Photo courtesy City of Cedar Hill
Neighbors Helping Neighbors In The Cedar Hill Community
It all started with a simple conversation between a mayor and a citizen two decades ago.
Now, two decades later, Mission Cedar Hill is well-known for its work helping homeowners recover from code violations. These can range from overgrown grass to fences needing repair, broken garage doors, replacing siding, painting – in general, rebuilding, renewing and restoring.
In other words, helping their neighbors.
“To start the conversation, I am the man who responded to the mayor’s request 20 years ago,” said Mission Cedar Hill Lead Director Toby Snowden.
“Twenty years ago I found myself at a large Baptist gathering listening to one of our leaders make an appeal for the planting (starting) of new churches. I felt a prompting to respond affirmatively,” Snowden continued. “Even though sensing the urging was divine I nevertheless failed to speak up. I vowed going forward that if I ever had such a sense in the future I would say yes.”
Meant To Be
It wasn’t long before he had that sense again.
“Two weeks later, meeting with our Tuesday morning prayer group, I heard then Mayor Rob Franke share the need concerning a distressed property of an elderly veteran in our city. To my surprise and delight – God’s not through with us yet – I told the mayor that we would take on the project. After more discussion of the severity of the…