One of my roles at Open Door Mission is to communicate with many of our AMAZING monthly donors.
A few days ago, I was calling a couple that the Mission had not heard from in a while and thought that to be strange because they are very consistent givers.
The wife answers the phone and when I introduce myself she says, “Oh, I know I need to get our information updated. I can’t do that without talking to my husband. I’m on my way to see him in the hospital now.”
Concerned, I ask why he is in the hospital. She informs me he is currently waiting on a heart transplant.
At that moment, my focus shifted from asking if they want to continue supporting us, to asking how we can support them through prayer. I said, “I work with over 100 Christians that LOVE to pray for people!” – Which is true. We see God answer prayer every day at Open Door Mission.
The tone of her voice held so much sorrow. She accepted prayers from all of my coworkers and we prayed over the phone together; first for her husband, second, for the rest of her family.
God is always looking at His children who are in pain. He longs to direct us toward their path in order to tangibly share His love with them. We need only stay alert for these divine opportunities!
This is not to brag about me, but I am bragging about how amazing our God is!
He sees us. He loves us. He longs to use us to love others!
The Mission would appreciate all of your prayers for this family during this time.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
Heartland Hands Coordinator