On September 23, 2017, we had our first Nehemiah gathering. This fellowship had its humble beginnings when some of the leaders from Ecclesia responded to the call to yet again serve the youth that are in their pre-teen years. In the book of Nehemiah, we read the king of Babylon allowed Nehemiah and the Israelites to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls and fortifications of the city. With a new generation of teenagers starting to explore their faith, our prayer is that they too may build up their relationship with God. Just as the Israelites strengthened their home against enemy forces, so should we ask God for strength and power against sin, discouragement and destruction.