To become peacemakers, we must have the peace of God inworked within us. The anointed prophet said, ‘Lord, you will ordain peace (God’s favor and blessings, temporal and spiritual) for us, for you have also wrought in us and for us all our works’ (Isa. 26:12, Amp.). In order for us to have peace and be peacemakers, the Lord must establish His peace within us. And it should give us great peace just to know that He is doing it!
* The Voices of the Martyrs WINNER 2020
The Voice of the Martyrs is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian missions organization dedicated to serving our persecuted family worldwide through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the body of Christ into fellowship with them. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ; his wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In 1965 they were ransomed out of Romania, and soon thereafter they established the global network of missions of which VOM is a part. The Wurmbrands based these missions on Hebrews 13:3, which instructs us to “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”
(read more) https://www.persecution.com
* Jay Sekulow (American Center for Law and Justice aclj.org)
Founded in 1990 with the mandate to protect religious and constitutional freedoms, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation that includes representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States and international tribunals around the globe.
As ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow continued to build his legal and legislative team, the ACLJ experienced tremendous success in litigating cases at all levels of the judiciary – from the federal district court level to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Over the last two decades, Sekulow has appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States on numerous occasions, successfully arguing precedent-setting cases before the high Court: Protecting the free speech rights of pro-life demonstrators. Safeguarding the constitutional rights of religious groups to have equal access to public facilities. Ensuring that public school students could form and participate in religious organizations, including Bible clubs, on campus. Guaranteeing that minors could participate in the political process by protecting their free speech rights in the political setting.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the ACLJ’s work reaches across the globe with affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, France, Pakistan, South Korea, and Zimbabwe. In addition to its religious liberties work, the ACLJ also focuses on constitutional law involving the issues of national security, human life, judicial nominations, and protecting patriotic expression such as our National Motto and the Pledge of Allegiance. (read more) https://aclj.org
* Tony Dungy
We Believe. The Dungy Family Foundation believes in strengthening, sustaining and empowering communities by providing opportunities to those in need. This is done through educational, emotional and/or financial support – and is done in a means to glorify God. We work alongside organizations already in place in communities, and we strive to help and educate youth and those less fortunate.
We Are. The Dungy Family Foundation has worked with Christian organizations and pregnancy care centers, as well as organizations focused on youth development, in Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
We Have. The Dungy Family Foundation has worked with Christian organizations and pregnancy care centers, as well as organizations focused on youth development, in Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
We’re Here. The Dungy Family Foundation is based in Tampa, Fla., works to assist organizations in Tampa, Fla.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Indianapolis, Ind. ( read more) https://www.dungyfamilyfoundation.org
In 1988, Founders and Directors Clay & Barbara Wallace began operating five buses in a local church in Dallas. These buses picked up over 300 children every week, where Clay & Barbara would teach the children solid biblical truths, while giving them hope for a future. After five years, they stepped out on their own to form Dallas Metro.
In 1993, with one converted moving truck, Clay, Barbara and their team of volunteers began ministering to over a thousand children every week. Over the years, they added locations, trucks, and staff. As they encountered needs in the community, they developed programs to address those needs. A youth program, a church, a weekly food distribution program, summer camp, and holiday giveaways all formed due to spending time ministering to children.
* Rene Level Martinez (gang members)
This documentary is a story of true redemption. It is the story of a man, known as Level, who started his journey in turmoil living the thug life in the streets of Miami, later to become the feared, respected leader of one of Miami’s most dangerous and powerful gangs. Anger and uncontrollable rage led Level to fight like a pit bull in bare knuckle backyard fights. His buzz became so big that he was offered a pro MMA contract. He left the streets with over 400 undefeated fights to his credit. As a pro MMA fighter , Level won the respect of national and international audiences.
The Warrior Level is a documentary that narrates the life of Rene Level Martinez, a true urban legend in the Miami scene, and now a hero to many. The Warrior Level depicts his life, his losses, his people , friends, foes , family , love ones, and the divine intervention of his very personal encounter with Jesus Christ. ( read more)
* Shon Hopwood
Shon Hopwood’s unusual legal journey began not at law school, but federal prison, where he learned to write briefs for other prisoners while serving a 12-year sentence for bank robberies. Two petitions for certiorari he prepared were later granted review by the United States Supreme Court, and he won cases for other prisoners in federal courts across the country. Since he became a licensed attorney, Shon’s record of success has continued. In 2016 alone, he won three federal habeas appeals before the Fourth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Shon is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, which is located in Washington D.C. and is considered one of the top law schools in the United States. He is an expert on federal courts, criminal procedure (including federal sentencing), and prisoners’ rights.
His amazing story about success after prison has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, NPR, and the Seattle Times. Shon co-wrote his memoir entitled Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Cases and Finding Redemption. Shon is an also advocate for criminal justice reform and his scholarship on courts and the criminal justice system has been published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties, Fordham, and Washington law reviews, the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, and the American Criminal Law Review. (read more)
* Gary Sinise
At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.
We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation's defenders, we can always do a little more. (read more) https://www.garysinisefoundation.org