Nehemiah International Ministry’s logo was designed with more than just our acronym in mind; we wanted it to provide a visual representation of what NIM is about.
NIM is a partner, a connector, a portal – through which people and resources can join with other people and resources to advance the kingdom. Some people are able to travel to other parts of the world to teach, train, build. Some people have financial resources to provide materials, plane tickets, clothing, etc. Some people are steadfast in prayer and can move things in the spirit realm to make a way into a nation, region, or a person’s heart that had previously been closed off.
NIM’s mission is to bring tools of all kinds to missionaries, pastors, churches, and leaders who are already established and actively building in the areas where they live. Just as in the book of Nehemiah, we work alongside these servants to survey the damage, see what the needs are, and put into action all that the Lord has laid on our hearts.
Nehemiah International Ministry is about God’s grace and favor for people who have had their lives, nations, villages, and cities destroyed. It’s about restoration. It’s about the Lord’s vision, spoken over the Lord’s people, for the rebuilding of their lives. It is about leadership and mobilizing the body of Christ for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission: “Go and make disciples.” The meaning of Nehemiah’s name is “God’s comfort,” and that is our heart too.
The keyhole, strategically placed in the middle of the letter “I” (International), represents an invitation for you to enter and to join your resources with ours and with those of others who partner with us. By working together, our collective sphere of influence and the opportunities available for affecting change are greatly expanded.
The keyhole is also significant because Jesus has given us keys to the kingdom for the purpose of opening up things of God, and also for closing and locking off things of the enemy. What does that look like? It looks like Isaiah 61: “…to proclaim good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning…”
Your resources of time, talent, energy, knowledge, money, creativity, etc., are all KEY to enabling NIM to do what we’ve been called to do.