Free in Christ

Jan 31, 2017  |     |   General

     There is a man staying in the Garland Thompson Men’s Center who recently joined the New Life Recovery Program.  I’ve been able to hear a bit of his story and have learned ...

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Turkey Bragging Rights

Jan 30, 2017  |     |   General

     Every year in November, Open Door Mission holds our Turkey ‘N’ Fixin’s drive at Hy-Vee to raise food for hungry and homeless men, women, and children during the holidays. &nb...

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Doing Chores to Give Back

Jan 27, 2017  |     |   General

     Seven year old Billy stopped by the Lydia House to make a financial donation for Open Door Mission.  He said that each week when he does chores, he takes the money he earns an...

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The BIG Event

Jan 26, 2017  |     |   General

     Last week, I was able to attend The BIG Event award ceremony, and Open Door Mission received a great honor!  Based on public voting, Open Door Mission won for Best Event over ...

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Sunday Message

Jan 25, 2017  |     |   General

     Every Sunday, I get to share a quick message with the men in our Emergency Services, and it is so cool to watch God move among the men.  They are hungry for something more in ...

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On Discipleship

Jan 24, 2017  |     |   General

“Finally, as you go and make disciples remember this:  It is not better methods [that we need], but better men and women who know their Redeemer from personal experience—men and women who see...

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God at Work…Part 2

Jan 20, 2017  |     |   General

Continued from Thursday, January 19.     Open Door Mission’s Head Chef, Brian, had also started ministering to Heather when she came to volunteer.  He would share of how God chan...

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God at Work…Part 1

Jan 19, 2017  |     |   General

Our volunteers are essential for feeding the hundreds of hungrymen, women, and children that come to Open Door Missioneach day for a nutritious meal.      Open Door Mission is a place w...

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Happy Meal Surprise

Jan 18, 2017  |     |   General

     At the Lydia House, I’m blessed to see donors drop in with gifts for our guests day by day.  Recently a family brought in a fun surprise that I hadn’t seen before!  C...

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The Good Life

Jan 13, 2017  |     |   General

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  –Psalm 118:24      A lot of us are waiting, hoping, praying for something.  We sometimes start to ...

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New Year, New Life

Jan 11, 2017  |     |   General

     On New Year’s Day, five men from our life-changing programs came forward to be baptized at church.  Please pray for them by name, and share in this celebration!  What a...

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Winter Break Fun

Jan 10, 2017  |     |   General

     Thank you to our Children and Youth Director, Rachel, for calling me over to the Lydia House last week to see the coolest fort ever.  I am not sure who was more excited: the k...

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What Do You Do?

Jan 9, 2017  |     |   General

My family and I love our job and all the people when are able tomeet because of it!      I stopped into several buildings on campus today, and a theme seemed to resonate.  It may b...

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New Year’s Prayer

Jan 6, 2017  |     |   General

     Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017!  Here is my prayer for you all. May God:  ALWAYS BE FIRST in your life. Sit on the throne of your heart. Be your FIRST LOVE, always...

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