A CHRISTIAN MISSION
July 2018 Newsletter
A Word From Our Director ~ Pastor Andrew Pistone
“Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.” Proverbs 21:13
It's hard for me to talk about this subject, as it is not my intention to “move you” to give - for the sake of the Door of Hope Mission; but we should encourage each other to honor God with all that He has given to us.
True contentment in this life doesn't come from living for ourselves and accumulating wealth. We can be content when we are committed to generosity - glorifying God by using ALL our resources. We are often so possessive with our time, and so concerned with our possessions - that we become self-centered. God is the GIVER of ALL blessings - our time, our money, and our abilities - and He is watching and waiting to see how we use those blessings. He wants to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
It is never His intention to deprive us of blessings, but instead - wants to give us even more - if we only trust and obey Him.
In Luke 6:38, we read this promise from Him, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
As we read in Proverbs 14:31
“Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
It offends the Creator when we neglect the poor, who are also a part of His creation.
When God leads you to give – give, and He will bless you. Yes, God can use our financial gifts, but He also wants us to serve Him with our talents and abilities.
Here at the Mission, we need your talents and spiritual gifts. Maybe you could serve by teaching, encouraging, doing secretarial work,
etc. If you have an interest in helping us, please contact me at the Mission.
Matthew 9:36-38 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
It is my hope that we would resist our materialistic society, and instead – that we would be more concerned about the spiritual health of others, so that we can live a life of joy and purpose - glorifying God. We can trust Him to meet all our needs.
Prayer request for July 2018
We are in need of a good van and a small box truck to help us out with our very tired vehicles. If you can help us in anyway, it would be a blessing.
Funds / Donations Needed
Please consider a one time donation of $20 or more, or become a monthly supporter. This will help us provide hot meals, a safe place to sleep, a shower, and exposure to the truth of God's Word through Bible studies and counseling to those who need our help.
There are a few ways you can give:
#1 You can donate here on our website
#2 Mail a check to: Door of Hope Mission: PO Box 1789, Odessa, TX 79760
#3 PayPal: To make a direct financial donation through PayPal click the link below:
#4: When you Shopat Amazon or Ebay, just add us as your preferred charity, and a portion of your purchase will go to the Door Of Hope Mission.
With Amazon: Visit Amazon Smile www.smile.amazon.com then login to your account, then you need to select Door Of Hope Mission Odessa TX so we will receive donations from eligible purchases when you shop.
With Ebay: You just need to add the Door Of Hope Mission to your favorites. Click the link below to add us.
If you have any questions please call us 432-337-8294.
The Door of Hope Mission is supported 100% by DONATIONS and our thrift store. We do not take money from the government because they would restrict us from preaching about the freeing power of Jesus to those we help.
All donations are tax deductible.
DOOR OF HOPE THRIFT STORE UPDATE
We are in need of good furniture and antiques that you might want to donate to our ministry, and of course - we continue to take ALL donations with grateful hearts. We could not do this without your help.
We can also accept cars, trucks, RVs and boats.
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 invite you to come and visit the Door of Hope Thrift Store. 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.
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