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Month: May 2018

Reunited

Erick, one of the guests staying in the Garland Thompson Men’s Center, approached me this morning and asked me if I knew an older man with the walker that was also currently residing at the Mission. I acknowledged that I did know him, and what I heard next is a story I can’t make up. 

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A New Way of Life

Just because you are homeless, does not mean you are talentless. Open Door Mission is blessed to see this truth all around us every day. So, when the Mission was in need of an artist, men staying at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center recommended we visit Mitch, a student who was in the New Life

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Free Pet Clinic

We are grateful that Dr. Nels, a very experienced veterinarian, joins a small group of dedicated volunteer vet techs and animal lovers in a periodic Free Pet Clinic at Open Door Mission. I had the honor of greeting guest dogs and cats, along with their humans, at the most recent Clinic. It was a steady

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Answered Prayers

Our kitchen here at the Mission runs primarily on donations. 80-90% of everything we use comes from donors. Manufacturing plants give us meat ends that we take and turn into hundreds of sandwiches and sack lunches. Local grocery stores and bakeries provide baked goods for our guests during meals and supply our monthly birthday parties.

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Mission Wellness Motivation

I LOVE to hike and spend time with God and have been doing that more here lately as the weather is FINALLY so nice!!!! What a good reminder that we need to take time away from our busy lives to spend alone time with the Lord. I know our lives can get especially busy during

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Volunteers who Advocate!

The Mission has a family that volunteers regularly at the Council Bluffs Family Outreach Center (CB) that has become passionate about what CB does for families in their community. First a volunteer, the family has invested even more by advocating for the Council Bluffs Outreach Center. She will post on different media platforms asking for

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Supermarket Sweep!

Sarpy County Young Professionals (SCYP) hosted their annual Supermarket Sweep, inviting local businesses to compete for a trophy, bragging rights, and an opportunity to support their community here at Open Door Mission. The aisles filled vibrant energy as each team scoured the shelves for the items on their list. The air was filled with excitement

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Drawing Near To God

Here at the Timberlake Outreach Center, we have the opportunity to establish a relationship with our guests. It is an opportunity to minister those who are hurting without hope and in the mist of giving up. Every day we pray as a team for God to guide us to divine encounters and every day we

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Treynor Day of Caring

Words truly can NOT express the gratitude and appreciation that the Open Door Mission team has for the Treynor Day of Caring team of students, teachers, bus drivers and administration. 438+ left their hand print on the Campus making a difference for others. WE stand in awe of the energy and enthusiasm of the Treynor Cardinals!

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A Life Well Lived

I was born in Omaha, NE but soon moved to Houston, TX. This would be where I grew up and became an addict. After years of this, I found myself enrolled in Open Door Mission’s New Life Recovery Program. Nine months later I am clear headed, sober and a God-loving man. After graduation I plan

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