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Miami YFC: Catalyst Hialeah celebrates their grand opening

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It’s official! Honoring the faith-filled legacy of our dear Joel Stigale, Catalyst Hialeah is now open. Watch for the dancing in the video! We can’t thank everyone enough for the prayers and support as Youth for Christ Catalyst in Hialeah is open and ready to serve 11 to 19 year-olds throughout the community. By bringing […]

May Brazil Update

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Greetings from Brazil. We pray that you and yours are doing well and thriving!  It’s so hard to believe that we have been ministering in Brazil for 26 years, yes, TWENTY-SIX years! So, so much has happened and so many blessings have been poured out, praise the Lord! We have also seen may changes over […]

Nicaragua: New Classroom Space…

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As you may know we are working towards a future of constructing an entirely new education building (or two) for Ileana’s School at Club Esperanza. We are doing our due diligence to get things done well on the front end working with engineers, architects designers and builders. But, in the mean time we needed more […]

Miami Youth for Christ – City Life KIX Celebrates their 30th Anniversary!

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City Life KIX, a neighborhood outreach program that offers all-inclusive, free after-school services to at-risk children and youth in Miami, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Established in West Homestead in 1993, City Life KIX has been providing help, hope, and wholeness to young people aged eleven to nineteen years old for over two decades. Despite […]

Nicaragua: 10 years of Hope…

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And so everyone must have ice cream!!! Sheyla our long time director posted these fun photos the other day on our Club Esperanza facebook page. This page is a great way to keep up with all of the daily happenings at the club, we post lots of fun pictures and little tidbits of information. It […]

Brazil blessings

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Greetings from Brazil! We pray that each and every one reading this is well and standing firm in the Lord as we venture into 2023! We are currently working on a newsletter but, in the meantime, here are a few highlights from 2022: Help for the Hungry—Prayer for the Hurting—Hope for LostHello everyone! 2022 was […]

Miami YFC: God, Hip-Hop, and a Teen’s Heart

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As we enter the latter half of the 2022 – 2023 school year, Catalyst Hip-Hop has so much to celebrate! From student’s lives being impacted, to the Catalyst building moving forward in construction; we hope the joy we received from God’s provision can pass on to our faithful supporters such as Christ Journey!              This current […]

Nicaragua: Men’s Retreat at Ruby Ranch

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If you have followed our ministry over the years you might have heard about La Iglesia Hashem Adonai. Profesor Roberto, who is now Pastor Roberto, has been a teacher at our school in the dump ever since it began over twenty years ago. He has served for so many years faithfully to the poorest of […]

Miami YFC: Cloud Life featured in YFC USA

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Miami and Fort Lauderdale YFC is very proud and excited for our newest ministry, Cloud Life! They were recently featured on YFC USA in a piece that explores the importance of having a presence in the digital realm. On average, American teens spend more than seven hours per day online. That doesn’t include time spent […]

Nicaragua: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Krista and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from Nicaragua! Our lives are full and we are blessed this season to be the parents to our four lovely and handsome growing children! We are also very thankful for you who pray for us and support us financially! We committed to living by faith […]

Nicaragua: Christmas at Club Esperanza…

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Our Christmas party was such a huge success and we wanted to tell you all thank you so much for helping to make it happen! It was an incredible time filled with joy and fellowship, all of the children at Club Esperanza and their families felt so very loved. We were able to have a […]

Merry Christmas from Brazil!

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(I mistakenly thought I hit “publish” on 12/22/22 to post this message but, only today, realized I didn’t! arghhhh…..better late than never, right?) The AMO team thanks you (every individual, brother, sister, family and church) for making a daily personal sacrifice so that we can do the Work of the Father and our Lord Jesus […]

Miami YFC: Juvenile Justice Ministry was featured on Channel 7 News!

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Juvenile Justice Ministry offers Bible-based programs and Christian mentoring to arrested, abused and at-risk youth living in residential facilities helping them build a firm foundation for life through mentorship, life skills, community and faith. We are grateful for the commitment Christ Journey has shown to this ministry and Miami YFC as a whole.

