COVID-19 Relief for Easter

April 3, 2020  |     |   General

Dear Friend, Like you, I can’t begin to count the ways my life has seemingly changed overnight due to COVID-19. And yet the Mission’s top priority hasn’t.  We are dedicated to conti...

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Palm Sunday

April 3, 2020  |     |   General

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, a Sunday we celebrate with jubilation. We are told in the Bible of all the happy crowds unashamedly shouting Hosanna to the King. Jesus was hailed as the King as the...

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Don’t Be a Fool Day!

April 1, 2020  |     |   General

Today is April Fools’ Day…a day to play jokes and tricks on our family, friends and even coworkers. A day of foolishness can be fun, but God takes daily foolishness very seriously. I don’t know ...

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Thoughts from the School Yard

March 30, 2020  |     |   General

I am blessed to speak to schools in the metro area on the topic of homelessness. and poverty. The students write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am always...

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Bibles and Bible Story Books

March 27, 2020  |     |   General

As a Gospel Rescue Mission, Open Door Mission shares the gospel with all ages of our guests. There is a great program for the children every Monday and Thursday evening. Lead by Miss Tara the children...

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Resurrection Eggs

March 25, 2020  |     |   General

As Easter approaches children (and adults) often get caught up in the idea of the Easter Bunny with baskets of goodies and lots of candy. Helping children to understand the true meaning of Easter can ...

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Divine Encounters

March 23, 2020  |     |   General

Last week at Timberlake Outreach Center we had the opportunity to serve over 500 families, It was a busy place but God has divine encounters. We (staff) have the privilege to pray with our guests, t...

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Spring-A Season of Renewal

March 20, 2020  |     |   General

Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’ — Robert Orben At Open Door Mission it can be Spring any time of the year. The reason is because we are all about “new life” in ...

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Where is Your Treasure?

March 18, 2020  |     |   General

At Open Door Mission are treasures are found in our volunteers and donors. The outpouring of love and compassion that comes from the community is often unbelievable. New toys at Christmas, Easter bask...

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Easter Reminder

March 11, 2020  |     |   General

Easter is just around the corner and Open Door Mission wants to make sure all our guests, from the children to adults are part of the celebration. We give out Easter baskets to all the children living...

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Prayer Changes Lives

March 6, 2020  |     |   General

Today is the World Day of Prayer. My world of prayer revolves around Open Door Mission. Prayer hems everyday at the Mission. Everyone understands the value of prayer, staff, guests and even our donors...

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Hug a GI Day

March 4, 2020  |     |   General

Today is Hug a GI day, but we need to do more than just hug them to show our appreciation. Open Door Mission is proud to be a “Veteran’s First” housing center. The number of homeless vets is ris...

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Peanut Butter!

March 2, 2020  |     |   General

Who doesn’t love a peanut butter sandwich? PB & J is a staple of the school lunchroom and homeless shelters.  Why is peanut butter a favorite food? Peanut nuts are a great source of protein and...

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