There is Hope for the homeless

July 25, 2011  |     |   General

When singing along with the song “There is Hope for the Hopeless” ,performed by Sierra, my words frequently change to “There is hope for the homeless”. Here at Open Door Mission we place a hug...

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Beat the Heat

July 20, 2011  |     |   General

This week the temperatures have been extreme. In fact for the last 5 days the Open Door Mission have been heading to the streets to do water patrol. We take 8 to 10 cases of cold bottles of water and ...

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Thank you Donors

July 18, 2011  |     |   General

I work behind the scenes in the Development Department at Open Door Mission. I hear stories of lives being changed which is a result of our donors’ faithful support. I want to reinforce how importan...

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Out of the rubble…

July 13, 2011  |     |   General

This last weekend I was able to drive by the area where the Garland Thompson Men’s Center building was standing and now it is just a pile of rubble. This started me thinking back to when my life was...

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Fill the Pantry

July 11, 2011  |     |   General

Did you know that worldwide 9 million people die because of malnutrition and hunger? Did you know that 5 million of them are children? Did you know that over 31 million American children qualify for f...

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Friends in High Places

July 8, 2011  |     |   General

It is nice to have rich neighbors. Open Door Mission property is nestled in between the airport, a jail, and the immigration building. These organizations have the financial resources to build up thei...

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Open Door Mission Makes History

July 7, 2011  |     |   General

I have been at Open Door Mission since 2000. When I first came to the mission as an intern I really did not belive that I would be here in the Midwest long term. 11 years later and I am still here. Pe...

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Lives are being Changed!

July 6, 2011  |     |   General

I have been working with the families at the mission for 14 yrs. It is heartbreaking to hear their stories, it is comforting to know they have found shelter at the Lydia House. It’s frustrating watc...

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