Brazil: poverty, politics, & hopelessness

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Hello dear friends, This is the year of presidential elections here in Brazil. The first official election last month resulted in too close of a call between the two top candidates which legally requires a second vote, which will happen in less than two weeks from now. The sad part about this is that the […]

Miami YFC: THANK YOU, Christ Journey!

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The theme was reaching lost youth in authentic, Christ-sharing relationships. Volunteers for each of our ministries were present: Campus Life works with youth at a particular school campus City Life KIX targets low-income neighborhoods Juvenile Justice Ministries serves youth who are arrested, on probation, or in foster care Catalyst uses the 4 elements of hip-hop […]

Miami YFC: Camp Outcomes 2022!

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We are still waiting to hear the results for all of Southwind camp, but we do know the outcomes for the youth Miami YFC brought. A quick catch-up for anyone new to YFC camp – each year, youth are given the opportunity to consider their relationship with Jesus and whether they want to commit to […]

Nicaragua: Medical Mission in Action…

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As the world opens back up and we move on together from this horrifying pandemic we are excited to start welcoming our friends from overseas back to Nicaragua to serve with us. Christ Journey Church has been providing medical relief here in Nicaragua for almost two decades now…and after a sad hiatus we were finally […]

Miami YFC: Danya’s Story

Each year, we get the honor of helping youth share their YFC stories at our Be the Story event. If you weren’t able to attend this year, here is just one amazing story from our kids. My name is Danya. I’m 14 years old and go to Linda Lentin K8 Center. I stay with my […]

Nicaragua: Walakitang Happenings…

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We continue in our support for Pastor Victor in Walakitang and the church planting network along the Rio Coco in the indigenous region of Nicaragua on the Honduran border. We have supported this church planting movement for over a decade now, under the covering of our local church La Iglesia Cristiana Verbo. Recently we helped […]

A.M.O. Brazil in pictures

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Photo Update- Brazil Tax-deductible giving There are two ways to give: Online: www.cmcmissions.org/donate select the “Click & Give” logo. Select “Pete & Jodi Brennan” from the dropdown list to give your donation using a credit card.  -OR- By check: Please make your check payable to Central Missionary Clearinghouse and mail to P.O. Box 219228 Houston, […]

Miami YFC: Cassandra’s Story

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Each year, we get the honor of helping youth share their YFC stories at our Be the Story event. If you weren’t able to attend this year, here is just one amazing story from our kids. My name is Cassandra*, but at Catalyst I get called Cass or Killa Cass. Catalyst was like a miracle […]

Miami YFC: Leading Her Own

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Last spring during small group, a couple of girls would always keep Ms. Gaelle talking for extra long. I would eavesdrop and find Diaka asking lots of different question about her faith and God. Some were even deep questions that adults wrestle with!  These questions led to her accepting Jesus as her Savior and giving […]

Brazil- it’s all about the kids!

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Hello everyone, Greetings from Brazil! It seems as if 2022 just started but here we are smack in the middle of March already. Here in Brazil things have gotten somewhat back to “normal”. We still wear masks everywhere but have heard that those mandates might be lifting soon, yay! Brazil has always been aggresive on […]

Nicaragua: ¡Sopa! at Club Esperanza…

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We have had a rough beginning to the year down here with our family. Battling Covid and the lingering affects have messed up our routine a good bit. There was nothing life threatening as so many of our friends and family have had to deal with, but it kept us from starting our year in […]

Miami YFC: Why Does She Light Up a Room?

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We would like to introduce the beautiful soul that is Erika*. Erika has been coming to KIX since elementary school. Even though she has longevity in the program, Erika often disappears for a while. This happened – again – this summer. She was unreachable until around October, when staff mentor Macrina texted her. Erika began […]

Miami YFC: “It’s Not Just Him – It’s His Daughter”

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Did you know that Miami YFC has a sister chapter in Fort Lauderdale? This month, we wanted to share this special story from our team to the North. Thank you, Christ Journey, for making it possible for us to share hope with youth who desperately need it – for themselves and their families. To learn […]

Nicaragua: Celebrating a graduate!

