Operation Nehemiah


Operation Nehemiah -  From our Pastor's messages in reference to vision, he focused on the remnant in Judah that were in distress and the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, and Nehemiah asked the king for permission to return and rebuild the city.   Artaxerxes sent him to Judah as governor of the province with a mission to rebuild, furnished him with letters explaining his support for the venture, and provision for timber from the king's forest. Once there, Nehemiah defied the opposition of Judah's enemies on all sides—Samaritans, Ammonites, Arabs and Philistines—and rebuilt the walls within 52 days! SV 1st Church is that remnant and we are tasked with the mission of rebuilding families, dreams, hopes and people who have been trampled by the enemy. We can do this and we will start by giving it a name - OPERATION NEHEMIAH!  Vision + Faith + Action = Victory!!

Our vision is yet Loving God, Loving People, Serving Both, but our mission is to rekindle the community of our neighborhoods by caring for and helping our neighbors in need. Not only reaching out to our neighbors next door, down the street or around the corner but in surrounding communities. We thrive on making a positive transformation in the lives of people and communities by shining the light of Jesus. This will get us out in the community and collaborate with other churches and non-profits.

Our focus is to buiild upon what we already have  -  

1. Health & Wellness -Make availabe programs that men, women and children are given the tools to achieve a thriving, productive, wholesome, spiritual family environment. - we can accomplish this through workshops, conferences and recreational activities (Family conference, women's workshops, music workshops, Football camps etc) 

2. Family Life -Identify and make available programs that focus on improving the quality of life within the nuclear family. In the long term, I believe that we will witness visible transformation within families of the SWR Youth community as men, women and children are given the tools to achieve a thriving, productive, wholesome, spiritual family environment.

3. Food Bank Outreach - Food Boxes, care packages, clothing giveaways  

4. Sierra Vista Dream Center (Back Pack program, after-school program, STEAM)

5.Ecomonic Development - Make available resources that result in new jobs being created, and provide job training within our local community. Throughout this process see visible transformation within Carmichael community families as individuals are given the means and the tools to achieve a living wage.

6. Crime Prevention - make available programs that reduce crime and lower recidivism rates for past offenders. As we partner with the Sierra Vista Police Dept and Cochise County Sheriffs office we continue to address how we prevent crime within the teen population.

SV 1st Church exist to establish and sustain collaborative relationship with United Way and Tucson Food Bank to restore individuals to their rightful place in society by equipping them with the skills necessary to overcome social, economic, and educational deprivation.  Through bold action, constant learning and challenging the norm, our operation (Operation Nehemiah) will be recognized throughout the community and the City as a force for empowering people to THRIVE. Operation Nehemiah will help families, especially those in poverty, to raise healthy, resilient children.  Operation Nehemiah will use every resource at its disposal to see that residents in our community put at risk by family circumstances, have the means to grow into hopeful citizens with worthy futures. Eventually we will see our Operation expanded out into -

1. Social Service Center (we want to be the first name that come out of their mouths - ie Where can I get help? SV COGIC - OPERATION NEHEMIAH!!)

2. Counseling Center ( yes I know we will need certified counselors) 

3. Food, Clothing & Household Goods Bank - We are currently building the supply food closet. Carmichael School has already gave us their non-perishable food itmes and Carmichael School now comes to SV 1st Church when people are in need of food. Eventually they will come to us for clothing, food and household items........ SV 1st Church will be the backbone of our community 

4. Financial Management & Budgeting Counseling - Make available programs that result in enlightened individuals who Earn, Save, Invest and Spend Wisely (Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University) and execute sound long term financial plans focused on creating, growing and managing wealth. Continue to  show people that our whole church is DEBT FREE!!!!!!!!!!

Operation Nehemiah! Come be a part of the great movement!!

For more info please call the church office at 520-439-5031

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