A Sweet Girl’s Life Change

Jun 19, 2015  |     |   General

     I feel incredibly blessed to be able to work at Open Door Mission.  I get the opportunity to help others on their life journey, both volunteers and residents.  And those moments when I get to see real, lasting change taking place—those are the best times.
     One of the greatest gifts I have been given was from a darling little girl at the Lydia house.  She ran up to me one day, shouting in excitement, “Miss Jessica, Miss Jessica!  Look, look!  I made you something at school today.”  Of course, I was filled with excitement to see her little face light up!  She handed me a paper covered in drawings of hearts and people.  When I asked her what the picture was, she said in the sweetest of voices, “That’s my love for you and your love for me, so I can love everybody!”  Tears came to my eyes at her love, joy, and innocence!
     Wow, Open Door Mission is making a difference in this sweet little girl’s life, as well as the lives of many others!  I am so honored and blessed to be a part of it! 

Jessica Coffey
Volunteer Coordinator