On Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m., the Men of Nehemiah, a south-Dallas-based men’s recovery organization, will sing at the city-wide interfaith memorial service for the homeless at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas (click here for details).
The Men of Nehemiah, a Christian community service movement designed to rebuild the lives of families that have been torn apart by the vicious onslaught of poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, crime and violence, was born out of a Pastor’s heart-wrenching desire to save his wayward son from the grip of addiction and dereliction.
As a result of his relentless love for his son, coupled with the power of God, Pastor Louis Harrell, Sr., a former Colonel in the US Army and a Superintendent in The Church of God in Christ, established The Men of Nehemiah in the city of New Orleans, La. in 1994. As a participant in the Discipleship program his father founded, Louis, Jr. was eventually set free.
“Before Nehemiah, I had been addicted to drugs for 16 years. My life was spiraling out of control. I went back to selling drugs, staying out late, not coming home, cheating on my wife, drinking, being disrespectful and rebellious,” said participant Johnny V. “I wanted it to stop. So, I got down on my knees outside and asked God to change my life. I called my mom shortly after. The next day she brought me to The Men of Nehemiah.”
You can learn more about the Men of Nehemiah at www.themenofnehemiah.org.