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Category: Our Stories

Luigi: Forever Changed

11/16/2020 in Category Ministry Updates, Our Stories

I met Luigi three years ago during the 6th grade orientation at Miami Springs Middle School. He came up to the Catalyst info table with his dad and wrote his name on the afterschool program... More

“If It Wasn’t For You Guys”

10/21/2020 in Category Ministry Updates, Our Stories, Over the Edge

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... More

Interrupted

10/7/2020 in Category Our Stories

In May 2018, I flew in from Chicago to see firsthand what God was doing through Miami YFC.  As I arrived at South Miami High School to check-out a Campus Life club, I discovered an unusual... More

Saved by Reckless Love

9/9/2020 in Category Ministry Updates, Our Stories, Over the Edge

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... More

Why I Rappelled: Kevin’s Story

8/12/2020 in Category Our Stories, Over the Edge

We are preparing to launch Over the Edge 2021 on September 15, 2020!  In preparation, we're featuring stories about stopping youth violence.  Here, staffer and Catalyst alum Kevin Sanchez... More