Our Name

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What’s in a Name?

We are inspired and driven by Matthew 5:16 – letting our light shine through good works so people will recognize and

glorify their loving heavenly Father. We also feel a sense of urgency. The world needs us NOW. So, our name is combination of our guiding verse and our urgency: Mathew 5:16 + in action today = 516NOW

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16 

There is real synergy of operating under a single banner and seeking to meet the full scope of a community’s needs: physical and spiritual. As we have continued God’s work, we have seen the community rallying around 516NOW.

  • A box of 516NOW t-shirts was stolen in 2012 and the shirts started showing up all over Palacagüina
    (Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm, but God intended it for good)

  • The clinic painted the 516NOW logo on the side of the building and the local baseball team (former national champions) had the 516NOW logo put on their jerseys and it will soon be painted on the baseball stadium.
    (Psalm 64:9 …they will proclaim to works of God and ponder what He has done)

  • Outside organizations visiting Palacagüina (World Race Teams, churches from Nebraska & Canada, and college student groups) all operate under the 516NOW name.
    (Psalm 20:5 … we lift up our banners in the name of our God)

  • In the summer of 2013 a 516NOW mission team was welcomed to the city by a parade through the center of town.
    (Psalm 84:11 … the Lord bestows favor and honor…)