August 31, 2010  |     |   General

Last year, I received a phone call from a tearful woman looking for her sister. She explained that she needed to apologize for the way they had parted three years earlier. I explained that I could not...

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Staff Volunteer Too!

August 30, 2010  |     |   General

Last Saturday morning, I met with my college Alumni group from Nebraska Wesleyan University for the 2nd annual “Lend a Hand to Omaha” volunteer event. Twenty-three adults and three childre...

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And We’re Walking…

August 28, 2010  |     |   General

Yes, we are walking at the 3rd Annual Walk-a-Thon to support Open Door Mission and we want you walking with us! This is a family friendly, elderly friendly, kid friendly, singles friendly, church frie...

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Many Make It Happen

August 27, 2010  |     |   General

Omaha, Clarinda, Council Bluffs, Papillion, Loomis…these are the towns I have recently visited or am scheduled to on upcoming Sundays. The size of the town and denomination of the congregation chang...

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Donated Opportunities

August 25, 2010  |     |   General

The women and families of the Lydia House are continually blessed. This last week, I had the opportunity to take some of the residents on a few “field trips”. It was exciting to see them and inter...

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Back to Work

August 23, 2010  |     |   General

John came to the Mission about 4 months ago. He had fallen on bad times, lost his job and apartment and had nowhere to stay. When he got here, he heard about the Journey to Work program and said he wo...

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What a great week at Lydia House!

August 21, 2010  |     |   General

Kids went back to school, parents are busy in New Life Recovery, Journey to Work, and Work Net classes, families moved out to permanent housing, and new families are moving in! Most joyful today, is a...

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Remembering Ed Meyer

August 20, 2010  |     |   General

I only knew Ed Meyer for a little over a year from working with him at Open Door Mission. It only took a small fraction of that time for me to realize he was a class act. I met Ed because I had asked ...

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Garland Thompson Men’s Center

August 19, 2010  |     |   General

With over six months under my belt as Director of the Garland Thompson Men’s Center, I am amazed by God’s handiwork. I was blessed to have been on the Board of Directors for a few years, and have ...

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Friends of the Friendless

August 17, 2010  |     |   General

The Friends of the Friendless is a group that comes on the first Tuesday of every month for volunteer projects. It is always a fun time catching up with them over the wonderful lunch provided by our k...

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God Provides

August 16, 2010  |     |   General

My name is Kelli. As Case Manager at the Lydia House, I see both the varied needs found in working with the homeless population, and how God provides for them. I was thinking the other day about how i...

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Water Patrol

August 13, 2010  |     |   General

This week has been by far the hottest week of the summer, with temperatures in the high 90’s and heat indexes above 100 degrees. So everyday, at 3:00pm, staff from Open Door Mission have gone to the...

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