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Denis is a HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!!! Denis has been a part of our family at Casa Robles for most of his life. He has accomplished something so amazing in graduating from high school. He is breaking generational chains, he is doing something no one in his family has done, he is doing something none of […]

Nicaragua: Many Christmas Blessings!

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We want to send you and your family the blessings of a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! Being with family and friends over the holidays is so special and we know that this year hasn’t been the easiest for getting together, but we hope you found encouragement in the moments you did […]

Nicaragua: Hurricane Relief…A Christmas Report of Praise!

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This past week we got to participate in one of the best Christmas gift givings you could ever dream of. We made the trip back over to Port to visit fifteen homes that were being completed this week in Wawa Bar and in Hallover. Hurricanes Eta and Iota completely destroyed these two communities last year. […]

Miami YFC: Santa Stops Youth Violence!

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Our 6th Over the Edge event to stop youth violence has come and gone, but it wasn’t without its fun surprises! Each year, Miami YFC recruits rappellers and fundraisers to draw attention to youth violence in South Florida. Our first event came just a few months before the tragic Parkland shooting. It was heartbreaking to […]

Miami YFC: Join us to make a difference?

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Macrina, a program assistant at our West Homestead City Life KIX site, shares her story… I live in the rural village of the Everglades, and every morning I have the opportunity to see young children get on the bus to go to school and parents drive off as they head to the fields to help […]

Nicaragua: Student Story from Club Esperanza…

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At Club Esperanza we have a fully functioning Primary Education School called Illeana’s School.  The story of Illeana’s life, her beautiful smile and the hardships she endured leave a big impact on your heart. Our goal is not just to educate with Ileana’s School at Club Esperanza…it is bigger than that. We are a refuge of […]

Miami YFC: Welcome our New Executive Director!

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I am overjoyed to formally join the Youth For Christ team as Executive Director. I fell in love with Youth For Christ ten years ago when I had the honor of being introduced to Bonnie and I got to see first-hand the life-changing work being done. I immediately became a staunch supporter of this amazing […]

Happy Faces in the favelas- Brazil

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Apologies for not reaching out sooner as we have had so much going on, thus, we are behind in communicating! Ministry continues as usual and, now that a good number of people here are vaccinated, it seems like things have settled down a little for now. Our team is in full swing ministering in the […]

Miami YFC: “You don’t know how much he needs this!”

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Slightly stressed but hopeful parents milled about the school cafeteria with their young teenagers at Western High’s Open House, gently pushing them towards the tables that advertised school club opportunities.  Lynn and Kristen stood in front of their ridiculously huge “Connect 4” table game, greeting parents and attempting to explain CAMPUS LIFE clubs in 10 […]

Nicaragua: Darkness Surrounds but There is Still Light…

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I was in a great conversation yesterday with one of our long time teachers about where the Lord has taken us at Club Esperanza and how much history we have together all the way back to the days inside the dump. It was so encouraging reflecting on all the good things the Lord has done, […]

Miami YFC: Who, Me? A Leader?

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I met Mel a few years ago – she was in 6th grade and one of the first kids to come to our afterschool program at Miami Springs Middle.  She was unapologetically interested in anime, Harry Potter, and dying her hair every color of the rainbow.  She wrote lyrics and didn’t mind putting herself out there […]

Miami Youth for Christ: Get Them Out of the House!

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Young people are ready to escape the indoors. YFC has planned fun, Christ-filled environments for kids to be kids again, while hearing the Good News of Jesus. City Life Locations in West Homestead, Naranja, and North Miami; email [email protected] for more details. Dive into Reading, educational enrichment for K-12 Life Groups, gospel-centered small groups TGIF, […]

Miami Youth for Christ

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Last Thursday, I caught a few elementary kids throwing rocks through our office’s front door.  It’s one of the joys of working next to a school. I asked them why, and it turns out, they will usually knock on our board member’s window in the back of the building after school. He will make funny faces […]

