There is no "i" on the Nehemyah Team.
Contact: Herb Genthe
Nehemyah Teams are made up of men and women with diverse talents, who desire to honor God with the skills of their hands. They are sent out several times a year to Christian schools, camps, churches, and other organizations in need of renovation or expansion. They help with construction projects, painting, landscaping, and cleaning, among many other tasks. The purpose of each trip is to supply a self-funded labor force to improve the facilities (grounds or buildings) of a specific ministry. Our desire is that these improvements will enhance the ministry’s ability to serve others for the sake of the Gospel.
Since 1999, Nehemyah Teams have tackled a variety of projects and challenges, including the installation of a lift in our own church for wheelchair access, cutting down trees for a church parking lot in northern Wisconsin, hanging drywall in a church auditorium in Mexico, as well as putting up insulation, roofing, and pouring concrete & gravel for a baptistery in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Just like the Hebrew spelling for Nehemiah, our “Nehemyah Team” is spelled without the “i” because these trips are not about self, but about serving others. We have cultivated a strong team effort philosophy. The ministry’s inspiration comes from Nehemiah’s rallying call to rebuild the city of Jerusalem: “Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build” (Nehemiah 2:20).