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The Death of Death

The Death and Resurrection of Jesus is essential to the core of Christian theology. In fact, it’s what sets us apart from all other religions. Something that amazes me about Jesus is that the movement of Christianity actually grew exponentially larger after His death. Consider many political and religious leaders who had a great impact during their lifetime, and you may see that their teachings and followers dwindle in the years after they have passed. Their life is what sparked the interest of others, and they were able to gain momentum during their time on earth. Jesus, however, started a...Read More
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From King to Criminal

I’ll never forget one of the most glorifying moments of my life. It was my senior year in high school and I had spent every day committed to my competitive cheerleading squad. Now, just so you know, we weren’t your typical cheer squad. We did encourage our teams by yelling chants but we would also have two a day workouts that involved conditioning outside in the hot Florida summers until we nearly passed out. Then we would throw our bodies into unnatural forms that we call toe-touches, run at full speed to perform gymnastic passes by throwing ourselves in the...Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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