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Westminster Academy Students Package 40,600 Meals For Those In Need

  Three Broward County ministries came together on December 18 to help serve the needy in South America, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The middle school students of Westminster Academy partnered with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Cross International in a major meal packing event. The 222 students in grades 6, 7 and […]

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First Presbyterian Church Welcomes New Pastor

  First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is pleased to welcome its new Senior Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley, and his wife, Kelly, to their new church home. Dr. Wrisley’s first service will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2018. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Wrisley has served five distinctive churches since […]

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Covenant House Sleep Out Raises $226,200 for Homeless Young People

Forty-nine volunteer “sleepers” raised $126,200 in support of the homeless youth and young adults served by Covenant House Florida by participating in the organization’s Executive Sleep Out for Homeless Youth at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale.  A challenge grant of $100,000 from The Salah Foundation brought the total to $226,200. “We’re very grateful to The […]

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A Nine-Year-Old Author Who’s “Not Your Average Joe”

For those of us who are a bit skeptical about the new generation’s contribution to society, young Jared Jenkins will restore your faith in today’s youth. Not only did Jared author a book at the ripe old age of 9, but also through his own initiative, he decided to donate a portion of the proceeds […]

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Looking at Time a Little Differently

Time can definitely fly. Time can seemingly slow down. Time can easily get wasted. Time is often relied upon to do something it has absolutely no ability to do. Time, in no way, shape, or form, can “heal all wounds.” I know we hear that often, but such a cliché is really, really wrong. In […]

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Helper

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8). Heavy-hearted and under siege, we hunker down and hide, fearful of the onslaught from the enemy intent on our destruction. At the very least, he plots to capture us in his cavern of discouragement by providing a hundred reasons […]

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Banyan Air’s Don Campion Defined His Mission at Lifework Leadership

Corporate Planes flying into Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport are welcomed to the beautiful Key West style Banyan Air Terminal where friendliness is the norm and pilots can expect top-notch service. Behind it all is Don Campion, a South Floridian who was raised in Nigeria by missionary parents. A family man with a heart for community, […]

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Resolution Sheds Light on Link Between Porn and Sex Trafficking

Florida lawmakers are pushing for a resolution to declare pornography a health crisis. As our state advances in this process, at least five others have moved ahead and passed resolutions acknowledging the public health crisis that pornography creates, according to FighttheNewDrug.org. They are Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia. The state legislatures of Florida, […]

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Firewall Center Students Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

  For the second year in a row, all 500+ Firewall Centers’ students and their Firewall Mentors participated in the Operation Christmas Child Project. They packed 113 shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies for children around the world who are affected by war, poverty, and natural disaster. Beyond packing the box, […]

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Former NFL Star Jack Brewer Provides Aid to Puerto Rico and Haiti

A former NFL star who lives in South Florida has been instrumental in joining with The Outreach Program to provide meals to desperate families in Puerto Rico and Haiti through Food For The Poor. Through his foundation, Jack Brewer generously donated a portion of the 130,000 rice and bean meals that were delivered to the […]

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