Shelter for immediate needs.
Recovery for a lifetime.
…you gave me a place to sleep…
All are welcome here
We welcome everyone with open arms.
…you gave me clothes to wear…
It takes a village to support our mission.
“God told me to open the shelter, what else was I supposed to do?”
Convicted. No, not that kind of conviction. What else could I do when I clearly heard a voice that told me to stop wondering if someone is going to reach out and help those you see on the street and do something myself? I wanted to wait until everything was properly in place, but the forecast for that day in October was freezing cold. I had no choice.
You know what I mean, right? Like when you tell your kids to stop doing something you know you’re about to do yourself. It’s simply wrong. I found myself telling people to stop drinking so much while I was running a bar. Hypocrite! The voice I heard wasn’t audible, but it kept me up at night. I had to do something radical. Open Arms Mission became a reality that night. The bar became a shelter. People were accepted that would have otherwise been walking the streets, sleeping in tents, or finding shelter in awkward spaces that were far from adequate. Welcome to Open Arms.
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Open Arms Thrift Store
Now Open! Come by and visit the Open Arms Thrift Store, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm., 102 East Mauldin Rd Anderson SC.