“There is an opportunity around every corner” is an expression of abundance. Ironically, the fact that there is opportunity around every corner can make it difficult to see opportunities that are right before us. I have lived in Omaha on and off for forty years. For most of those forty years I have known about Open Door Mission.
Before I started working at Open Door Mission I would have summarized their ministry as working with the homeless and those in need. I knew they took donations of food, clothing, household goods, and appliances; served an incredible number of meals; provided a safe place for people to sleep; and had a tremendous number of volunteers and donors who make the ministry possible. It is so much more!
Throughout the years I have donated some cash, lots of used clothes, some frozen turkeys, and connected a few people who needed help. I did not get more involved for one reason or another—partially because I knew there would be plenty of opportunities to do so in the future. The future finally started for me this September when I accepted a position at Open Door Mission. My understanding of our ministry is growing rapidly from the foundation I mentioned earlier. I marvel at the work God is accomplishing here.
God’s ministry here is not only to those who are homeless or in poverty, but also to those who volunteer, work, and/or donate. God is wonderfully present. There is much healing and joy here. Paul, 2 Cor. 9:12, described the giving of the Corinthian Christians for the sake of their brothers and sisters in Jerusalem as “expressions of thanks to God.” Just in the short time I have been here—I know there is much thankfulness in Omaha. This truth brings me joy and I am inviting you to personally experience it for yourself. God always has room for those who walk around the corner into his presence and Open Door Mission always has room for you.
You can be part of the mighty work of God, right here in Omaha. You can be a part of the abundant presence of God that changes lives. Please give me a call 829-1534 or email me here and allow me to include you in this blessing.
God bless and take care,
Senior Development Officer
Make a difference in the lives of others by donating your gently used clothing, furniture and household items. Donations can be dropped off at our receiving area now located on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center, 2107 E Locust St
• Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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