Energy is Life!

Linda Freeman It’s been a busy week! On Saturday, two of our KidPower2015 Earth Day Ambassadors, Annabelle and Destiny, took one of our new bikes out for a spin. This is one of the bikes that we will be using to construct the bicycle generators for the KidPower2015 Earth Day Project. This particular bike will travel across the State of Florida as a renewable energy learning activity on Children of Inmates (COI) Spring Bonding Visits at Florida Department of Corrections facilities. Annabelle and Destiny will be two of our spokespeople for the project and will lead our Skype conversation with...Read More

Embrace the Unexpected

Only a year ago, I was visiting New York City with Taylor over Valentine’s weekend. Walking through the snow and freezing weather of NYC, I fell in love with the beautiful city, although I was perfectly happy to escape the cold and fly back home to Florida. I’m a very calculated person. I like to have a plan and I like to follow it. Living in the northeast has never been a part of the plan. Yet, here I am, sitting in a coffee shop in Harlem, NYC in the dead of winter. We married on October 9, 2014 in...Read More

Hope Jam 2015

3rd ANNUAL HOPE JAM FAMILIES RECEIVE FREE FOOD, MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE, AND HOPE! Over 5,000 attended Hope Jam in 2014, even MORE expected in 2015! This year’s event will be a time of fun for the entire family! All who attend will receive free food, free groceries—including fresh produce, free medical and dental exams, haircuts, games, and a grocery give-away! Adults and children alike will enjoy the live entertainment, arts and crafts activities, bounce houses, and games. Hope Jam is a large-scale community outreach event presented by Trinity Church Peacemakers Family Center in partnership with Hand of Hope, a...Read More

Thank You For Christmas

1000 Gifts for 1000 Children was a huge success thanks to you! Every year we give away over a thousand Christmas presents to children in Miami, and every year we are blown away by the gratitude of the families served. In the communities we serve, the Christmas season isn’t full of joy, laughter, family, friends, candy canes, stockings, and presents. For many of the families we help, Christmas is almost non-existent. Because of you we change that for hundreds of children. Your continued generosity improves every aspect of families’ lives in Miami-Dade County, even Christmas. You help fathers provide gifts...Read More

Walking By Faith – Cambodia 2014

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (II Corinthians 5:7 NKJV) Walking by faith is an adventure! There is no script. There is no formula. There are no guarantees. Walking by faith requires abandonment to self and willingness to be led by God in new directions. Walking by faith may lead you into unexpected: Risk Favor Opportunity Relationships Emotions I can say these things with all certainty because this has been my faith and my experience as I followed the leading of God to Cambodia. Building a biogas digester system at Teen Challenge Cambodia (TCC) was a God idea...Read More
Champions Award

Champion Of Service Award!

Peacemakers was honored to receive the Champion of Service Award! The award recognizes organizations that meet the needs of Florida citizens through the use of volunteers. Governor Rick Scott presented the award, on behalf of the state of Florida, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet. Governor Scott said, “As the holiday season approaches, we are reminded of the importance of helping others and working to improve our communities. It is an honor to recognize Peacemakers for their selfless service to Floridians in need.” Peacemakers depends on volunteers and donors to provide services to our community. Peacemakers has been an...Read More

1000 Gifts For 1000 Children

The parents of many of the children in our community can’t afford to buy them a gift for Christmas. Many of the kids live in single-parent homes, have an incarcerated parent (children of inmates), or have an absentee father – all difficult situations for a child. Each year, Peacemakers has the opportunity to bless over 1,000 of these precious children from low-income homes. We bring the gift of HOPE to children and families in need. That hope can lead to lasting positive change in the community. The children who receive these gifts learn the true lesson of Christmas, selfless love....Read More

Crap Matters – Missions In Cambodia

Crap matters. Yes, I’m talking about human waste. Poop; Doodie; Dung; Feces; Droppings; Stool; Poo; Crap. Are we on the same page? Good. Let me explain, because this is something you desperately need to know. What we do with crap matters. You probably didn’t use the toilet today and think to yourself, “I’m sure glad I have a toilet.” But maybe after you read this you will. Each year 1.8 million people die from diarrhea caused by poor sanitation, 90% of whom are children. Many scientists and statisticians believe this problem can be dramatically improved with one thing, a toilet....Read More

Is Peace Possible? – Israel, ISIS and Ferguson

Join Us! Click here to partner with us and donate today! Subscribe! Click here to subscribe today! What is Peace? Is it merely something to hope for or is it actually attainable? If you read or watch the news for just a few minutes it looks like the whole world is falling apart. Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic terrorist group in Israel, is responsible for countless suicide bombings, rocket strikes, unjustified beheadings and has even been accused of using children as shields in battle. The armed forces of Israel are also guilty of great injustice. Israeli forces have killed nearly two...Read More

We Take The #IceBucketChallenge To Another Level!

Perhaps you’ve heard of the recent “Ice Bucket Challenge” frenzy or perhaps you haven’t, either way its something we should all pay attention to. Fueled by social media outlets such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, the Ice Bucket Challenge is when someone volunteers to get doused in ice water, donate $10 or more, then challenge several other friends to do the same. The videos are hilarious to say the least. Amazingly, despite the humorous and outright silliness of the challenge, it has helped raise over 40 Million dollars in the past two weeks to support research for ALS disease. According...Read More