Nicaragua: Catching Up With Happenings…

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Hello Hello Hello to all of our family and friends! We have been moving and shaking and living life down here in Nicaragua over the last few months….but I have been a poor updater and newsletter writer. But alas today I thought I would do a fun long blog of pictures and happenings with our […]

May Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Sixty years ago, when Howard was 8 years old, there were no programs for special needs children like him.  He simply did not fit into the regular mold.   Unable to sit and learn like the other children, he could not keep up with the rest of the class.  His teacher stationed him in the “Dunce Chair” right next […]

Brazil May update

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Thank you for your faithful prayers! God is doing mighty things in Brazil!

January Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Caroline*,  a retired high school Spanish teacher, speaks both English and Spanish fluently.  On three occasions she has assisted with special weekends of spiritual emphasis and teaching inside the county jail.  She and her husband have contributed money to help purchase Spanish language Bibles for men and women in the jail. Caroline participated in a […]

Miami YFC: Our Soul Purpose, Chris’ Story

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I was born Christopher Miller-Gonzalez in Hartford, Connecticut and moved to Miami when I was 6 years old. I grew up with Cuban immigrant parents and my younger sister, until my parents separated when I was about 10 years old. Growing up, my mom would often attend the Jehovah Witness church. I never felt any […]

November Newsletter- Brazil

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Nov 2020 Newsletter We have so many things to be thankful for and we’d love to share some of them with you! Take a look at what’s been happening here in Brazil…. Blessings, Pete & Jodi

November Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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In our October newsletter we asked you to pray about our plan to give Good News Comic and Four Fantastic Facts (children’s evangelistic booklets) along with a tasty treat to “trick or treaters” on Oct. 31st.  We ordered 50 booklets, not expecting to need even that many. As it turned out, however, God provided a […]

Miami YFC: Our Soul Purpose

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Johnny Cash. Blue jeans. Rallies. Stevie Wonder. Bell-bottoms. The Haunted House. Madonna. Grunge. DCLA. These words define different eras of youth culture and Miami YFC’s 72-year history.  New words will dominate our current students’ memories, but there’s one thing that won’t change: our sole purpose of leading kids to Jesus through authentic, Christ-sharing relationships (or, […]

Miami YFC: “If It Wasn’t For You Guys”

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Despite the COVID-19 shutdown, problems in inner-city Miami persist and overwhelm our youth.  Missed meals are adding up, food pantry lines are long, and bills are overdue. The Department of Juvenile Justice brought all programing and volunteer efforts to a halt as part of slowing the spread, which has made it difficult for us to […]

October Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Have you ever struggled with the question of whether or not gospel tracts for children are appropriate and effective?   Please consider the following unsolicited testimonial from a man who contacted our Cru Resources office to ask a question and to share his story.      How long has this Good News comic book tract been in […]

Miami YFC: Reckless Love

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In May 2018, Falone woke to screaming and gunshots.  She followed the commotion outside, where she saw a body on the ground. It took her a second to realize it was her brother, Marcus.  Her mother was frozen in the doorway, crying, hugging Falone’s niece and nephew.  “So much of the day is a blur,” […]

Nicaragua: A Devotional Thought…

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Good morning church family.  I hope this short devotional encourages you today!  Last week, I was moved to tears as I read the story of the blind man in John chapter 9.  I was surprised because it wasn’t the healing, or the man testifying before the Pharisees that struck me.  It was what Jesus did […]

August Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Pastor Farrell Isenberg has been meeting with a group of pastors in his community (Owensboro, KY) .  One of the pastors leads a church that is about half African-American and half Caucasian.    The group has been discussing race relations and have brainstormed ways they could work together as a living example to their community that […]

Checking in- Brazil

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Greeting from Brazil! Well, the year 2020 has proven itself to be chaotic, to say the least. Everyone’s lives have been turned upside down to where there seems to be no more “normal”. With this came mistrust, misinformation, desperation, fear and hopelessness. THANKFULLY we have a good, good Father at whose feet we can lay […]

Miami YFC: Tough as Nails?

