The Gospel Truth August 2022

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AUGUST Committed2022 To Leadership, Integrity and Service

All is well with my soul as I focus my attention solely on You. I am thankful as I breathe the air You so graciously provide to me each day. How wonderful it is to be Your child. How wonderful it is to know that You are in charge. I am thankful Dear Lord for the blessings You continue to bestow. Father I know that I am in no way worthy of all that You give to me. You give me peace and love. You give me food to nourish my body. You give me all that I need to survive. Your blessings are so much appreciated as You place the right people in my life and in my path each day. I know Father that You are also placing me in the path of others so that I might do Your will in being a blessing as well. Keep my eyes open, Dear Lord, so that I might see those in need. Father I pray for all of Your children who are feeling pain, frustration and lack. I pray Dear Lord that they will seek You in every situation and circumstance. I pray that Your name will be the one that they call out to for relief. Continue my Lord to dwell in the hearts of Your children as an eternal source of love. Thank You today and every day. I am proud to be Your child. --

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My Father, My God:



Sandy PublisherWalkerDearGod:Lifeisgood when the focus is You. When we trust in You, believe in You, and live for You our lives are full. Thank You Lord for grace and mercy. Thank You for surrounding me with love and for giving me a heart that is loving. With You all things are possible. Keep me, Dear Lord, in a state of positive an ticipation. Give me the wisdom to always seek your will for my life. Help me Father to pro mote a loving atmosphere wherever life’s jour ney takes me. Father, create a willingness to be a blessing in my heart, as You give me oppor tunities to bless others. Help me to remember that You work wonders through Your children. I love you Lord today and everyday. — AMEN 8519 Franjo Rd. / Miami, Fl

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Father, in the Name of Jesus: I am eternally grateful for the love You continue to bestow upon me. You love me unconditionally with all of my issues and all of my faults. You love me, Father, in spite of myself. I thank You for being with me always. I am comforted by the knowledge that You are with me every moment of my life. Lord as I navigate this wonderful journey called life I am eternally thankful for the love you continue to surround me with. I am thankful for the love and support of my amazing family. There is nothing I have done or could ever do to earn the blessings You continue to bestow upon me. Father I pray to be a blessing to others as you so generously bless me. You, my Lord are so worthy to be praised. Father I pray for peace during these uncertain times. As much as we try to figure it all out, Lord You already know. When I find myself pondering the circumstanc es of the day I take comfort in the fact that You are in charge! Nothing will happen that You don’t allow and nothing will happen that You cannot stop. I realize Dear Lord that it is not my job to understand. It is my job to be faithful and to trust that with You all is well, at all times. To God be the Glory. -- AMEN (786)295-5596

Wallace Aristide is a lifelong public servant and educator. He under stands the complexities facing youth and adolescents and is regarded as a highly respected advocate for change in unjust policies and procedures related to this population. His ear ly experience as a Detention Center Care Worker and Group Treatment Leader for the Department of Chil dren and Families compelled him to pursue a career in Education. Much of the population encountered func tioned below level academically and were socially and emotionally inept at coping with everyday realities of life. As a care worker, he was able to assist the residents significantly and wanted to make the same impact on youth before entering the system.

To date, he is a proven Turnaround Instructional Leader that has been influential and instrumental in helping to promote over 17 admin istrators during his 30-year career.

Throughout his educational ten ure, he served as a Temporary In structor, Head Football Coach, Algebra/Math Teacher, 5000 Role Models Site Coordinator, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and most recently, principal of Miami Northwestern Senior High School.

As a transformational leader, Mr. Aristide has received numerous awards. His honors and recognitions include the Urban League’s Princi pal of the Year Award in 2012; Faith Community Baptist Church Out standing Leadership in Education Award in 2013; the Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award in 2014 and Ryan Award Nominee honor ing transformational principals in underserved schools with the Eco nomically Disadvantaged, the Out standing Principal Award presented by the Miami Northwestern Senior High School Alumni Class of 1975 in 2015; and the Legacy Magazine Award as one of South Florida’s top Black Professionals in Education serving South Florida.

