Our Name

Remembering Laura

Laura Open Door

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such thing there is no law.”

-Galatians 5:22-23

Is leaving your front door open a thing of the past?  
The open door represented peace and friendship… a warm welcome contrasted against the harsh realities of life.

As a freshman in college, 500 miles from home, I was struggling to find new friends and a new home.

Fortunately, I found an open door. Laura was a wife and mother of four. She found me like she found many others… worshiping at a church in a college town, looking for a home.

Laura had a kind heart, a listening ear and a magnetic welcoming spirit that drew people to her. When life was hard, she was always there to help and listen. When times were good, she had a story to tell.

At first, it seemed odd that she left her door open. You might think she was naive. But to me, it was a loving act of rebellion. A refusal to accept what society had moved past, and an invitation of home to those searching for one.

Our name is in memory of Laura Hammock… a woman of God that raised a family beyond her own, fought cancer, and left her door open in a time of closing hearts and minds.