Following Jesus is hard. Our faith walk requires us to live uncomfortably, denying ourselves and relinquishing control. With thousands of children in the Illinois foster care system, there is a great need for action. As followers of Christ, we may not all be called to bring a vulnerable child into our home, but we are all called to act. Nehemiah led the charge to rebuild Jerusalem’s wall as an act of obedience to what God called him to, but it also required commitment and sacrifice from the entire community to make it a reality. The call of the church is to be one community working together to make a positive impact one life at a time.