Since its beginnings in 2000, Hope for Miami (Family & Children Faith Coalition) has followed the underlying principle that the well-being of our communities is best served when all the resources God has provided us with are applied to the many needs around us in the context of solid relationships built on trust, integrity, openness and cooperation.
Shalom: The Way Things Ought to Be
Scripture teaches that when God created the heavens and the earth, He wove it all together like threads into a beautiful garment each one passing over, under and around countless other “threads” to form a complementary, interdependent and useful whole. This webbing together of God and man with all creation to create universal flourishing and wholeness is what the Hebrew prophets call "shalom".
A Community Reflecting Shalom
All of us have been entrusted with various levels of status and influence, relationships and "connections", skills and knowledge, money and resources. Think of them as "threads" if you will.
Now, picture a city in which everyone was committed to taking whatever "threads" they have and with them reach into places in our city where the fabric of shalom is weak and has fallen apart in order to re-weave the fabric of community into a healthy, vibrant whole.
Hope for Miami continues to be dedicated to helping our communities flourish by strengthening families and assisting organization to more effectively serve our neighbors. Our deepest desire is that all of us might work together to develop more of a sense of true community and genuine Shalom in our midst.