History Makers

June 30, 2015  |     |   General

     I heard a story about a man who donated a jersey to a charity in his home town.  A few months later, while serving as a missionary, he ran across the same jersey he had donate...

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A Story of True Love

June 29, 2015  |     |   General

     “I was just 12 years old, Holly was 13 when we met,” Scott recalls fondly.  The two have always loved each other, holding on to one another through troubled times.  L...

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Upcoming Family Reunion

June 26, 2015  |     |   General

     It’s always an exciting time preparing for Open Door Mission events, especially ones that celebrate our donors and volunteers.  This weekend, the Mission will celebrate 60 Y...

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Roger’s New Ride

June 24, 2015  |     |   General

     Roger grew up with two hard-working parents and six older brothers in Shreveport, LA.  Raised near the swamps, he spent most of his childhood fishing.  However by the tim...

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Kids to Kamp

June 23, 2015  |     |   General

 Summer is here and our kids at the Mission are having a blast because of donors and volunteers like you!  This summer a record-breaking 50 of our kids are experiencing summer camp for the f...

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What a Blessing

June 22, 2015  |     |   General

     What a blessing it is to be able to work with broken, sad, and tired souls at Open Door Mission’s Lydia House.  You may be asking yourself, “Why do you feel that way?...

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A Sweet Girl’s Life Change

June 19, 2015  |     |   General

     I feel incredibly blessed to be able to work at Open Door Mission.  I get the opportunity to help others on their life journey, both volunteers and residents.  And those ...

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Toxic Charity

June 18, 2015  |     |   General

     Last week, Open Door Mission hosted our second Faith Leaders’ Summit, featuring keynote speaker Robert D. Lupton.  Lupton is the author of the bestselling book, Toxic Charit...

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The HOPE I Have

June 17, 2015  |     |   General

     I have been working at Open Door Mission for a little more than three years.  Working in the Maintenance Department has given me a unique perspective.  I get to see most ...

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June 12, 2015  |     |   General

     I was recently given a shirt at a conference that says, “Give Generously.”  It got me to thinking about other phrases we see floating around: “Give 110%,” “Give of Y...

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We Are Floodlights

June 11, 2015  |     |   General

“If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a FLOODLIGHT were filling you with light.”  -Luke 11:36     As a messenger ...

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Watching God at Work

June 10, 2015  |     |   General

     Every night of the year, Open Door Mission holds a largely volunteer-run chapel service, open to all who wish to attend.  There are nights when I am called upon to fill in for...

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