At Miami Northwestern, Wallace collaborated with corporate busi nesses, non-profit organizations, and colleges and universities to se cure multi-year multi-million dollar grants from Florida International University Education Effect (aqua ponics laboratory), complete on-site clinic services from the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, and a host of other services.

Wallace received a Key to the City and was a part of the City of North Miami Community Relations Board for Mayor Howard Premier’s Task Force during the early years of his career. Mr. Aristide also redirected troubled youth to succeed academ ically and become active contribu This campaign is about working hard to create a Miami-Dade where people can have equity and access to resources and opportunities. Our county must address the needs of all its community stakeholders. This campaign aims at finding ways for all people to have a better quality of life.”

Wallace Aristide earned a Bache lor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Accounting from the historical Bethune Cook man University in Daytona Beach, Florida; a Master of Science in Spe cific Learning Disabilities and a Florida Certification in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He Graduated College from a His torical Institution with a motto of “Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve”! Wallace continues to go by Dr. King’s expressional statement of “The most important and urgent of the day is what you do for others.”

He is inspired to Rebuild, Refresh, and Renew his community and is steadfast in his plight to serve his family, friends, and community. Wallace believes his candidacy is about collaboration; family, friends, and the community working togeth er to rebuild a Miami-Dade County that works for everyone. Wallace Aristide exudes the leadership, credibility, integrity, and service required to elevate Miami-Dade County District 2 to its special and rightful place. Others recognize his leadership as he is endorsed by Unite Here Local 355, South Flori da Realtors, and South Florida PBA among others. Political adv paid for and approved by Wallace Aristide candidate for Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 2

tors to the workforce as the Emman uel Baptist Church Youth movement mentor. Governor Rick Scott recog nized him for transforming Miami Northwestern Senior High from a repeat failing school to an “A” school. He was also recognized by Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho for his efforts in leading Miami Northwestern to the highest graduation rate in the school’s histo ry of 91%. Wallace is a long-standing member of The Hosana Communi ty Relations Board, serving children and families in despair. He’s committed to helping home less families by providing furniture, food, and water to affected members of the community. Other philan thropic efforts included volunteer ing at Good News Ministries before and during COVID - 19 food drives.

You might also have goosebumps and feel cold — even while you’re still out in the heat.


F or higher In the most severe cases, heat stroke could make you lose con sciousness.

Don’t overdo it: Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke


Heat exhaustion can develop over several days if you’re exposed to high temperatures and don’t hy drate properly. While it isn’t typi cally life-threatening, it should be treated immediately.

Heat exhaustion symptoms

Whether you’re working, garden ing, walking or hiking this sum mer, don’t let the heat get to you.

Here’s what you need to know about heat-related illnesses: Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion

There’s nothing like spending time in the garden, with the sun shining and birds chirping on a beautiful day. But after a while, high temps can make you feel a little woozy. You might want to keep pushing through, but that dizziness could be a sign of heat “Whenexhaustion.the heat makes you feel sick, it’s your body’s attempt to keep itself cool,” says George Avetian, DO, family medicine physician at Geisinger 65 For ward. “Your body temperature rises faster when you’re out in the heat, which could cause heat ex haustion or heat stroke.”

If you ignore the signs of heat ex haustion, it could progress to heat stroke, which can be Heatlife-threatening.strokeoccurs when your body becomes unable to regulate its temperature.  Heat stroke symptoms in

Wearillness.loose, lightweight fabrics and light-colored clothing to keep yourself feeling (and look ing) cool. When paired with good hydration and eating well-bal anced and light meals, you’ll be better equipped to keep ahead of the heat. Just make sure to avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages when it’s hot.

Another piece of advice for the dog days of summer: “If you’re taking regular medications, con sult with your physician or phar macist,” says Dr. Avetian. Why? Because some medications cause an adverse reaction in hot weath er, while others may not work as well in the heat.

