Volunteer Testimony

Aug 29, 2009  |     |   General

Open Door Mission is blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers. Every month, Open Door Mission logs an average 2940 hours of help from volunteers. That saves Open Door Mission as much labor cost as...

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Mission Bean Coffee

Aug 25, 2009  |     |   General

Last week I was able to do a coffee tasting for Mission Bean Coffee at two local HyVee Stores. It was a wonderful time to share about coffee and Open Door Mission. Coffee lovers now have even more rea...

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Amazing Week

Aug 24, 2009  |     |   General

Very often, more isn’t better, it’s just more. When we are talking about the amazing volunteers who blessed Open Door Mission and the people we serve this week, more is soooo much better!I...

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Evidence of the Spirit

Aug 21, 2009  |     |   General

My wife and I just got back from a brief Chicago get-away where we took in a baseball game at our beloved Wrigley Field. Yes, we’re Cubs fans–we can’t help ourselves. As we drove across Iowa...

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Managing the Blog

Aug 20, 2009  |     |   General

For the last few months, I’ve been given the privilege of managing this blog for Open Door Mission. Candace has asked different staff members from every department to contribute stories of lives...

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Deep Thoughts by Ronda Nelson

Aug 19, 2009  |     |   General

Usually when I submit a blog I share an insight that I may have had while serving our residents that day. Today I thought I did not have an insight and I was stressing that I would not have something ...

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Deeb Realty and the Shelter Fund

Aug 19, 2009  |     |   General

It was a tremendous blessing for Candace to receive a check in the amount of $2,000 for Open Door Mission yesterday from Andy Alloway of Deeb Realty, and George Akers from The Shelter Fund. Both Deeb ...

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Back to School Bash-Thank You

Aug 19, 2009  |     |   General

It has been a short summer and children are back in school. I have been reflecting on the events of the past 8 weeks. I started asking people to get involved in Back-to-School Bash to help clothe chil...

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Rewarding Investments

Aug 14, 2009  |     |   General

When we think of investments our minds usually wander to the New York Stock Exchange. Better news has been coming from that venue lately and that is a relief to all who have experienced the recent dow...

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