Month: September 2018

Group Prayer

As I was coming into work today I saw something that made me smile and made me think. Walking down a sidewalk towards the Administration building were 3 of our program students. I recognized two of them from my Conflict Resolution class. Just then, they stopped and huddled with their arms on each others shoulders

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Birthday Party

We had a few friends stop by for the Lydia House birthday party! A big thank you to the decorations from Oriental Trading Co, gifts and more from Simon Says Live a Better Life. Also, Scatter Joy Acres brought animals for The Birthday Party Project’s County Fair theme! Our guests had such a great time!

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Guest to Donor

I just got off the phone with a new monthly donor.  As I was learning about him, I found out he is originally from Togo, Africa. When he moved to Omaha back in 2010, he used to come to the Timberlake Outreach Center to get help with food and clothing.  He was also blessed by

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Manna Food Pantry Volunteers

Thank you to the Divine Shepherd team. They never complain about the task and there has been many over the years. Today, they got their hands dirty organizing and cleaning canned goods to feed the hungry! Candace Gregory  President/CEO

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Rebuilding Lives

Health, home, purpose and community: these are four major dimensions that support a person in recovery! Key components in purpose is community service and job training. Students were busy this morning sorting donations, stocking shelves and taking pride in their work. Thank you! Candace Gregory President/CEO

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Medical Supplies

Thank you to the Visiting Nurses Association Nikole Roach for delivering medisets to Open Door Mission. VNA’s shelter nurses are the first line of healthcare in Omaha Metro area homeless shelters, ensuring vulnerable individuals and families have access to healthcare and community resources that support their journeys toward stability and self-sufficiency. Candace Gregory President/CEO

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A New Bike

Prayer is a powerful thing. My friend Marianne was going through a rough patch last year. I was praying for her, but felt she needed more prayers. I asked her if I could share her prayer needs with my students in the Parenting class I teach. The ladies are great prayer warriors; they readily embraced

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Did You Know?

We recently had a speaker come to Open Door Mission and present on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The following are notes from the presentation: – PTSD traces its identification to the Civil war? They referred to it as the Soldier’s heart. – In the 1980 researches noticed similarities in symptoms between combat veterans and

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Lunch is Served

The evening before, we were slow cooking pork shoulders for pulled pork the next day for lunch. But, when I came into work this morning, the pork was not cooked enough to pull apart! With only 45 minutes until lunch, I was worried that I didn’t have anything prepared for our guests to eat! At that

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Mobile Diabetes Clinic

Last Wednesday, we had the Methodist Nursing Students bring over the Mobile Diabetic Clinic. What a blessing to so many as they got checked for blood pressures, blood sugars, height, weight, body mass index. And at the end they received a warm oil foot soak and foot message! We have some very happy feet on campus!

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