Thank You

June 29, 2010  |     |   General

I am often saddened in my position by having to tell someone we are full and cannot shelter them today. Our staff works with callers, giving them resource numbers, including our own Timberlake Outreac...

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Students in Ministry

June 28, 2010  |     |   General

I sat in church Sunday morning watching a slideshow and listening to the high school choir sing. I was again amazed that kids were so willing to give up some of their summer for a mission trip. Yes, t...

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Making a Difference

June 24, 2010  |     |   General

This past weekend started off with a great “Friday”. I went to Ford Motor Credit to pick up personal care items they had collected for our clients. The special part was that they had also collecte...

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New Life

June 23, 2010  |     |   General

My name is Korina, and I am a former graduate of the New Life Recovery Program. During my stay, I was so grateful to Open Door Mission. I was given the opportunity to re-establish my relationship with...

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Trials and Tribulations

June 22, 2010  |     |   General

There are times in my life when I observe the struggles and tribulations endured by others. Of course, I keep them in my prayers and hold them up in spirit, but at the same time I can’t help but won...

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Changing Lives

June 19, 2010  |     |   General

I wanted to share with you a comment I received from a resident that touched my heart: “Hi Candace, this is Karen, one of the women at Lydia House. I just wanted you to know that I feel so safe ...

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Senior Day

June 17, 2010  |     |   General

Here at Open Door Mission, we have days where Senior Citizen’s can come shop and fellowship. They are able to shop at their own pace. I take home donated jewelry where I clean it and divide it into ...

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Variety of Volunteers

June 14, 2010  |     |   General

I stand in amazement at the variety in our volunteers – ages, faces, background, talents and abilities. This is a picture of a long time volunteer, Jackie. She comes down once a month, with her chur...

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The Menial and Monotonous

June 9, 2010  |     |   General

The menial and monotonous tasks are to be done by someone else, I want to do the big important stuff! We sometimes get people that have this mentality. It isn’t too rough because someone has to do t...

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June 5, 2010  |     |   General

My co-worker recently wrote about the global ministry at the Timberlake Outreach Center, with people coming here from all over the world (see blog from May 18, 2010 – The World at Our Doorstep)....

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Calming the Storm

June 3, 2010  |     |   General

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other ...

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Basic Needs – You Can Help

June 1, 2010  |     |   General

Last Saturday, I had the honor of speaking at the kick-off for Andrew’s Eagle Scout project. Andrew decided he wanted to do a project that would directly impact families and their immediate needs. H...

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