Day 22 - Open Door Mission

Today's ministry is one of our local partners, Open Door Mission.

Open Door Mission is a Christian Rescue Mission founded to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of the impoverished and homeless men, women and children of Rochester, NY by restoring hope and changing lives. They do this by providing emergency food and housing, addiction recovery programs, and community outreach.

2,000. The number of homeless children in our Rochester City School District. Open Door Mission believes this is 2,000 too many and we have strengthened our commitment to improving the lives of Rochester's impoverished by pouring time and financial resources into a new home dedicated to serving women and children.  The Women & Children’s Residential Recovery Program is a grace-based Christian life skills rehabilitation and development program designed to address the root causes of generational poverty through strengthening families.

Open Door Mission is scheduled to complete the residence and family programming by 2018. At that time we will open our doors to women and children looking to restore their family unit. Families will take part in programming that teaches them essential communications skills and will strengthen relationships. 

Today, would you please pray...

  • for the many men and women that the Mission serves. Pray that they would find healing, both physically and spiritually.
  • for more volunteers to step up and serve the neediest in Rochester. Pray that they would leverage their time, talents, and treasure to transform the homelessness and poverty statistics of our city.
  • for those who have become the stories of hope for Open Door. Pray that those who have been served and seen transformation would leverage their story for the sake of others in need of hope.
  • for the leadership of the Open Door Mission as they launch their new residential facility for women and children. Pray that the women served would find a path out of poverty into independence and ultimately they would trust Christ as their leader and forgiver.

Thanks for praying!