24 October 2014

Guided By God

As I was preparing to graduate with my Bachelor's Degree this past spring, I came across a job opening for a case manager at the Lydia House.  I felt truly guided to apply, and have felt at home and at peace since I began at the Open Door Mission in April.  It is an honor to work for an organization that I have admired for so many years, and it is a privilege to help families overcome obstacles, and rediscover their faith and hope.  I know God has a plan for all of us, and I know his plan for me was to place me at the Open Door Mission, where I could make a difference in the lives of others.  I am truly blessed and appreciative of the opportunities given to me daily to witness the miracles possible through Christ.  

Vickie
Case Manager

17 October 2014

Salvation!


 We need to be sensitive and not just in a hurry to get our work done. The greatest work we can do is be available to pray with one of our guests to receive Jesus as their Savior and obtain assurance  of their salvation. There is joy in the camp tonight. Let us continue to pray for one another that we may take those open doors to share our faith with our guests that we are entrusted to serve at the Open Door Mission.

Greg
Case Manager

13 October 2014

Food For Thought

The following is out of my devotional book I was reading the other morning and I just wanted to share it with all of you!!!


"You must come to the place where "doing good" means more to you than "looking good."

Greatness doesn't lie in what you own or what you earn; it lies in what you give your life to
 
accomplish. Instead of merely focusing on making a living, ask God to help you make a difference!"


Blessings everyone!
Lisa
Overnight Support Worker

01 October 2014

Serving Those Living On The Streets

We came across a young man from Somali who was 30 years old and a Muslim.  He was quite a preacher.  He said Muslim believers are just like us always helping people.  He told us he has been spared from death 4 times, in his 30 years,  having been addicted to cocaine.  I believe this young man has a special gift of preaching and maybe one day could be preaching the gospel.  He is someone who has been on my mind and in my heart all week.  Please pray for him to know the one true God!!!

There was kids running about yelling "open door mission" and offering to help us deliver lunches to the low income families in need.  It's wonderful to be so popular among the children!!  One young boy was looking for Bethany, Beatrice, and Erica (a few of the volunteer coordinators at Open Door Mission).  His name was Sa la la.  These young ladies made such an impact on these refugees and they are missed in this community.  I promised him I would let the ladies know how much they are missed.
Please pray for us as we go out today that God would use us to love on His precious children!!

The sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.  He weakens me morning by morning, weakens my ear to listen like one being taught. Isaiah 50:4

Faithful Open Door Mission Volunteer
Lisa