Your time, money and prayers breathing hope into the lives of others. Over 800 nights of a safe comfortable place to sleep, 2,430 meals served and 54 homeless persons employed. That's 810 days and nights that men, women and children in need have walked through the doors of Open Hearts and people of this community and from afar have supported them on their journey back to independence and stability. That's 810 days we have been able to share the love of Jesus with others we may have never met had they not been without a place to live. God has a purpose for humanity. We are grateful for people who offer themselves to be used by Him. That God would want to use any of us for His purpose is beyond amazing. "Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love; Take my feet and let them be...Swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee. Take my silver and my gold; Not a mite would I withhold; Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose." ... See more
We are still picking peppers from our garden. Today, we started picking them and making our own pepper sauce.
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
When volunteers help make your birthday wishes come true. We love our "family."
Braswell's Vidalia Onion BBQ sauce. Need we say more? Thank you!!!!
We've had several deliveries but don't know who they were from. Message us of you've purchased donations. Thanks.
We love the chocolate treat bags that students at Trinity Christian School made and the grapes for work lunches that Ms. Sunni Moore packed. Little things mean a lot.
A message from the Executive Director: Because of the problems relating to this issue lately, I wanted to make a public statement. If you have a loved one at the mission and you think that they have it made so much that they can be your ATM, this message is for you. We care deeply about the success of our residents at the mission. Our residents work hard for the money they earn and they are required to save all they can and be financially responsible. A few that are there are on a fixed income and there for a short stay. Each week, they are allowed to withdraw the spending money they will need only for THEMSELVES, not everyone else. Many of our residents are without a place to live because of their good hearts and loaning money to friends and family. Let this be clear....WE DO NOT ALLOW FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO BORROW MONEY FROM OUR RESIDENTS. Do not call and ask a resident for money or do not show up at the mission wanting money. Loaning/giving money is against Mission policy and will result in immediate dismissal. Please respect the beautiful system we have in place to help propel our residents forward. It is beyond our comprehension that family members would want to take money from loved ones who have NOTHING or are on a limited income. If a resident owes a debt, we figure that into their financial plan so that debt is repaid. Our deepest desire is that our residents leave this facility equipped with what they need to provide for themselves and be self sufficient. Some of the proudest moments, we have stood with tears in our eyes seeing people save enough money to move into their own place. Tears of joy because of the pride they have within themselves. Please give them a chance! If you need a job, call us at 623-2528 and we will give you a job plan....with transportation, then you'll be the proud person of a paycheck. Can we get an amen? ... See more
💚💚We have created an Amazon list of items we frequently need for your gifting convenience. You can share with your co workers, Church, Sunday School Classes, clubs, etc. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/G945IF4LX3U3 If you prefer to have a donation box that items can be dropped in at churches, classrooms, choir rooms, etc, we have DONATION BOXES we will supply. If you've ever wanted to do something worthwhile for missions....well, there's one great opportunity right here in your own backyard. Happy shopping, friends and thank you for supporting us. Open Hearts Community Mission, a privately funded, faith based rescue mission in Bulloch County....changing lives one day at a time by maintaining High Standards, Strong Boundaries and Clear Direction. 💚💚 ... See more
Southeast Bulloch High School culinary students cooked us dinner for tonight. These banana nut cupcakes are going to be delicious.
New volunteer orientation will be held September 26th at 5PM. Come see how you can make a difference by being a part of our team.
A very special thank you to our local law enforcement offices for donating sandwiches, bread and snacks left over from Hurricane Dorian relief. The sandwiches and chips will be packed for lunches for our employed residents....supplies we use and need every day, year round. We appreciate you always for all that you do!! ❤️ Good seeing Hutch and D. Tremble today.
The following is information for evacuees. If you are in or are coming to Bulloch County, please call 912-764-0109 for a location you can go to ride out the storm. In the Metter area, Restoration Worship Center is a Good Samaritan Shelter (no meals provided): 1040 S E Broad Street, Metter, GA 30439, telephone: 912-685-4801.
Many have asked about how the mission is concerning the storm. First, we are hopeful that we will just experience rain and tolerable wind. Our residents are continuing to work unless advised otherwise and we're fine on quick fix foods and snacks, if needed. This week, we have been busy loading up other organizations with non perishable foods .....sharing what we have because we know we are always getting more. We were given a surplus of used blankets from a local state park, so we have moved out most of those as well. Wherever you are, we hope you're well and safe. ... See more