This is our daughter Ileana J. Casiano’s Air Force Graduation. We are absolutely proud of her as the first female in the Casiano family to join the USA Arm Forces. Israel was not perfect, nobody is! However, in Scripture we see the men and women of God honoring, loving, praying and even weeping for their nation. Not one example can be found from Abraham to Moses, from Moses to King David and all the way to the apostles where they expressed hatred against their country. The USA is not perfect either, however, it is ok to honor our country, it is ok to love our country, it is ok to pray for our country and to weep for her. Our soldiers go as far as fighting for her. They pay the price of sacrificing time with their families and, some pay the ultimate price by giving their lives for our freedom. As a father, those couple of days celebrating and witnessing, firsthand, how the Air Force was use so powerfully by God to transform my daughter’s character, were truly life changing.
Music: America the Beautiful, an amazing rendition by Phil Driscoll America the Beautiful, the classic rendition by Ray Charles and, Set Me Free, by Casting Crowns
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. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.
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