Month: July 2018

Making A Difference

Calvary Lutheran Vacation Bible School kids are making a difference. They met several Open Door Mission needs with their donations during Vacation Bible Study. If a group of kids can choose to make a difference, so can you! Please go to our website www.opendoormission.org, for details and posters. Any questions please email mcope@opendoormission.org. Maggie Cope Gift In

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A Tale of Two Summers Part 4

Summer is a more challenging season than winter for so many people we serve at Open Door Mission. A Tale of Two Summers began on this blog a few weeks ago. Here’s the story of Mimi and Pete from last summer: Mimi and Pete barely scraped by during summer, having to stretch their budget to

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Evelyn’s Anniversary

This month of July marked my fourth year of serving at the Timberlake Outreach Center (TOC) at Open Door Mission (ODM). It has been four amazing years, there have been so many divine encounters in which I’ve experienced the love of God for everyone. God works in many ways,  every day, every week, every month

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A Graduate One Year Later

Yesterday I was carrying some glass jars filled with goodies and encouraging notes to our guests.  There were three boxes and I heard a familiar voice ask me if I wanted help.  I replied, “Yes, actually.  Thanks!”  But when I looked at the man coming to me I had to do a double take. He

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Garden Update

Illuminate Ministry out of Vinton, IA pulled weeds and harvested 9 lbs. of peppers and 76 lbs. of cucumbers! Thank you for helping Gary the Gardener provide fresh veggies for our community kitchen! Open Door Mission Staff

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Baseball Game

Summit Dental donated 20 Storm Chasers tickets so 20 of our students in the New Life Recovery Program could enjoy a baseball game. Sober and thriving, not just surviving! Candace Gregory President/CEO 

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A Tale of Two Summers Part 3

Summer is a more challenging season than winter for so many people we serve at Open Door Mission. A Tale of Two Summers began on this blog two weeks ago. Here’s today’s installment featuring the story of JJ from last summer: Last summer, JJ was one of the hundreds of schoolchildren in the Heartland who

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God’s Love Made Known

In our Conflict Resolution class this morning, I was joined by six new ladies. Having new people in my class always excites me because those are new opportunities to help someone who is trying to get their life back on track. This also means six new people to pray for and encourage. Anyone who has

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Praying is POWERFUL

At Open Door Mission, we set aside a time once a week to pray for our leadership team. Human Resources Director Amy Buss left a message of thankfulness for all of us praying for Senior Leadership. I have had Candace and Amy both come up and ask if I would bring a prayer request to

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The Way, The Truth, The Life

Our Sunday morning devotion led by our new staff member Terry, was a great encouragement. Terry did an excellent job of opening up The Word of God to our dear friends (guests at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center). He shared compassionately and clearly the Gospel message from key verses in Deuteronomy 30:19-20, 1 Corinthians 15:2-4,

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