Over the past few days, I have been developing a a cold. One morning, I came in with my glasses on (I usually wear contacts) accompanied with a stuffy nose. Instantly, students in the New Life Recovery Program and co-workers ask me what’s wrong. After informing them that I’m getting a cold, I mention to my co-worker, Gary, that what I really want is some soup from this specific restaurant in Council Bluffs. The spice in the soup really opens up the airways. Gary, being the kind person he is, makes me soup from scratch and tailored to my tastes (I can’t stand the smell of chicken broth).
That’s the kind of people here at Open Door Mission. The kind that will go out their way to love you well just because they can.