Is built on the foundation of twenty-seven of the world's greatest books by the number one best-selling author. In these books you will find the principles of life that will help you understand and overcome every circumstance. GOD has been excluded from just about everything in society which is why we want to focus on Mental Health and Education. We believe the peace that surpasses all understanding will assist in ways man cannot, and His infinite wisdom will educate in ways we do not understand. People often say, "GOD give me the strength..." This is evidence that we need His word to obtain the mental capacity to cope with the rollercoasters of life. There is one problem that too many people have. We often want to receive favor without any works. We must understand that words may get attention, but only actions will keep it.
Two major principles in which 27Strong was established is Togetherness: Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” The other is the Power of Giving: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son....” There is nothing we cannot accomplish when applying these things.
This organization focuses simultaneously on Reactive but most importantly Proactive needs. Reactive consists of meeting the needs of people that have already hit rock bottom, while Proactive addresses preventative care.
Ryan Thomas - JPMorganChase Manager
Ryan has spent over twenty years in the banking industry. In the midst of those years, he dreamed and discovered he wanted to do something more impactful with his life. This has weighed heavily on his heart because he often says, "as undeserving as I am, God has continued to show me grace and mercy."
Thankfully, we do not have to be perfect to serve a perfect God. It is through our actions; we will express our faith and love to a hurting world.
"Opportunities are limitless to those with a limitless imagination."
Nekesha Thomas - RN, BSN USMD
Nekesha Thomas is a wife and mother of two wonderful sons. She is an Oklahoma native, but has lived in Texas for many years. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Tech, and has worked in the medical field for over 20 years.
Nekesha enjoys hanging with family and friends, traveling, watching movies, trying new things and is determined to learn Spanish one day.
Nekesha loves the Lord and it is her mission to share his love through her actions. She lives by her late Pop-Paw’s favorite saying, "Talk is Cheap!" because it holds true today.
"We never know what people are going through and life is precious, so it is up to us to show each other love, grace and kindness, which aids in mental stability for us all!"
Volya Helm - Youth Mental Health
In my life I’ve faced many obstacles, but one constant is the Lords unwavering love! Being a part of 27Strong will give me a chance to share my love of art as a vehicle for youth to express themselves in ways to work through any mental health hurdle. I feel so blessed and excited for our youth to be heard and seen through conversation, paint and a canvas as their story is told creatively.