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While the pandemic rages on, we are taking a moment to look back and celebrate some pre-pandemic God moments.  Enjoy this story about our Project Dade youth! Every month, I get to spend time with the Project Dade crew – 10-15 boys who are on probation and choose to come to our life skills classes.  […]

Miami YFC Alumni Story: Seeing God in a Tulip

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Vivianna was always willing to lend a helping hand, but we hardly ever heard her voice. She attended Campus Life for two school years before she was willing to share anything about her life. Unbeknownst to us, Vivianna had an unexpected death occur in her family that left her angry with God. We knew she […]

July Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

Dr. Carlos Tuma emailed our Cru Resources office from Argentina in November 2018.  He requested information regarding evangelistic materials to use at  the Miami Marathon just two months later.  As I emailed  back and forth with him, we worked out a plan.  Dr. Tuma paid for us to ship 2,000 copies of The Four Spiritual Laws booklets […]

Making BIG moves!

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  Close your eyes and imagine your life without Jesus. What would your life look like if you were never taken to church by your parents? What if your friend never invited you to church or told you about Jesus? What would it look like if your only hope for this world was in your […]

“I Was Just Tryna Check On You”

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Chaos. Worry. Uncertainty. Three words that sum up what COVID-19 has brought many of us in our lives. Uncertainty probably does it the most for me. What’s going on with the kids? Are they doing their online schoolwork? How do we get in contact with them? What’s their IG (Instagram) name? I worry about them […]

This is How We P.I.V.O.T. 💥

April & May 2020 View this email in your browser GONZALEZ NEWSLETTER “Thank you for joining me through this. You’ve been a very big help to me throughout freshmen year. I really look up to you. You’ve done amazing things. I’m excited for where God will lead us and I’m excited for the future and […]

May Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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Our oldest granddaughter, Anna (12), has been learning to use a sewing machine. Earlier this year she created a really beautiful apron for Betty’s birthday.   More recently she created colorful face masks for us to wear to the grocery store and other essential places. Actually, the need for face masks has opened an unexpected door […]

Nicaragua: Building a Bridge…

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We have known Doña Irene for over 20 years now.  She has worked with us off and on over the years in different ways at Quinta Havilah (Open Hearts headquarters, where we live and host teams that come to work with us in ministry).  Last month, she asked us to help her build a bridge.  […]

May Newsletter

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Ending the year strong with Cru at Purdue! My team and I put together one last virtual weekly meeting where our seniors got to share some of what God did in their lives through Cru at Purdue. We had 75 students join in! In Cru we have a vision for seeing every student sent as […]

Physical Distancing, Not Social Distancing

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There’s been a lot of talk about “social distancing” during this whole Coronavirus pandemic, but it seems like that’s the wrong term. Maybe “physical distancing” would be more appropriate. Although we must distance ourselves physically from others in order to stop the spread of this disease, it has given us the opportunity to connect with […]

Pandemic & Ministry in Brazil

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Greetings from Brazil! As practically everyone else in the world we too are hunkering down and taking precautionary measures to keep ourselves and those that we minister to safe. Brazil is trying to cope but they are very under equipped in the health sector and there are many who don’t grasp the severity of this […]

Nicaragua: Club Esperanza adjustments for Corona Virus…

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We are doing well down here in Nicaragua and we wanted to give all of our friends and supporters an update on how things are going at Club Esperanza with COVID19 being a worldwide pandemic.  We just finished Semana Santa (Spring Break for Easter) and our schools are scheduled to re-open in Nicaragua next week.  […]

Miami YFC Going Virtual!

