The Legacy of Richard Kaufman

“Richard Kaufman who grew up in the 1970s during the “dark ages” of disability awareness. He was placed in special education classes at the start of elementary school. Determined to prove others wrong, he graduated from high school in 1985 and earned his Associate of Art degree in 1999. In 2009, he began his journey at FIU. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in mental health counseling and wants to dedicate his career to helping others. On Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Kaufman will receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology with a minor in religious studies.”  Florida International University

We are so proud of our friend Richard Kaufman. Richard has overcome a life of tremendous obstacles to graduate yesterday with a BS from Florida International University ( FIU)

The president of FIU recognized two people amongst the hundreds present for a life of special achievement while at FIU. One was Pastor Joseph Holbrook. The other one was Richard Kaufman. For ten minutes, he had Richard stand up while eloquently relaying to the thousands present his special achievements.

We who were part of Richard’s party were given VIP seating in the very front row. The head of the graduation event met with us personally to praise Richard’s achievements. One of Richard’s professors requested to meet with him after the commencement exercises.

Truly an amazing event for a deserving man, Richard Kaufman! GO RICHARD!

Invite Jose and Mary to speak or minister at your group or church. Blessings!

Bible Seminars

Healing and revival meetings

Spiritual Gift Training



Mary’s Book:


With Professor Larson


With long time friend, Mike Berry


With FIU President, Mark Rosenberg


President Mark Rosenberg FIU’s president, meeting Richard’s mother, Barbara Drake


With Pastor Ralph Gomez of Doral Vineyard Church


Richard being recognized

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