Open Door Mission gives hope to 3,000+ people every day by just providing them with food. A sack lunch, to the woman on the street, a hot meal to a family or a comforting plate of food to a recovering addict…these simple gestures change lives. The Timberlake Outreach Center (and other 2 Outreach Centers) provides other basic needs such as clothing and household items. Here are a few words from our staff.
“Staff, please help lift this family in their time of need.
Just now, a young man and his two children (one being an infant) were brought to the kitchen for some breakfast. The father is noticeably hurting and scared. Please help me in doing what we do best to lift them to GOD The Father for love and grace for his new family life.”
For I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’ Matthew 25:35-40 (Gary, Hospitality Director)
“I took the photos to share with King of Kings Church and Christ Community Church who volunteered last Sunday with City Serve. I shared that every job and prayer are important parts of being heroes to the individuals and families we serve (they may never see the individuals). This was taken Tuesday morning to share the faces of a few of the precious children who were blessed by their service!” (Gwynne, Heartland Hands Coordinator)
Sometimes everything isn’t “perfect”, but when you serve with love it all works to God’s glory.
“This past Saturday the Timberlake Outreach Center staff did a really good job handling a potentially disastrous situation. Two ladies got into a loud argument and were exchanging bad names with each other. I happened to be there and witness it all. The Timberlake Outreach Center staff dealt with it very professionally, especially Shawn. After the argument ended Shawn offered to pray with one of the ladies and she calmed down. It was cool to see God use Shawn to help bring peace to the situation. Awesome job Timberlake Outreach Center staff!” (Christian, Maintenance Technician)