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We’re Going Virtual! Dear friends, This is an unprecedented time in world history – a global pandemic is stretching across the globe, closing schools and businesses, forcing everyone inside. We at Miami YFC pray that you are healthy and that you are protecting yourself and your family from infection. Our theme in this season is “replace, […]

April Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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The woman on the other end of the line was clearly distressed.  Her two daughters were packed and ready to go.  In cooperation with another mission agency, the girls’ Cru campus ministry group was scheduled to fly to Central America that night to participate in a spring break mission trip. But word had just come […]

Nicaragua: Farrington Family Spring Newsletter

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Below is a digital version of our Spring Newsletter.  We share some of the current activities down here, some fun family happenings, and also the ways that the Corona Virus is affecting us in Nicaragua…check it out below. Thank you church family for your continued prayers and support for our family! Chris & Krista Farrington

Coronavirus in Brazil

Dear prayer partners, During this time of craziness due to the Coronavirus we ask that you please keep in prayer all the downtrodden, poor, sickly, uneducated masses who don’t stand a chance against such a cruel virus nor have the means to “self-isolate” or even buy the basic supplies to keep them safe….. Alexandre Pires […]

Miami YFC: 2020 Vision

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When I first met Stephanie, I could tell two things: 1) like most middle schoolers, she was a little insecure, and 2) she wasn’t a “girly-girl.” As a matter of fact, she identified as gay, always had her hair pulled back in a short pony tail, and wore big, baggy clothes. As I got to […]

March Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

Shelly* grew up in a family that was loosely involved with church.  She had a prayer book and a Bible, but they were written in Old English and she couldn’t understand them.  Describing herself as a “good girl,” Shelly wanted to please her parents, but she was not really pursuing God. When she went away […]

Miami YFC: All It Takes is a Donut

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I first met Markus as he was coming out of a cell in at the Miami Dade Regional Detention Center. He was 16 years old and quiet. I wasn’t sure if he was quiet because it was his first time being detained or because that just happened to be his nature.  It turns out he […]

Brazil- Rainy days and baptisms

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Greetings from Brazil! 2020 has started off with a bang and it looks like we’ll be kept very busy this year! Activities, events, baptisms, all taking place already plus we have an almost full mission team schedule for this year. Many teams will be coming to help us hand-in-hand in the favelas as well as […]

Nicaragua: Night To Shine!

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A huge special thank you to The Tim Tebow Foundation who puts on Night To Shine prom all around the world in over 34 countries at over 700 churches…and a big thank you to Vida Abundante Church who made it happen in Nicaragua this year!!!  We were so thankful that a group of our kids from Club Esperanza were invited guests […]

January Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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When we first moved to Miami, FL, (January 1988) we rented an apartment while we were house hunting.  Six months later, on a sweltering day in the middle of July, it was time to pack up the apartment and move to the house.  We will never forget that our new church friend, Joe Molina, showed […]

Merry Christmas- Brazil

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We are incredibly thankful for the blessings of 2019 and look forward to what the Lord has in store for 2020! Merry Christmas to all and may you be blessed with a healthy New Year!!- Much love, Pete & Jodi 

Changed lived for Jesus

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During the past 12 months I have had the privilege of participating in two mission trips; one to Guatemala with Filters of Hope and one to the Ocean City, New Jersey summer beach project. Both trips transformed the lives of Purdue students. Hear about it straight from the students themselves… “A week is an incredibly […]

Nicaragua: Christmas has begun….

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We had a wonderful time together last Friday with our extended family of Casa Havilah and Casa Robles. Officially the first Christmas party of our year! This past year has been full of life, new things, salvation and ups and downs as well. God is so good and we celebrated each of these children we […]

Touching Miami with Love’s children are trusting God!

At this year’s Thanksgiving Showcase, we had a packed house at our Overtown site as parents and relatives gathered for dinner and a show. We host this event as an opportunity to get to build stronger bonds with our families outside and bless our community with a memorable meal as Amanda, our Spiritual Formation Director […]

Nicaragua: Rescue Home News…Good News!