The best thing you can do? Pro tect yourself from the heat in the first place. If you can, stay in a cool environ ment. “Places like malls, shop ping facilities, public libraries and senior centers typically have air conditioning,” says Dr. Ave It’stian.not always easy — or fun — to stay inside. Especially if the kids or grandkids are out playing. But saving outdoor activity for the morning or late evening, not during peak heat hours, will less en your chances of heat-related

Treating heat stroke and heat exhaustion If you have symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, stop what you’re doing immediately to cool down and rest. Call 911 if you have signs of heat stroke.

When you’re inside, close the shades or curtains in your house or apartment, and remember to leave a window open when using a fan. Try not to shower or bathe in water that’s too hot to avoid raising your body temperature.

“Remember that the very young and the elderly are most vul nerable to excessive heat,” says Dr. Avetian. “So check on your friends and neighbors frequent ly and notify authorities if you’re concerned.” And remember to never leave children, pets or any one else unattended in closed ve It’shicles.also a good idea for families to have a support network to check on at-risk members. Being prepared will help you act fast in case of emergency — or avoid heat-related illnesses all together.

Move to an area with circulating air from a fan or air conditioner. Loosen or take off as much cloth ing as possible. Cool, wet towels on your forehead, neck, armpits and groin will help lower your body temperature until medical help Drinkarrives.water, fruit juice or a sports drink with electrolytes to hydrate. Try for about 4 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes. Tips to avoid heat-related illness

City of North Miami Beach Bookbag Giveaway Tuesday, August 2 | 6 to 9 p.m. Back to the Hood Youth Forum Friday, August 5 | 10 a.m.

resides in them. That’s why we partner with dozens of local organizations throughout the year to promote healthier lifestyles and provide resources for the new school year. Visit us at any of these locations for the month of August.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo – North Saturday, August 6 | 11:15 a.m. Toys For Kids Miami Back-to-School Event Sunday, August 7 | 1 to 5 p.m. WMBM Back-to-School Bash Saturday, August 13 | 11 to 3:30 p.m. Jackson North Medical Center Back-to-School and Community Health Fair Saturday, August 13 | 10 to 1 p.m.

To find out more information on these events, visit

Weds Youth and Adult Prayer Meeting Bible Study: 7:30 PM BELIEVERS OF AUTHORITY 3655 Grand Avenue Miami, Fl 33130 www.believersofauthority.orgboaministries@hotmail.com305-442-7337 MINISTRIES, INC. Sunday Worship : 10:30 AM Bible Study (Tuesday) :7:30 PM Apostle John H. Chambers, III Pastor 18900 SW 106 AVE. #207 Miami, FL 33157 GRACE OF GOD BAPTIST CHIRCH 11000 SW 216th Street Miami, Fl, 3rdMissionBibleSundaySundaywww.GraceIsTheeplace.com305-259-122933170school...9:45AMWorship...11:00AMStudy...Wed.7:00PMFriends(Children)Saturdayat10:00AMRev. Mark PastorCoats, 9855 SW 152 St Miami, Florida 33176 Reverend Lance B. Bailey Sr. Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 A.M. Sunday Worship Service8:00 A.M. & 11 :00 A.M. Thursday- Noon Day Bible Study; Prayer Meeting & Study of the Word- 7:00 P.M. Pastor James R. Polk,Sr. Pastor / Teacher DorisPastorGranberry,Rev. DorisPastorGranberry, CHURCH DIRECTORY Sunday Morning Worship 11:00AM Thursday Bible Study 7:00PM Rev. RodneyPastorUpshaw,

