Each year Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff members who exemplify the Core Values of the organization. Staff are nominated by their peers and are recognized at an all-staff meeting during which the Core Awards are given.
The Core Awards for MCH are:
Ahmad Washington, spiritual development minister, received the Core Award for Hope. The recipient of the Core Award for Hope is defined as someone who believes in the possibilities of the future.
According to Washington’s nomination, “Ahmad consistently pursues relationships and strives to build community with every person at MCH. Ahmad’s strong commitment to the Lord serves as the foundation for all relationships he builds with youth and staff. Ahmad serves the MCH community with passion, delivering truth and expressing the love of Christ relentlessly. Ahmad invests in our youth and never gives up on them; he grieves over their pain; and he boldly shares the truth found in the Word of God to help them find freedom. His witness is an encouragement, and a reminder that in building relationships, we can fulfill our mission to offer hope by being a loving Christian community. Ahmad is a leader in helping MCH gain perspective and see that we are all empowered to connect, and through those connections, we can share truth and love and begin to offer the hope found in Christ alone.”
Washington has worked for MCH for 10 years. “When I learned I would be receiving the Core Award for Hope, I was both humbled and grateful to God for this honor,” he said.
Kim Clark, director of spiritual development, and Washington’s supervisor had this to share, “Ahmad is an important part of the ministry at MCH. He is truly invested in the lives of the students and staff. Ahmad is able to offer the hope of Christ to those around him through amazing preaching, music production and genuine relationships. The youth migrate towards him because he is honest and real, always pointing then toward who God created them to be. He shows them daily how they can live for Christ through the ups and downs of life.”