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MISSION: to serve our community by identifying and supporting Christ-centered leadership and by providing resources to programs meeting the spiritual and physical needs of children and families.
VISION: That the Body of Christ will achieve its full potential in impacting every family in Clark County with the Gospel.
WHY "NEHEMIAH"? ... The Old Testament Prophet, Nehemiah, rallied his community to rebuild the broken city walls of Jerusalem. In the same fashion, the walls of Springfield and Clark County, Ohio need to be replaced, fortified, and strengthened--stone by stone. This work must begin with the families, the foundation of any community, that live and work within the walls.
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An Uncluttered Heart
It was Friday. The week's assignments should have been completed. I grabbed my coat and decided not to look at the mess that still shouted from my desk. As I drove home, I was taunted by two cups rolling around on the floorboard of my car, reminding me at every stop that they were left unattended. I stepped into the house, grateful for the hope of a weekend and stopped in my tracks. The dining room table, the place of hospitality, friendship, great food and great conversations, was overrun with piles--piles screaming they were left unattended. I wanted to scream, run away, blame someone else, even cry. I did none of those things. Ironically, I went to the table and piled my computer, my purse, my gloves and my keys on top of an already existing pile, and walked away. The weight of the "unattended" threatened my weekend forecast. The irritation I felt turned quickly to apathy and resignation. What should have been a warning sign only provoked weariness in my heart.