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What a great day over Thanksgiving Week!  In our lives as Christians many of us remember our baptisms very fondly as an important part of our journey in faith.  Yesterday Fredder and Denis were baptized in the pool here at the Buzbees.  It was so awesome and we were so blessed to participate! These boys […]

Miami YFC: I Have a Confession To Make…

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I have a confession to make. I have been asking you for the wrong things! In order for Youth for Christ to reach teenagers with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, I have been asking you to volunteer and donate. I have made the practical needs paramount and I have barely mentioned our dire and […]

Nicaragua: Please pray for Angelica

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Mama Angelica (who is the house mom at our boys rescue home Casa Robles) was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in the late spring. It was a really harsh diagnoses to hear, as you can imagine. She found the lump in an annual mammogram and the biopsy showed it was cancerous and fairly large. […]

October Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

“Hi!  Can you give me a brief update on CRU that I can pass on to the mission team?” This email request came from our “champion” on our local church’s mission committee.  Here are the broad strokes of what we shared with him, plus a little extra information. A thoughtful perusal of 24 days of […]

A New School Year Begins!!!

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Your financial and prayer partnership is making an eternal difference in the lives of these sweet students! I thank you for your dedication and perseverance for the sake of the gospel!  

What Are You Hungry For?

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As we walk with students, athletes, and ministry leaders in their spiritual formation, at some point, the topic of sexuality comes up. And, more often than not, the question above leads to deep conversations of…

Miami YFC: “I Want It!”

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One of my absolute privileges is getting to work with Glenn, who has been with YFC for over 30 years.  This month, he shared his joy over going in the detention center with us in our newsletter.   If you don’t receive our newsletter but would like to, please call our main office – 305.271.2442 – […]

Impact Takes Years

Touching Miami with Love is all impact. Long term impact. The kind that takes years and years. From seeing children learn to read,  moving into middle school and discovering their faith, to walking through college and career planning with youth in their senior year–we love watching our TML kids grow up. We love listing the […]

Brazil- post experience in 2020

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Participating in post can be a life changing experience! We host international teams throughout the year and the impact, especially on high school to college age kids, is incredible. We now have a 23-year-old young woman arriving tomorrow to permanently live and work with us as a full-time missionary! She started coming here on her […]

Miami YFC: God Answers Prayer!

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Even though we’ve been back from camp for 2 months, we are still celebrating the many ways we saw God at work.  Mari shared how she got to see God work in her own life as a camper, and now in her friends’ and students’ lives. Camp is really close to my heart because a […]

September Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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In August a long-time friend from Los Angeles emailed, “Do you know where my friend Sandra can get Bibles in Croatian and Slovakian?  Even Gospel tracts might work as well.  Sandra wants to take them with her on a trip next month.” Although we have nothing to offer in Slovakian, Betty and I still have […]

Nicaragua: Christ Journey Summer Finale…

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This post is a few weeks over do…..but what a finale to our summer we had with our church family from Miami!  As everyone’s school year is starting up I thought it would be a fun blog post to share pictures and stories from the ending of our summer days down here…we love our church […]

Miami YFC: An Atheist Gets Her Christmas Wish

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If I could choose one word to describe this summer it would be “WOW”! The Hip-Hop Catalyst team is in awe of God and the work He has done in the lives and hearts of our students. Angel participated in our after-school program the entire school year. She loved the Hip-Hop classes and activities but […]

Visits and updates on Brazil

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Hello everyone, This has been a wonderful and crazy month for us as we are currently in the U.S. visiting family, friends, and supporters. When I say “we” I mean Pete, myself, and two of our three adopted daughters (sadly, the third was denied an entry visa for this trip). Our oldest daughter, Jessica, and […]

August Cru newsletter – Larry and Betty Barr

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The middle of July was a whirlwind of activity as we prepared to fly to Colorado for Cru19, the biennial gathering of all U.S. Cru staff members at Colorado State University. Once we arrived on campus on July 19, things didn’t slow down.  We stayed busy going to main sessions in Moby Gym, as well […]

Honduras Women’s Mission Team: Days 1-3

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The Honduras Women’s Team has been teaching and praying with dozens of ladies in several villages in the Agalta Valley for the past three days. We have shared the hope of Jesus and the truth that we are daughters of our Heavenly Father, in whom we can place our trust and identity.  Eight village women […]

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Jim Burns

Guest Speaker Jim Burns, Best-Selling Marriage & Family Author, joins our Family Made series this weekend! Attend in-person or online.

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June 11th - 9:30am & 11am