The result of a former residents' work These were just very small plants that were lost in this big pot. They remind us of planting seeds of love and kindness. We may not think it's much at the time, but those seeds are capable of great things we may never actually see.
What an exciting day around the mission! The Brooklet Kiwanis Club visited and had collected some much needed items. Then, we received items from the women's Sunday School Class of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Nina Giles, a local artist, brought over a mural that she created just for the dining room. She has wanted tp dp this for so long. We are constantly awed by this community and the way they support Open Hearts.
Lord, You give us our daily bread!! Before we barely got out a request, this happens!! Thank you, Restoration Worship Center for the chicken sandwiches and the bread. These will be used for lunches for our working residents!
Here is a list of things we are in need of at Open Hearts: Plates Bowls Paper towels Cups Forks Spoons Napkins Sugar Snacks Bread Milk Lunch meat Aluminum Foil Gallon ziplock bags Razors for men and women Hand soap Washing detergent---(pods are easier but powder is fine) Dish detergent Cereal Your donations are greatly appreciated!❤️
Many thanks to the Amazing Grace Sunday School class from Nevils First United Methodist Church for their donations of staple supplies!! Sunday School classes and small groups sure make a huge impact on our mission.
Look what we harvested today from our little garden!!
One of the residents has been picking this morning. ...and two or three more will make a pass at it during the day and find even more!
We have had some delicious seasonal foods gifted to us....fresh fish, potatoes and beans by Mr. Hughie Tankersley, squash brought to us by Judy Lanier. Yum!!! Thanks for thinking of us!
Thank you. Pamela and friends!!! Your donation is greatly appreciated.
How does your garden grow? We're kinda feeling like Jack and the beanstalk with our beautiful cucumbers and tomatoes.
Bundle of joy.
God bless our beautiful country and the American soldier!!
This week at the mission found us busy getting a 19 year old lined up for work at Wal Mart Distribution and going through the process pf gettimg a 21 year old an ID so he can go to work next week. We also had a new male mentor to sign up and spend time with the 21 year old who has never had a male figure in his life. How wonderful it was to watch this man work with this young resident....showing him how to change air filters, taking him to Goodwill for summer clothes and then out to lunch. "I've had a really cool day and I'm going to like my mentor," the young resident said as he walked in the front door..eager to tell us about his day. Male mentors matter!!! Even all the female mentors agree. We need them!! Could you be one? We have young men craving some guy time and wanting to go fiahing if anyone is able to help us on this capacity. ... See more
We've had one to earn a GED while at Open Hearts and that excites us, but THIS is a pretty neat story. Very touching. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/tennessee-teen-graduates-high-school-valedictorian-earns-3m-scholarships-all-n1008976
“Your location is not your limitation. Anything that is a blockade is not something you can’t overcome,” Tupac Moseley said.