A CHRISTIAN MISSION
March 2018 Newsletter
A Word From Our Director ~ Pastor Andrew Pistone
Jesus said: Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him… Revelation 3:20
If Jesus Came To Your House
by Lois Blanchard Eades
If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two -
If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you'd do.
Oh, I know you'd give your nicest room to such an honored Guest,
And all the food you'd serve to Him would be the very best,
And you would keep assuring Him you're glad to have Him there -
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.
But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door
with arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they'd been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn't heard?
And wish you hadn't uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder - if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books your read,
And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you'd planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they'd stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do
If Jesus Christ, in person, came to spend some time with you.
Our goal is to provide Christ-filled care to the many hurting people who come through our doors. As Scripture says; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2
Prayer request for March 2018
Please pray that our guests would be receptive to the Truth of God's Word.
Financial Supporters Needed
We are in need of regular monthly supporters who will partner with us as we help our guests break free from addictions.
Your monthly support will help us provide hot meals, a safe place to sleep and shower, and exposure to the truth of God's Word – through Bible study and counseling.
To make a donation, mail a check to: Door Of Hope Mission P.O. Box 1789, Odessa, TX 79760
Door of Hope appreciates your generous donations! We do not accept any government funding; therefore, it is through your generosity that the Mission stays open for those in need. The Door of Hope Mission is supported 100% by your gifts, and by the proceeds from our Thrift Store.
All donations are tax deductible.
DOOR OF HOPE THRIFT STORE UPDATE
When you shop at the Thrift Store, you're helping us to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our guests. The proceeds from the Thrift Store go directly to help support our ministry at the Mission.
Together, we can help to change the lives of our neighbors who are in desperate need.
Please stop by the Thrift Store. We have new treasures on sale every week.
We are located at 1611 E. 8th Street, Odessa, TX 79761. Our hours for shopping are Monday - Saturday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
We are in need of gently used furniture and antiques. We can also accept cars, boats, RVs, and trucks.
If you have items you wish to donate, please drop them off at the store. If you need us to pick them up, please call the Mission at 432-337-8294. We continue to receive all your donations with grateful hearts.
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