Our Goal: YESHAI'S VILLAGE OF PEACE
In San Agustin, Quezalguaque, Nicaragua there is a small village of approximately 300 people currently living in extreme poverty that need our help. These people seek refuge from where they can sleep free of garbage, rodents, and disease. Our mission is to develop a self-sustaining community for these residents.
Since the project's inception (March 2012), we have already completed phase one and built a community consisting of 36 homes, a school, community center, farm, medical clinic, and a technical center (under construction). In Nov '12 we visited the village. Although many have received homes, 30 families continue to live in unacceptable conditions.
Please help us reach our goal by providing homes for the remaining residents.
Yeshai Fields was born five minutes after his twin brother Nadav, in the picturesque town of Tiberias, Israel on the western shores of the Sea of Galilee. Yeshai was raised on a sheep farm until a young age, when his family then immigrated to Coral Springs, Florida. The younger twin blossomed becoming an excellent student, an avid soccer fan and player as well as developing an indelible popularity that would last a lifetime. Yeshai graduated from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2000 and matriculated to the University of Florida the following fall to begin studies in finance. He received his degree in finance in 2004 and gained entry into the University of Miami’s Law Schoolin 2007, receiving his doctorate in jurisprudence in 2010. At the time of his passing, Yeshai was seeking a position as a public defender with the goal of furthering his education as a Juris Doctor and helping people less fortunate than himself.
Yeshai Fields was a man of principle, believing that life should be lived with the goal of helping people of all walks of life, developing unbreakable bonds of friendship and camaraderie, and living life with a smile on his face. Yeshai had such charisma that naturally attracted all types of people. People did not simply want to be in his presence, they yearned to be among him. His spirit was intoxicating and his aura was infectious. Yeshai had the special talent of seeping his way into your heart and making us see the good in all things. His smile was magical and a sparkling reminder that the beauty of human emotion can captivate us all.
Yeshai was a champion of living life to the fullest and helping others to do the same. Through his travels of the world he spread his jovial spirit and love across the earth. He frolicked around the Giza pyramids, sun bathed in Thailand, cheered his favorite soccer players in Rio, and toasted champagne with South Beach’s finest. Following his lead, we all learned to balance our lives by forging forward and never looking back, all the while trying to build our own legacies with happiness in our hearts and a smile on our faces.
We honestly believe that the most cherished thing in Yeshai Fields’ life was the bonds of friendship and camaraderie that he developed between his family and his friends. Yeshai was a worthy friend. So great he was at listening, supporting, and just being a positive influence in the lives of so many. Nothing, not school, not work, or any obligation dared to be an obstacle to the friendship and love that Yeshai provided. The magnanimity he displayed showed his quality and is something that we all should strive to achieve.
The memory of Yeshai Fields will live on. Like a picturesque sunrise on the sea of eternity,you are a constant in our lives that will never be forgotten. Our love for you is undeniable, insurmountable, and to this day flourishes even in the absence of your physical being. We dream of you, envisioning ourselves holding you one last time, shaking your hand one last time, and gracing us with your presence just one last time. Our senses are now calm, free of all that is partial and impure. And as we travel down that winding road, invigorated by a new sense of tranquility, we listen for your heavenly whispers, hope to feel your magnetic touch, knowing that one day our veils will be lifted and your shining smile and beautiful being will be there to greet us.
Written by Dr. Larry R. Jackson II
Why we chose this charity?
Food for the poor is the largest international relief organization in the United States. They have maintained fundraising and administrative costs of less than 4% of its expenses; more than 96% of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Because of its proximity to the states, we will have the opportunity of visiting and seeing Yeshai's dream come to fruition. Monies will be directed to Food for the Poor in honor of Yeshai.
Yeshai always dreamed of providing for the underprivileged. May this tribute and our generosity be in honor of Yeshai’s relentless vision to help bring happiness to others.
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