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Village of Peace - In Loving Memory of Yeshai Fields

Yeshai Issac Fields

Yeshai Issac Fields

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Team Fundraising Goal: $245,100.00

Total Number of Gifts: 449
Total Value of Gifts: $189,128.07

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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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Pamela and Howard Moldan
Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Dear Family:
So sorry to have missed the event at the W! Just tried to watch the video that is up and could hardly see for the tears. Here is another donation to continue the wonderful work of the Field's family in Yeshai's name. You are testimony that WE CAN, ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR THE COMMON GOOD.
May GOD BLESS YOU ALL and this wonderful work.

Thu, Aug 09, 2012
Hello brother. Just to let you know that you aré and will always be on our minds. I believe that to live is to remember and to remember is to live. So everytime i reminisce about our times together, it brings great joy to my life. Thank You for everything and Big hugs and kisses! Miss You lots! Arty.

Mon, May 28, 2012
Here or there, you continue to do us all proud. Your spirit is palpable as evidenced by the outpouring we witnessed last night at your first formal fund raiser. Family, Friends, Strangers, Names I only know through the media all reached out to contribute to a goal greater than our individual selves, which is to help others in need. We all took another step towards the actualization of this shared vision. This again is a testament to the love you radiated and serves to renew our faith.
I read back on our chats when you and Nadav were backpacking through South and Central America to name a few places and see how this helped form your spirit, heart and mind. This endeavor would please you well.
To all of you, from a father whose love remains undiminished without regard to distance or circumstance, may all the blessings that creation holds be upon you and yours for your love and support.

uncle straussie & wave & mcbeth & bildo & syl
Sat, Apr 21, 2012
we love you.

Gigi Giusti
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
Kenny, I love you more than I could put into words. There isn't a moment that goes by where I don't think about your beautiful face. You always did so much for so many people, and you were always happy to help in any situation with a smile on your face. It's still hard for me to go certain places and know that I can't text you to meet me, it almost seems unreal at times. You were like a brother to me and the memories I have with you I will always cherish. I know you're looking over us, and I'm so happy that we can all come together to make your dreams of helping others come true. I love you so much Yeshai, you will forever be in my heart.
Love, Showcase

Melissa Aplin
Tue, Apr 17, 2012
Words cannot describe how much I miss you. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you, your smile, and every memory I'm blessed to have had with you. This charity encompasses everything you wanted to do, I know you will be proud. I love you Yeshai and miss you everyday. Love always and forever, Muffin <3

Amanda Gurgel
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
Yeshai although I knew you shortly, you left a mark in my heart with your radiating smile, love, and sense of humor. You are an exemplary model for living life to the fullest. My condolences to the Field's family may the memories of Yeshai be forever remembered through acts of kindness.

Paul Littmann
Tue, Mar 13, 2012
Yeshai - From all that I've heard about you from my friend, Michelle, and what I've read about you, you were a great source of love, happiness and inspiration for all those around you. You have touched many lives and will be in the hearts of your friends and family forever.

Elaine Pennachio
Sun, Mar 11, 2012
Yeshai, you will be forever in our hearts.I think of you every day. You will be remembered on this earth for your kindness and generosity of spirit.You know the secret of the other side. I hope it is amazing!

Marshall Crane
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
Words can do not describe how many lives you have touched and how many future lives that will be touched by you. Your smile will live forever. You are missed everyday by a lot of people. Love you brother! Boozehounds for life!!!

Sara Goldie Bliss
Fri, Mar 09, 2012
What an amazing cause! We will never understand...and we will never forget him...but just remember "only the good die young." And know he is ALWAYS watching over all of his friends and family.

Howard & Pamela Moldan
Fri, Mar 09, 2012
What a beautiful idea by which to remember and honor Yeshai. Thank you for the opportunity to take part.
Robert and Nava, Jonathan and Nadav...
extended family and friends... we cannot express enough our feelings; words are inadequate.
Sadly, we realize, from reading the heartfelt words already written, that we didn't know Yeshai well enough. Even though we're family, we did not know he went by "Kenny". He was always Yeshai to us.
A beautiful young man, inside and out, always with a loving manner to us and others. WE were always made to feel welcomed and loved when we visited and that means a lot.
How time flies. We cherish the memories that we have.
May this charity help others to realize what a kind, loving, and selfless person was Yeshai. It's obvious that he touched many lives.
We need to visit more often!
Much love,
Howie and Pam

Oscar Salinas Valenzuela
Fri, Mar 09, 2012
Nunca pense que me doleria la despedida definitiva de un amigo como la de mi hermano se que ahora estan juntos en algun lugar del cielo. Gracias por cruzarte en mi camino Kenny!!!

