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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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A Heart Restored
The old piano sat in a vacant house under piles of trash for longer than anyone could remember. The stench of mold and mildew repulsed any approach; rust caked the strings from years of moisture silencing the soundboard. Was it worth salvaging? Was the task of restoration worth the investment?
I listened in awe to the resonate voice and the beautiful clarity of the restored piano sitting in its place of honor on the platform of the recital hall. Mesmerized by the moment, I was reminded of the great vision and the great commitment that is required to restore things that have been damaged and neglected. I choked back tears as I witnessed the great reward. Piece after piece was played with a tenderness with which one would caress a jewel of great worth. Joy beamed from the faces of the masters as they coaxed beautiful, priceless passion from the old instrument. The body of the piano, restored to its former beauty and extravagance only served to render the instrument of the greatest value. We were told, "People will come from far and wide to see this restored and now priceless instrument." Oh, yes! It was worth it.