Month: August 2018

Community Picnic & Back To School

Open Door Mission’s Community Picnic provided free dental, vision, (BoysTown) hearing, (Dr. Andy Sommer) chiropractor, school physicals, sports physicals, and children’s books for all kids staying at the Mission and kids in the community. This totaled 80 children receiving physicals and are now ready for school! Thanks to the volunteers who made our annual Back

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Working At Open Door Mission

Over the past few days, I have been developing a a cold. One morning, I came in with my glasses on (I usually wear contacts) accompanied with a stuffy nose. Instantly, students in the New Life Recovery Program and co-workers ask me what’s wrong. After informing them that I’m getting a cold, I mention to my

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Foot and Ankle Doctors

The first Tuesday of every month, the doctors and nurses from Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska visit our clinic and work on the feet of the men, women and children that live with us at Open Door Mission. What a Blessing they are! Have you heard of Happy Feet? That’s us here at the Mission

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Answering God’s Phone Call

It has been my privilege to answer the phones at Open Door Mission’s Administration reception desk these past 3 weeks. Answering phones requires knowing a little about a lot. It also means you will wear a variety of “hats”. Most importantly? You are the introduction for someone to Open Door Mission. This carries a lot

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Produce for the Kitchen

Summer is here and the vegetables are plenty in Open Door Mission’s gardens. These vegetables will find their way to the community kitchen to feed the hungry and homeless! Today we picked 13 zucchini, 11 peppers, 8 tomatoes, and 28 cucumbers. Garry Struebing Gardener

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The Old Has Passed

The audience of well-meaning volunteers and donors were speechless. As Rich, a student in the New Life Recovery Program, shared his story; everyone’s eyes were glued to him. Most of us were looking through tears that were welling up as we listened. Rich grew up with only a step-dad that was physically, mentally and emotionally

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Encouragement for Open Door Mission

A child asked tonight during his family’s Lydia House application: “Do you all teach us about God – like last time?” ‘Why yes, we do!’ Great job staff sharing Jesus to the young and old of Open Door Mission!! Ronda Nelson Housing Admissions Director

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Health at Open Door Mission

I was recently tasked to give away a Target gift card to an employee at the Mission who is going above and beyond in health and wellness. Open Door Mission recognizes that in order to do our jobs well, we ourselves must first be mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy. Today, Meredith Seaman, a Major Gift

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Fear and Faith

The past few weeks in my class with programmers, we have been exploring a study called Fear and Faith. Last week the topic of the video was “when our fears some true.” At the end of class I asked the women to write down the biggest fears. They turned them in to me and I

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Promotions, Night Two

Second night of promotions, this time for our ladies in the New Life Recovery Program. They are on a wonderful journey as a family working to have a new life. Steve Frazee Senior Program Director

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