Water Patrol Hit the Streets of Omaha

Jul 17, 2007  |     |   General

Good Evening,

Wow, what a weekend. The Open Door Mission team has been praying for the Luis Palau Heartland Festival for many weeks. It was a fabulous event in so many ways starting with the many salivations and rededications to Christ. Our team is now praying for the follow up to so many will be able to be completed in a timely manner and successful. We know with follow up it is very time sensitive. The Open Door Mission will share with 14 other nonprofit organizations the food donations. I am excited to hear the testimonies from the Open Door Mission staff on their volunteer experiences. We will be meeting and sharing this coming Wednesday afternoon. The numbers are not in, yet, but we gave away more than 2,000 Jesus Loves You balloons and had more than 200 individuals/families request volunteer information. Our team started making phone calls, today.

Last week, I met with the owner of Qdoba Mexican Grill for lunch. Their four stores will be joining the Open Door Mission’s Back to School Bash sponsors, HYVEE, Great Western Bank and Fox KPTM channel 42. By the way, their chicken mango salad was awesome.

The Open Door Mission has been blessed with a number of youth and/or college groups that come to the Open Door Mission as a home mission trip experience. This week, we have a group from Arizona and next week from Kansas. Both of these groups are returning from last year which is a good sign that their team had a previous valuable experience. Also, we have been receiving more Urban Plunges which are a real blessing.

The channel 7 appeal for bottled water, fans, and window air conditioner units has been very successful.

Open Door Mission staff and volunteers hit the pavement, this afternoon, with bottled water for those on the streets of Omaha. The summer months are dangerous to those living on the street and do not have access to water and air conditioning. Hopefully, our efforts to keep many hydrated was successful in preventing heat related illnesses such as death.