Cancelled Wedding Leads to Banquet for the Homeless

Nov 19, 2015  |     |   General

     76 students in Open Door Mission’s Life Changing Programs recently attended the Mission’s Sobriety Luncheon.  Each of them were celebrated for their progress towards lasting change.
     The banquet style luncheon at the D.C. Centre Banquet Facility was made possible due to a wedding cancellation.  This echoes other recent headlines of cancelled wedding celebrations being donated to the hungry and homeless.  What a beautiful way to turn a sad occasion around, to give back.
     While our hearts go out to the family during this very difficult time, we are honored to have been included.  These men and women have proven their determination and desire for a better life.  It is a blessing to see them served today.  We hope the family can take comfort in that.
     On a side note, we have a record-breaking 91 students enrolled in Open Door Mission’s Life Changing Programs.  I have goose bumps and tears of JOY.
     God is drawing people to Open Door Mission, so our staff is ready and open.  We will not miss our opportunity to BE Jesus, so people can SEE Jesus, so people can KNOW Jesus.  I know the best is yet to come at Open Door Mission.  God is not finished yet.

Candace Gregory
President/CEO