“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”   Matthew 5:16

The Open Door can be your “First Call” when you have a question or a need addressing simple homeowner or auto troubles. We want to share our love for Jesus and for YOU in a very practical and much needed way with the people of The Open Door.


This ministry has been established to help those persons in The Open Door community who have limited physical capabilities, health issues, are in financial distress or have household emergencies with simple needs around their homes.


Services could be of the following nature:

  • Shoveling driveways

  • Miscellaneous yard work

  • Wheelchair ramps to your front door

  • Handrail repairs

  • Heavy lifting

  • Retrieve or replace items to the attic.

  • Replace hard to reach light bulbs.

  • Hang picture frames on walls, or move a piece of furniture.

  • Fix a leaky faucet or toilet.

  • Install simple light fixtures that do not require any change in the structure or wiring.

  • Take a lawn mower or other yard equipment to have it repaired.

  • Perform simple service to a lawn mower; for example change the oil.

  • Plenty of other things that you might think of…


    • Please understand that some needs are better handled by paid professionals. If we determine that professional services are needed, we will assist to the best of our ability in finding such help.
    • Routine services such as yard maintenance are excluded except for “short-term” help during a family crisis.
    • Planned projects such as remodeling are excluded.

Major auto repairs are beyond the scope of our abilities.

We realize that emergencies do occur and if we can assist you we will. We would like to keep the services simple and their completion time short (2 to 3 hours). It is our desire to address each situation in as timely a manner as possible.

Please understand that this is an all-volunteer ministry. These services will be free, but donations to the First Call Ministry are appreciated and may be made by check to the The Open Door, memo line “First Call”.

If you have a need and would like to make your “First Call” you may reach us at 320-292-5995.