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  • Prison Performance and Follow-up | The Family International
    prison library shortly before receiving copies of Obstacles Are for Overcoming and Freedom Within on the desk at left We were invited to participate in the annual Cultural Week program at a state penitentiary where there are about 2 000 male and 200 female inmates Members of three Family International communities in Cuernavaca performed songs and a drama portraying a message of God s love The inmates so enjoyed our performance that they didn t want us to leave One of our goals on our second visit this time to the women s section was to give each inmate some reading material that she could take back to her cell as a source of comfort and encouragement We presented this idea to some of our friends and they generously sponsored copies of the motivational booklet Obstacles Are for Overcoming and Freedom Within a booklet of messages from Jesus specifically for those behind bars We also gave each inmate some clothing and a Footprints in the Sand wall calendar The best gift they received that day however was the assurance of God s love forgiveness and salvation All the inmates as well as the director and some of the security guards

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-central/articles/2007/210/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Children’s Christmas Play | The Family International
    excitement of putting on the play and worked very hard to make it successful and after a lot of work time and practice the children were ready The week prior to Christmas we traveled with the kids and the local mayor to surrounding villages to distribute gifts to the poor and to perform our play We ve since painted a mural of different cartoon characters on many of the walls

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-central/articles/2006/72/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Christmas Posada for an orphanage | The Family International
    the lines of a secret Santa It proved to be a very lively event Thirty five children came from the orphanage along with their caretakers and the mother superior We put on a puppet show sang Christmas carols played games and had prizes for each child We even had our own Santa come to the event a friend dressed up for the occasion and the kids loved it We ended

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-central/articles/2006/71/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International Central America: Projects | The Family International
    city park in 2006 We asked people we had been in contact with throughout the year if they would like to buy a Christmas gift for a child in need Each person or family picked a child that they wanted to sponsor along the lines of a secret Santa Helping needy families 1 A Different Christmas Dinner For the past several years we have conducted ongoing projects for the poor and needy of our city including children at a local orphanage residents of a home for abused women and about 250 low income families Laughter therapy 1 Dr Payaso Project Dr Payaso is a project that we began helping with in early 2005 It is based on laughter therapy made famous by Dr Patch Adams We have incorporated a lot of material on personal interaction and have put together seminars on the subject that we teach to the medical students Outreach Youth Outreach 2 The Day When Children are Kings Dia de los Reyes Kings Day on January 6 is quite a big holiday in Latin America as well as a very good opportunity to remind people of the real meaning of Christmas We hosted an event at the San Vicente orphanage and daycare center and 110 children attended A Multifaceted Children s Day What could be more rewarding than an appreciative smile from a little child Dia del Niño Children s Day is one of the happiest days of the year in Mexico It is a special gala focused on children and is anticipated all year long Programs Prison 1 Prison Performance and Follow up We were invited to participate in the annual Cultural Week program at a state penitentiary where there are about 2 000 male and 200 female inmates Members of three Family International communities in Cuernavaca

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-central/projects/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Photo Gallery: America - North | The Family International
    The Family Mission Statement Worldwide Work Children Viewpoints Contact Email Us Sitemap Home Worldwide Work America North Photo Gallery Photo Gallery America North Tweet All Regions Africa America Central America North USA America South Asia Pacific Asia South Europe Central

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-north/photos/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International North America: Articles | The Family International
    peace and happiness to others Our singing team regularly performs in restaurants around the city Our Music Therapy Ministry We ve participated in the Karmanos Cancer Institute NAAMA National Arab American Medical Association Walk for Women s Cancer volunteering our time and musical talent for this yearly event 2007 Articles 1 A Peek Into Tommy s Window Editors note Tommy s Window is a website featuring a collection of PowerPoint

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-north/articles/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International USA | The Family International
    The Family International conducts ongoing Bible studies with interested students and people from all different walks of life and religious backgrounds These include an overview of the foundation of Christian faith called the 12 Foundation Stones This course covers topics such as Bible prophecy the end time prayer hearing from Heaven salvation the love of Jesus seven ways to know God s will overcoming problems witnessing and more Food and clothing distribution Each year members of the Family International distribute tons of food items and thousands of bags of clothing and toys to many needy inner city families area shelters and food kitchens By working with local businesses and companies we are able to run regular programs of food distribution and share some hope with thousands of the poverty stricken We also spend time praying with those in need and offer Bible studies to those who are interested Stories articles Relief for Hurricane Katrina victims In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Family International volunteers were on the scene aiding existing relief efforts in providing food clothing water and other basic needs to the evacuees from Louisiana and providing emotional and spiritual support as well as programs activities and inspirational materials to impart comfort to bring happiness and emotional stability back to the displaced children More on the Family International s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts Freedom Works award In mid 1998 Family Missions in the U S was presented with the Freedom Works Congressional Award for our service in assisting homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the Washington D C area The annual Freedom Works Award recognizes individuals and groups who take personal and private initiative to assist those in need Music ministry The Family International performs shows and participates in monthly programs in nursing homes medical facilities hospices detention centers drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities homeless shelters and food kitchens It has been a joy to witness how these songs provide a touch of healing in ways that nothing else seems to Stories articles Family Lifelines Based out of Houston Texas Family Lifelines an affiliate of the Family International is dedicated to reaching the youth of America with the message of love hope and salvation Team members have remodeled a school bus and christened it The Prophet Bus This bus tours the States sharing their message For more information visit www prophetbus com Family Lifelines also produces and distributes a unique brand of Christian entertainment Bible classes and other inspirational programs For more information visit http www familylifelines org Grief counseling In San Antonio Texas the Family International has an ongoing ministry of grief counseling at a holding facility for illegal immigrants from Central and South America Many of those cared for by this facility are between 12 to 17 years of age sometimes younger most of whom are escaping life threatening situations in their countries such as extreme poverty violence death of family members and abuse Stories articles Assistance to homes and orphanages The Family International in Puerto Rico

    Original URL path: http://www.thefamilyinternational.org/en/work/america-north/usa/ (2016-02-15)
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  • The Family International USA | The Family International
    The Family Mission Statement Worldwide Work Children Viewpoints Contact Email Us Sitemap Home Worldwide Work America North USA Food and clothing distribution The Family International USA View by Project View by Year Food and Clothing Distribution We have received many letters and words of thanks from the following institutions for our regular deliveries of food donations and have enjoyed working with the staff to meet the tremendous need Tweet America

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