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

Inspiring Dads with KidPower2015

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Ten years ago, when I sat around a table with Shellie Solomon, Yvonne Sawyer, and Kate Witte brainstorming about how we could help children who had an incarcerated parent, we had no idea how our concept would become Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI). COI has served more than 2,500 children in the State of Florida, since our first strategy meeting. Every quarter, COI takes children and their caregivers to visit their incarcerated parents. The COI Bonding Trip is COI’s...Read More

Inspiring Moms with KidPower2015

Something very special happened on our Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) Bonding Trip at Lowell Correctional Institution. In our group of seventy (70) children, caregivers, staff and volunteers were three children who hadn’t seen their mother in seven months. They had traveled down from Jacksonville, Florida with their grandmother who had been acting as their guardian. The baby had been born in prison and had been quickly removed to live with his grandmother. This was the first time he had ever met his mother. This was the first time his mother had ever met him. The bicycle generator project opened...Read More

KidPower2015’s Kinetic Energy

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” ~ Daniel Goleman While on our fifth and final day of Children of Inmates, Inc. (COI) Spring Bonding Visits at Everglades Correctional Institution, I realized that our KidPower2015 Earth Day Project had truly released kinetic energy. According to Live Science’s website: “Kinetic energy is the energy of mass in motion. The kinetic energy of an object is the energy it has because of its motion.” The kinetic energy we set in motion as we brought this project to life was the kinetic energy of:...Read More