Achieving the impossible

August 29, 2013  |     |   General

“The difficult is what takes a little time. The impossible is what takes a little longer” -Fridtjof Nansen We have a total of about 50 adult students working on GED, higher education, trade school...

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Just a Bunch of Knuckleheads

August 23, 2013  |     |   General

As one might imagine, there is a lot of planning and process at the Open Door Mission. With hundreds of men, women and children on our campus, engaged in numerous programs. We work pretty diligently t...

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Prayer Wall

August 22, 2013  |     |   General

  One of my favorite parts of working at the Open Door Mission is the opportunity to pray. I don’t pray as much as I want to or should or could, but each day I am challenged and encouraged to g...

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Waiting for the Harvest

August 20, 2013  |     |   General

This is my first experience working in what I would deem to be a ministry setting. It is my job to witness to the men who join the recovery programs. It is an amazing and exciting opportunity, and I l...

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Milestones to Success

August 19, 2013  |     |   General

August 28, 2012 October 10, 2012 January 5, 2013 August 2, 2013 September 3, 2013 So you may be thinking, what these dates mean? Well August 28, 2012 was the day Hollie moved into the Lydia ...

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Freedoms Mean Accountability

August 17, 2013  |     |   General

We all love the freedoms enumerated and protected by our Constitution and should be grateful for the liberties we have as Americans.  However, along with our wonderful rights come important respo...

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A “City” Helped Every Month

August 16, 2013  |     |   General

The other night when I had finished writing my monthly report for the TOC I started to reflect on the growth that has taken place over the past few years, and the impact the Open Door Mission Timberla...

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Here to Serve

August 15, 2013  |     |   General

Good Afternoon, Open Door Mission fans! I have the distinct pleasure of visiting with our donors regarding:  Address changes, The amount of mail received, Memorials or honorariums, Yearly giving ...

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God Calls…He Equips

August 13, 2013  |     |   General

I’m a fan of the saying “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called”.   Nearly every time I have been called into a new ministry position, I have known that I am NOT fully e...

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August 12, 2013  |     |   General

Last Friday I had the opportunity to graduate six people from my WorkNet class. It was one of the best graduations that we have ever held for a couple reasons. First, while there were six people gradu...

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Learning to Act…Not React

August 10, 2013  |     |   General

Hi, my name is John E Lindsey, and I provide mental health services and do case management in the shelter and with men when they join one of our life changing programs. Recently I worked with a man wh...

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