Planting the Seed

Feb 24, 2016  |     |   General

     At my men’s group last week, I recognized a young man as one of our former guests.  His name is Jesse.  I talked for him for a few minutes, and he told me that the last time he was staying at Open Door Mission, he was in pretty rough shape.  He wasn’t that receptive to the hope for lasting change that was being offered to him.
     Since he left our facilities, Jesse has checked into another shelter, gotten sober, and is now living in Omaha in a sober living facility.  Praise God for transformations!

     He wanted to let me know how grateful he is for what we did for him.  I let him know that it is always great to see any of our guests turn things around, even if they do it after they leave the Mission.  It truly is a blessing to be reminded that sometimes we are simply planting seeds that won’t sprout until a later time.
     Jesse said that he might someday like to come back and speak with the men in Journey to Work and New Life Recovery Program about what God has done in his life, and what He can do in theirs.  So awesome to see His work be done!

Gerry Ford
WorkNet Director