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2018 - To Life! Welcome to 2018, we've been anxiously awaiting your arrival! In this January issue we welcome Omar Aleman to our pages with his "Undercover Christian", a fascinating testimony as retrospective of a life filled with intrigue while favoring God’s wishes, quite a balancing act and deftly done. Editor Shelly Pond conducted a most extraordinary interview with Don Campion on his life, his mission, his beliefs and the impact that Lifework Leadership has had. Lifework Leadership is transformational for the 600+ South Florida leaders fortunate enough to be invited (in the past thirteen years) to go through this once-a-month course that challenges minds and engages hearts to lead like Jesus. 2018: The significance of the number eighteen in the Bible comes from its symbolic meaning for bondage. After taking possession of the promised land, the children of Israel were in bondage to several nations and peoples before Saul was made king. Two of their enemies – Eglon the Moabite king and the Philistines (with the help of the people ofAmmon) -– oppressed them for 18 years (Judges 3:12, 14, 10:7 – 8). Joshua led the children of Israel into the promised land after the death of Moses. Seven years later, in 1398 B.C., he completes the dividing of Canaan among the Israelites. For the next 18 years, until his death at the age of 110, he serves as Israel's first Judge. In the period preceding Israel's first human king (1398 to 1050 B.C.), a total number of 18 people served as Judges: They were Joshua, Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Barak, Eli, Gideon, Abimelech, Tola, Jephthah, Samson, Samuel, Ibzan, Jair, Elon, Abdon and Samuel's two sons Joel andAbiah. To the Jewish, 18 is among the most significant of numbers; celebration of and to life. It's "chai", meaning "alive" or "living" ...and the significance to reward in multiples of $18 is Chai, $36 is double chai, and so on. So, 2018 is our Good News "To Life" as we will continue to strive for excellence in our mission to produce the type of publication that best glorifies God, our boss. Please hang with us, share us, embrace us, pray with us and continue to support our efforts: to God be the glory. - Les *Biblical references above were taken from the Bible study located at PUBLISHER 2 JANUARY 2018 Good News • South Florida Edition South Florida Edition • Good News • January 2018 • Volume 19, Issue 10 - Leslie J. Feldman - On the Cover Fort Lauderdale Police participated in a national initiative Building Community in November. Pictured from left to right: Cora Fuller, Sergeant Anthony Gnisci, Charlie and Flo- rence McBride, Sergeant Tarek Bazzi and Officer Shane Calvey . Photo credit: Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Order of Po- lice Lodge #31 Good News is enjoyed by young and old. Keep reading and you too will be hooked Forget the 18-35 demographic that advertisers crave. The Good News has captured the 8-13 demographic!! Great job Leslie Feldman. - Tim Johnson PERSPECTIVE 4 Dense Fog – by Stephan Tchividjian INSIGHT 6 5 Essentials for Marketplace Missions – by Rob Hoskins LIFEPOINTS 8 Looking at Time a Little Differently – by Dr. Gary Hewins LIFEWORK LEADERSHIP 10 - 12 Banyan Air’s Don Campion Defined His Mis- sion at Lifework Leadership – by Shelly Pond GOOD NEWS WANTS TO KNOW 22 - 25 What’s the top item on your bucket list? COVER STORY 27 - 28 Police Break Bread and Pick Up Paintbrushes to Build Community – by Shelly Pond GOOD NEWS PALM BEACH COUNTY 30 - 35 CHURCH UNITED 30 Delayed Leadership – by Phil Letizia CALENDAR OF EVENTS 44 – 45 CLASSIFIEDS 50 - 51 Publisher: Leslie J. Feldman [email protected] Editor: Shelly Pond Shelly[email protected] Editorial Assistant: Lydia Hicks [email protected] Art Director: Milton McPherson [email protected] Advertising & Marketing: Al Lehman Sr. Marketing Director [email protected] Robert “Buddy” Helland Jr. Sr. Marketing Manager [email protected] Advertising: We reach over 120,000 readers each month. Placing an ad in our publication is affordable and effective to help grow your business Call us today! Distribution: To become a free distribution point for the news- paper, please contact Shelly. Circulation: In Broward and Palm Beach total 45,000/mo. Distribution starts the first week of each month. The Good News is published by Good News Media Group, LLC, Reproduction in whole or part strictly forbidden without the consent of the publisher. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Good News Media Group, LLC. PO Box 670368 Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-564-5378 CONTENTS Good News • January 2018 • Volume 19 Issue 10