Encouragement through Graduation

Apr 30, 2010  |     |   General

After listening to our men and women speak about their past and future in Christ, I was given a great gift. Sometimes our ministry can be discouraging, so I lose track of the glorious successes and ca...

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Changed Life

Apr 29, 2010  |     |   General

A Facebook friend recently posted ‘Good weekend; I love being able to see His hand everywhere I turn’. Her post best describes why I love serving at Open Door Mission, for everything – even the ...

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A Letter

Apr 27, 2010  |     |   General

Several months ago, one of our New Life Program participants left for reasons that did not seem to make sense. She was someone who had struggled with drugs and alcohol for many years and desperately w...

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Lydia House Success Story

Apr 26, 2010  |     |   General

I just want to say I have really enjoyed being in the new Lydia House building. It is so nice…big…but really nice. If I needed a place to stay, this would be my first choice. I have been sharing w...

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A Dog’s Work is Never Done

Apr 24, 2010  |     |   General

My name is Christy. My mom works at the Open Door Mission and since I go everywhere with her, I go with her to the Timberlake Outreach Center. People are surprised to see me – – sometimes ...

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Weekend Events

Apr 23, 2010  |     |   General

Well, spring is here and we can feel it here at Lydia House. Everyone is happier, more active, and loving the weather. Seeing the kids playing outside in our new play area is so much fun. On April 17t...

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Timberlake Outreach Center

Apr 22, 2010  |     |   General

The first quarter of 2010 has shown that the number of people who are coming to Open Door Mission for services has continued to increase. The word is out that people who are in extreme crises or nearl...

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Spring Cleaning

Apr 21, 2010  |     |   General

My day at work begins with team prayer, and moves into making a daily plan to help people get the items they desperately need for their homes. At the Timberlake Outreach Center, we get to work with co...

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Greetings from Lydia House!

Apr 20, 2010  |     |   General

It is amazing to think we’ve been in our fabulous new facility for nearly 3 months now. In some ways, it seems as if even been here longer, because the work of ministering to those God has brought t...

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Success Story-One of Many

Apr 19, 2010  |     |   General

A few days ago, representing Open Door Mission at a Diversity Fair at Iowa Western Community College, I had the blessing of seeing a former client and his wife. Tracy had graduated from Open Door Miss...

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Learning Center

Apr 17, 2010  |     |   General

Great things are happening in our Learning Center. This program has expanded to include more men and women—teaching them those academic skills that once seemed lost, like fractions, decimals and gra...

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The Heart of Volunteers

Apr 16, 2010  |     |   General

Open Door Mission is truly blessed with a great base of volunteers. God provides the number of people we need to operate and thrive as a ministry in Omaha. The blessing does not cease here, however. H...

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Front Lines

Apr 15, 2010  |     |   General

It is a great blessing to be on staff at Open Door Mission. As a van driver, I transport the people who are staying with us, taking them from the Mission to downtown Omaha and back. My position allows...

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Unexpected Blessings

Apr 14, 2010  |     |   General

Just wanted to share with you a blessing we received at Timberlake Outreach Center last week. We had a great group from PayPal volunteer for their second time. When they were here in March, I had a di...

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