Being a Blessing to others

Sep 9, 2011  |     |   General

My primary responsibility at Open Door Mission is to fill the Lydia House. This involves a great deal of paper work and an intense attention to detail. It is easy at times to get wrapped up in the paperwork and catching every little detail. Every once in a while, just when I need it, God sends someone to me to “wake” me up.

Recently I was going through the application process with a woman wanting to get into the Lydia house. She began to tell me about her situation and why she needed the Lydia house. She had faced abuse, devastating fire, and flood all within a very short time period. She had overcome what seemed like insurmountable odds to me. I commended her on her positive upbeat attitude in spite of the difficulties she had faced. Her response was that it was just not her time for blessings yet, “my time will come”. At that we both began to cry. Her statement of waiting for her blessings continues to encourage me months after hearing it.

I can easily see the blessings in my life but as I pray each morning for the people who sit across from me hoping to get into the Lydia house I sometimes question where their blessings are. The longer I work at Open Door Mission the more I realize how much the Lydia house is just the beginning of the blessings that will come for these people.

Vickie Gregorio
Housing First