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Month: April 2018

You Come Too!

Judy Irwin’s first journey to Open Door Mission was over 20 years ago. She came with her daughter to volunteer, but Pastor Bob Timberlake had to cancel their volunteer appointment due to illness. Judy made it a point to return with donations of food and clothing, but wanted to do more. A few years later

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Salvation Times Three!

It’s amazing to see God answer prayer. I have begun to ask God in prayer to give me opportunities to share the Gospel and he has answered it every single day I have prayed it. In 3 separate occasions men have come to faith in Christ within one week! Please pray for James, Dorsey, and

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Give a Car, Change a Life

I feel like I am a good candidate for the Wheels of hope program to show the Family Courts my independence. My main obstacle to gaining full custody of my son is transportation. To have access to a vehicle would help to overcome this and move forward with unsupervised visits.      A vehicle would

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Praying on Campus

I was on my way to lunch when a lady staying at Lydia House stopped me and asked if I could pray for her.  She explained that she’s going through a divorce while also going through a custody battle. She is having to make a lot of decisions she hasn’t made before.  I prayed for

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Forever and Always

My life before the Lydia House was unstable and chaotic. My mindset was not where it should have been and my priorities were all wrong.      When I arrived at the Lydia House after having my son, I was very upset. I was not okay with my situation, but as time went on, I

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Persevering to the End

I was born September 9, 1988 In Tulsa, Oklahoma. What lead me to the Open Door Mission was a combination of bad choices and bad decision making. I lost one of my kids to C.P.S, which led me down a rough road for the past two years of my life. I felt like I just

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Connection

I’ve been a volunteer coordinator now for about seven months. As a coordinator in the kitchen, it is my job to serve as a liaison between the chefs that make the food and the volunteers that prep and serve it. I greet each person that comes through the door each day I work with a

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The Word in Our Everyday Lives

This morning I shared from 1 Peter 4:1-11.  I love how the men are energized and receptive to God’s word and how we can apply the word to our every day lives. I reminded them that every word we say, every thought we think and every action we do should reflect the work of our

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