KINGDOM BUILDERS MINISTRIES Dr. James Walden Pastor / Teacher 12001 SW 213 Terr. Goulds, FL 33170 FIRST ST. JOHN M. B. CHURCH 13740 SW 264 St. Naranja, Fl 33032 305-258-4380 Sunday School 8:30AM Sunday Worship Service 10:00AM Wednesday Night Service 7:00PM Rev. Rodney S. Rumph, Sr., Pastor Rev. RobertPastorShaw, TGT June2016.indd 24 5/31/16 11:43 AM PROPHETIC REVIVAL CENTER 183 NE 8th ST. Homestead, Fl 33030 (Inside Hatikvah www.sandramoore.org305-281-9045Temple) Sunday Worship Service 1:30PM Children’s Church. 2:00PM Prayer / Bible Study... Wed. 7:00PM Rev. Sandra Moore, Pastor Rev. Dr. Bettie M. Ferguson, Pastor Sunday School................. 9:45AM Sunday Worship............... 11:00AM - 1:30PM Thursday Bible Study....... 7:00-8:00PM Sunday School...................9:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship...11:00 AM Prayer: Tuesdays & Fridays at Noon Corporate Prayer: Wednesday....7:30 PM Bible Study: Wednesday........8 PM Youth Activities: Friday ..........8 PM Rev. MelissaPastorRolle-Scott, Rev. ElijahPastorBemley, MT. CALVARY NATIONAL CHURCH OF GOD, INC. 17500 SW 103 Avenue, Perrine, FL 33157 FAITH IN DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES 18190 SW 102nd Avenue Miami, Fl docfergie@bellsouth.net33157305-909-6861 TGT_JAN_2021.indd 21 1/13/21 6:21 PM Rev. Dr. RemielPastorLockwood, Sunday Worship Service : 8am ( in person) 11am (virtual) Wednesday Bible Study : Noon (in person)7pm (virtual )

LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL 4855 NW 183rd St. Miami, FL 305-624-0044 Sunday Morning Worship: 9 AM Weds. Mid-week Service: 7:30 PM SAT Corporate Prayer: 8 AM Pastor Willie & Karen Felton, Pastors Dr. C.PPastorPreston, 10:00 AM8:30 AM Sunday Morning Service 11:30AM Bible Study Thursday 6:30PM Corporate Prayer 12 Noon NOW FAITH ON WHEELS OUTREACH MINISTRIES 3820 NW 169th Terrace Miami Gardens nowfaithoutreachministry@yahoo.comFL.33055 Pastors Henry and Doris Burney Pastor’s Willie and Karen Felton 14501 NW 7th Ave. Miami, Fl 33168 Youth Empowerment 1st & 3rd Friday 7:00 PM Marriage Enhancement 4th Friday 7:30 PM Sunday Worship 9:30 AM Sunday School 8:30 AM Tues Bible Study 6:45 PM Wed Bible Study 10:45 AM TGT_January_2022.indd 18 1/5/22 1:44 PM

Rev. Paul E. PastorMoss, Rev. Charles M. Taylor, Senior Minister Sunday Worship Celebration & Youth Sunday School 9:50 am Tuesday Prayer Service 6:00 pm Noonday Meditation M-Th 12noon Senior Minister Sunday School 9:00 AM Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Sunday Evening Worship 7:00 PM Tuesday Bible Study 7:00PM Friday Prayer Meeting 8:00 PM GRACE BAPTISTEVANGELICALCHURCH,INC. 8400 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, Fl 33138 Ph: 786-230-3786 Fax: 305-754-9200 14501 NW 7th Ave Miami, Fl 33168 Sunday School 8 AM Morning Worship 9 AM and 11 AM Bible Study Tuesday 7 PM Rev. Jacques F. PastorSaint-Louis, Church Phone 786-286-5611 Church Fax www.unitedchristianpraiseandworshipcenter.com305-620-7020 UNITED CHRISTIAN PRAISE & WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH INC. 7626 NW 7th Ave Miami FL 33150 / Mailing address 2370 NW 174th Terr Miami Gardens FL 33056 Sunday School : 9:30 AM Sunday Service :10:30 AM Bible Study every other Wednesday 7:30 PM Bishop Dennis Jackson Sunday service: 7 AM and 10 AM Sunday School 8:30 AM Wednesday: Bible Study, 7 PM INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR CHURCH OR MINISTRY IN THE GOSPEL TRUTH? EMAIL US SANDY@THEGOSPELTRUTHNEWS.COMTODAY “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

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