I Belong Here

October 30, 2015  |     |   General

     My name is Nyanhial Tot and I am a Family Support Worker at Open Door Mission’s Lydia House.  I work at Open Door Mission because I feel like I belong here.  We all kno...

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Going PURPLE

October 29, 2015  |     |   General

     In honor of Open Door Mission’s Anniversary, we as staff have been going PURPLE all week.  I have learned two things about our staff this week.  One is that we LOVE...

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Perissos

October 28, 2015  |     |   General

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.  –John 10:10      The Greek word for abundant is perissos.  T...

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An Amazing Place to Be

October 27, 2015  |     |   General

     I had the pleasure of picking up a young man from the local County Jail a little while ago to come join our New Life Recovery Program.  When we first walked into the Garland T...

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Celebrating With the Angels

October 22, 2015  |     |   General

      Promotions Night is held each month to celebrate the accomplishments of the men and women in Open Door Mission’s programs.  When they’ve finished a part of the program, t...

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God’s Moving at the GTMC

October 20, 2015  |     |   General

     My job at Open Door Mission is to walk each person who comes into the Garland Thompson Men’s Center through our intake process.  My favorite part of this process is the oppo...

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The Golden Ladle Goes To…

October 19, 2015  |     |   General

     Open Door Mission was blessed with a full house at yesterday’s Ladle of Love event.     A huge shout out of thanks to: all staff who worked this event, the men fro...

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Hope is Real

October 16, 2015  |     |   General

     On the way to work the other day, I saw these words posted on a church sign: “Hope Is Real.”  I thought about it and (needless to say) agreed with the statement. &...

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Power of a Testimony

October 14, 2015  |     |   General

“My Story” is off Big Daddy Weave’s album Beautiful Offerings. “If I told you my story, you would hear victory of the enemy. And if I told you my story, you would hear freedom...

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His Still, Small Voice

October 13, 2015  |     |   General

     Eight years ago I started my job at Open Door Mission.  Little did I know that it would be the best decision I have made, but also that it would be the toughest job I have eve...

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Building a Stable Home

October 12, 2015  |     |   General

     Some of you may remember Shawn’s journey, which he shared in last December’s newsletter.  He grew up with an alcoholic father and a gambling mother, and spent the first pa...

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