We are all Americans, from the CEOs in Washington, DC to the Drug Dealers in Camden, NJ; from the one who serves in the local rescue mission for homeless to the one serving a life sentence for murder in a state prison; from the single mom with three kids from three different daddies trying to fix her mistakes to the one that seems to never learn. We are all Americans, from the white to the black, from the black to the white; from Hawaii to Alaska, from Puerto Rico to those that now call the US their “legal” home; some does not speak good English or any English at all, but we are all Americans. From the gun lovers to the gun haters; from the liberals to the conservatives, from all races, from all colors, from all religions, from what is disgusting to some, to what is disgusting to others we are all Americans. From Sarah Palin to Michael Moore, from Rush Limbaugh to Bill Maher, from Evangelist Billy Graham to Louis Farrakhan, from the Salvation Army to the Black Panthers, from the one in seminary to the one on crack…we are all Americans! From the ghetto to Bel Air, from Main to Florida, from Florida to California, from California to the Washington of the west and back to Main, from the Mountains to the Coasts, from our President to Romney…from you and from me…we are all Americans! All of these realities are our realities, the reality of America!
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An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona. View all posts by angelcasiano