Ministries Nursing Homes “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27Throughout the month, people from our church spend time holding services and visiting people in three nursing homes (or assisted living centers): Stafford Healthcare, Benson Heights Rehabilitation Center, and Falcon Ridge Assisted Living. Bus and Shuttle Routes “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23Every week, we spend our Saturday afternoons visiting children and families in order to invite them to church, share the Gospel, and build relationships. We provide transportation to any of those people that would like to attend our church services. We currently have routes that run in Des Moines, Kent, and Federal Way. Soul-winning “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15We are very busy seeking to fulfill the great commission. We go out witnessing every week all throughout the South King County area. Free Counselling “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14We offer free counselling services to anyone who wants to seek Scriptural answers for life’s difficulties. Just call Pastor Byram at 206.851.8640. Food Bank “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” I John 3:17We are unable to continue this ministry currently. As soon as we are able, we open the food bank again. Check back occasionally to see if we are open. Teen and Children’s Ministries “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14At Open Door Baptist Church, we believe that young people are a priority. We believe that they need to be spiritually strong, grounded in the Word, and have a personal relationship with Jesus. We also work hard to help create or restore close family relationships. The teachers and workers encourage our faithful kids and teens to reach out to others with the Gospel and to serve in our church in many capacities.