Lisa Marie
Wed, Mar 07, 2012
You were larger than life from the moment I met you. Your light shined brighter than anybody elses.There was never a bad moment in my life because you always found a way to make it better no matter the circumstance. Words can't even begin to describe how much I miss you, but I know you are able to listen to the whispers of my heart. I know you're looking down at us, smiling...happy. This is something you have always wanted. We will continue to shine your light. Yeshai, love and miss you with all of my heart.

Tim Schirripa
Wed, Mar 07, 2012
Yeshai..You always put a smile on my face with your uplifting spirit and humor. Ang and I always felt the love you gave. Honored to a part of your dream to do the same for people that really need it. Much Love

Carlos Belone
Wed, Mar 07, 2012
Yeshai.. I love you boy.. I appreciate all the love you and your brother always showed me bra, now I can return a fragment of the love that you showed me by supporting a dream that you would've loved to be a part of of. Thanks for all the great times we spent with each other, you'll be dearly missed. I'll always hold you down !!

Kristal Martin
Tue, Mar 06, 2012
You are missed but never forgotten, Yeshai. You have the most beautiful friends and family who will make sure your spirit will always live on. The outpouring of love and support from SO many people is a true testament to your heart and your character - you touched so many lives in such a positive way! You're a beautiful soul and I'm so blessed to have known you - I will never forget you. Luv ya kiddo xo

Dan camino
Tue, Mar 06, 2012
Kenny words can't describe how much I miss you.I know your watching over all of us right now just like you always have you are my brother and I will never forget you. The best times in my life I always had you standing right next to me to enjoy them because you made them that way the best. you lived the life I've always dreamed of and I can't wait to see you again.I hope I was as good of a friend as you were always to me until we meet again i love you camino.

Dan Pridemore
Mon, Mar 05, 2012
There isn't much I can say to you that you don't already know. You know what you meant to me, I'm thankful that we were always able to voice that to one another. You had such an impact on my life and so many others. Even now without your physical presence you continue to help those in need. Someone will be sleeping comfortably because of you and I know that would make you so proud. You were always there for me and I'm going to continue to do my best to be there for you. Watch over and bless us all Kenny and one day meet me at the gates. Love you, Pridemore

Danny Harris
Mon, Mar 05, 2012
twin, the times we shared are impossible to forget. the love you gave to all left a substantially large impact on the world around you and this fund has already proved that. you will never be forgetten and your legacy will live on forever in our hearts and through dave as you continue watch over us. we all love and miss you terribly.

Mon, Mar 05, 2012
Trying to sum up both my emotions and our bond in a paragraph or two would never suffice and would be an injustice. Rather from now on, more so than before, I promise to dedicate my life in honor of you. This charity and all other endeavors will be living proof. In your own words, "I live for you and you live for me." I love you Chewie.
Your twin, Nadoo aka Dezmond

The Lorenzo Family
Mon, Mar 05, 2012
So proud to be a part of making your dreams come true.

lewis maldonado
Mon, Mar 05, 2012
Yeshai you were such an amazing person with such a unique view of life not a day goes by where i don't miss you. Live on and can't wait to see you one day.

Elana Nadler
Sun, Mar 04, 2012
Yeshai I am so happy to help make your dream come true and to see the happiness in others who need it most. We have known each other since we were little and I will never forget you. I know you are smiling and watching over your family and friends everyday. We will make you proud! Miss and love you

Marc Morone
Sun, Mar 04, 2012
Kenny, I couldn't be more proud to help you work in this way. You were always there for me as a friend and like a brother. I have known you for years but in the past year you have helped me with my new ventures more than anyone and its my turn to help you in yours. I heard your message and you know I will always be here for you and your brothers. I love you and miss you, our time together was lived to the fullest and without regret !
Can't wait to see you again,

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