“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
This quote by Margaret Meade contains 22 words, and yet to many it is a treatise on how to help improve the world, this country and this community we call home. Dr. Meade’s quote, with all of its hope, describes what is happening with The Mustard Seed Community Health.
It started with an idea that morphed into a dream that became reality on October 22, 2015; a reality of being able to provide assistance medically and in many other ways to our neighbors that are underserved.
On that Thursday this fall over 70 people attended the Open House of The Mustard Seed Community Health Center at 238 S. English Street, part of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church campus. To the “small group” that first held the dream, the response was overwhelming. Those in attendance included many “committed citizens/neighbors”, retired physicians, clergy from numerous churches, city council members, state representatives and other people who have devoted their lives to being a part of the “change”.
The construction is winding up. The onsite training of personnel is beginning. The next step is to “hang the shingle”!