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House of Protection Celebrates 20 Years of Dedicated Service

In February of 2002, the Lord gave Suzanne Marcellus, CEO/Founder, a vision. In it, she saw a safe space where children in need could receive counseling, become better educated, and explore extracurricular activities/programs. A space that would serve as a nurturing home and training ground to develop youth who live righteous, joyful and peaceful lives with God at their center. Youth equipped with the tools and experience to become positive influencers in their communities.  House of Protection, 20 Years of Service Since its establishment in May 2004, their staff and volunteers have worked diligently to bring this vision to fruition. […]

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I’m A Girl

I’m a girl. I’m supposed to care about pretty things. Shoes, fashion, style. And all I talk about is Israel and Jews. Why? Because I have PTSD. Because I grew up in bomb shelters hiding from whistling bombs over my head from our neighbors. Because I grew up with intifadas – stabbing, killing, suicide bombings…with exploding coffee shops, malls, busses, non-stop all around me. Because my grandparents escaped the holocaust at 13 years old when their entire family was murdered. Because my dad’s tank exploded in a war and all his friends died virgins at 18. Because at 18, I […]

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Open Borders, Iran and China Listed as Top Threats to U.S. in New Coral Ridge Ministries Survey

The most urgent threats now facing the U.S. are America’s porous southern border, nuclear-threshold Iran, and an aggressively expansionist China, according to those answering Coral Ridge Ministries’ 2024 Spiritual State of the Nation Survey. About the Survey An informal survey sent annually to Coral Ridge Ministries supporters, it provides members of the media and elected officials a gauge of the attitudes and opinions of pro-family evangelical Americans. This year’s survey invited respondents to register their level of trust in key American figures. Those answering the survey said they most trust pastors (63%), followed by local school board officials (14%), Congressional […]

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Gates

The first eight years of my life I had the privilege of living in many different places, some of them exotic, some beautiful, some cold, some strange, some familiar. Perhaps you had a similar upbringing. I cherish those experiences. One of the places I lived at was a small town in North Carolina called Montreat. Montreat was a great place to grow up as a child because we were able to explore the streams, mountain paths, forests and allow our imagination to run wild in what could easily be the land that time forgot. Additionally, Montreat was the place where […]

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4KIDS Culinary Takeoff Fuels Futures

On Friday, April 5th, new and long-time advocates alike came together to ‘fuel futures’ for kids at the 4KIDS Culinary Takeoff. Hosted at the hangar on-site Banyan Air Service, over 150 guests enjoyed an evening filled with culinary delights, live entertainment, and the chance to mingle among luxury jets. Consistent with the name of the event, one of the biggest draws of the night was the opportunity to sample delectable small plates, mocktails, and desserts showcased by 15 different Culinary Partners. From Spanish tapas to Poke bowls, a variety of cultures and styles of cooking were represented and celebrated at […]

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Homes Needed for Busloads of Children Entering Foster Care Weekly

I remember one of the first times I heard about 4KIDS I was at my home church over 17 years ago. The pastor was showing us visuals of school buses and how the number of children coming into foster care was equivalent to multiple bus loads every month. At the time, my wife and I were completely unaware of the dire situation kids were facing in the foster care system. We had no idea that kids were being separated from their siblings, sent to live in other counties, or going to shelters because no one would take them in.   […]

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Franklin Graham: Repentance Brings Revival

I recently had the privilege of preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City, and then in 10 cities and towns near the southern border of the United States.  By God’s grace and by His power, thousands came forward to make decisions to follow Christ as their Savior and Lord. We boast only in what Almighty God does by the working of His Spirit in the hearts and souls of men, women and children.  Like other cities and towns where I have proclaimed Jesus as “the way, the truth […]

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Benefactors Set Sail to Benefit Salvation Army

South Florida business leaders and benefactors set sail to benefit The Salvation Army of Broward County (TSABC) at the organization’s inaugural Red Shield Regatta presented by JM Family Enterprises at “The Park” on March 9. The evening raised $210,649 for TSABC’s Plymouth Colony, an essential transitional housing complex in Hollywood that provides shelter and supportive services for families facing adversity. Benefactors’ Highlights The highlight of the evening was a motorized mini sailboat regatta pitting event sponsors against each other, first, followed by a run-off against local media personalities. Sponsor KPMG emerged first and victorious in both races. To donate, visit […]

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2024 Summer Camp Guide

Memories are made and friendships forged during the carefree days of summer camp. It’s a wonderful way to provide educational enrichment in a fun-filled environment, can build character and independence and may lead to spiritual development. Here are a few local offerings listed geographically from south to north.   Trench Warrior/ King of the South Team Camps St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens High School June 13, 7am-5pm 754-308-5578 Southatlanticfca.org   CMCP Summer Camps Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, 500 E. Chaminade Drive, Hollywood Baseball Camp Entering 3rd – 9th Grade 1.Camper: $225; 2 Campers: $425 ; 3 Campers: […]

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StrikeForce 421 Marks $1.5 Million in Giving

StrikeForce 421 gave a total of $212,000 to six local Christian ministries making a big impact in South Florida during their Spring Celebration on March 21st. This marks over $1.5 MILLION given away since StrikeForce 421’s inception in 2014  along with their community of pledge partners! The 2024 Grant Awards were given to the following recipients: CityHouse received $28,200 to launch and outfit their newest location in partnership with Rio Vista Community Church Lighthouse 4Students received $15,000 for their after-school summer program for at-risk youth Knox Theological Seminary received $54,050 to develop two foundational, public learning series for lay leaders […]

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