The Optimist Creed

Jul 19, 2009  |     |   General

Friday morning I had the privilege of speaking to the Omaha Breakfast Optimist Club. It was a wonderful time where not only did I enjoy a nice breakfast, but I could share about Open Door Mission.

At each place setting there was a copy of the Optimist Creed-I was intrigued to discover that so much of it applied to what we do here at Open Door Mission.

“Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future” – that is what we encourage at Open Door Mission through our various programs. Hope and a hand up to make a better life for the individual and the family, that is what we strive to do every day.

“Be enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own”-the staff at Open Door Mission rejoices in the success of our clients. We love to see lives changed by God and are privileged to be a part of God’s work at the mission. To see the clients move out of homelessness is an awesome thing. Come to one of our graduation ceremonies sometime and experience the joy of changed lives. Come take a tour and see how you too can be a part of a success story.

“Think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best”-the staff encourages our clients to look for something better, to be the best they can be for God. Sometimes that starts with just a safe place to stay and a nutritious meal. It can go further to help with counseling, recovery programs, education, working training or just being there when it seems like no one cares. Open Door Mission cares every day for over 320 men, women and children by providing them safe shelter. Open Door Mission cares every day by serving almost 1,600 meals a day to the hungry this summer. Open Door Mission cares every day by sharing your donations to the Timberlake Outreach Center with those in need. Open Door Mission can care for so many because you care, because you are “optimistic” about making a difference in someone’s life and in the community. Please contact us to volunteer to serve or if you would like to organize a drive. Help us provide a Summer of Hope.

Maggie Cope
Communications Coordinator