered with Volunteer Florida for 10 years, as a grantee organization, to serve the Miami-Dade County community. When Trinity first began its commitment to serve our community through AmeriCorps,...Read More

Spring into Love & Hope

We are so excited about what God is doing at Peacemakers! In the first three months of this year, we’ve taken time to reflect on how lives are changing in our community, and we are amazed at the differences we see! Thanks to your support, volunteers and staff at Peacemakers are able to fight against poverty and hopelessness every day. We do this by bringing Jesus’ Love and Hope to individuals and families in practical and meaningful ways. Your support helps us: Provide Food to hungry children and families through the Peacemakers Food Pantry. What a joy to see the...Read More