Open Door Mercy Home is a fully non-profit orphanage whose purpose is to provide orphaned and abandoned Indian children of Eluru & Nekkalam with a loving, nurturing home environment with access to an adequate education.
There are more than 11 million abandoned children in India. As with many countries worldwide, India suffers greatly from the effects of HIV and AIDS. The result is a generation of orphans that continues to grow exponentially and an estimated 1.2 million children are sold in to sex slavery. Open Door Mercy Home hears the call of these destitute and impoverished children. With the purpose of
providing a sound educational foundation grounded in biblical truths, ODMH is committed to these orphans. Currently there are 44 children residing at the Mercy Home.
In Moldova, youth girl’s and boy’s are released from orphanages at the early age of 9th grade. Open Door Church has helped to build, furnish, and restore transition homes in order to provide a nurturing home environment where children can finish high school, go to church and have loving house parents. Here, the children also have the opportunity to go to a trade school and learn a trade so they are able to support themselves when its time to move on with their adult lives. For the past two years we also send a team and support a camp for children in the homes. The week is filled with fun, games and learning about the love of Jesus.
EQUIP Leadership is a non-profit organization specializing in training and mobilizing effective Christian leaders to transform their wold. Founded by brothers John and Larry Maxwell in 1996, EQUIP is dedicated to developing servant leaders who shoulder responsibility, meet challenges with courage and creativity and never relinquish their God-given dreams. Touching every nation across the globe, EQUIP has laid a foundation of Biblical servant leadership by training Christian leaders connected to the church. Once trained, those leaders are then mobilized to impact their families, businesses, organizations, communities and even their nations.
Our lead pastor, Stephen Mizell, has been a part of training approximately 6500 church and business leaders in Venezuela, Germany, Moldova and Peru since 2010. Those same leaders have taken the material they have been taught and then shared it with over 70,000 additional leaders. EQUIP encourages and empowers Christians in all walks of life to engage in an on-going journey of leadership growth and impact.
Missionaries We Support
Barney & Adelia Robison
Barney and Adelia Robison serve in The Gambia, West Africa. They both serve as the guest house managers and are also involved in an international church plant, where Barney preaches and teaches regularly.
The Jones currently live in Kalomo, Zambia and partner with Global Orphan Relief. They are operating a home for orphaned children called House of Faith. Every weekend is spent somewhere in the villages encouraging pastors and evangelizing the areas with tools such as the Jesus Film. They are also operating a school of ministry in various locations for lay pastors who cannot manage to go to Bible college in rural areas.
George Salvador is a church-planter and pastor based in the Tarlac Province of the Philippines.
Emilee is serving as a missionary in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She is investing in the lives of her students and their families as she teaches at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center. She is helping to equip students to achieve the school’s vision of seeing its students and faculty transform society through God-honoring service in their homes, communities and professions.
Emilee desires to see students know and love Jesus and be used by Him to impact the world for His glory.
Both Luke and Tiffanie graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University in Elizabeth City, NC. Luke has served as a youth minister, student minister, and lead minister at three different churches. Along with being Luke’s righthand woman, Tiffanie has also been a teacher for 4 years to 1st, 2nd, 4th ,5th, and 6th graders. They are continuing to serve youth in Ireland.
Ministries we support
Since 2015 Open Door Church has given away over 400 book bags to students in Chowan, Perquimans, Bertie, Washington & Tyrell Counties. In August of 2017 we participated in the first “Edenton United” event with 20 area churches and businesses where 500 people were fed and over 700 book bags were given away.
Boys & Girls Club
One of the life groups from Open Door Church has generously been partnering with the Boys and Girls Club for the past two years. They provide one meal a month to approximately 75-100 children.
Operation Christmas Child
The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Open Door Church proudly serves as a drop off/collection site for our areas shoeboxes to begin their journey around the world. In 2017, ODC provided 1,027 boxes, and collected 901 more for a total of 1,928. These are just the beginning of many lives changed and bought to Jesus.
Feeding The Edenton Aces
Each week an area church feeds the John A. Holmes High School football team and encourages them before their games. Open Door Church has been honored to be able to feed the team a few times each season.
We also support and serve in the following ministries:
- Bertie Public School Volunteers
- Edenton Chowan School Volunteers
- Open Arms Christian Ministries