We do a lot to improve life of individuals, families, and communities!

Fred & Dee Franke

I have been incredibly fortunate in my life to never have to experience the difficulties I see in the world every day. I can’t imagine what it’s like to go hungry - and I think it’s a shame that in a country as great as ours, anyone should.


With that desire in my heart, I preside over Open Heart. We’re all looking to make a difference in our world and I believe that by focusing on communities, we’re going to make the most substantial impact. The world is made up of these important social connections and if you foster them positively, they’ll pay huge dividends - in love, care, and a better world.

Craig & Brenda Howard

Friends who Offered Indispensable Help Daily.

Craig - Wise Advisor

Brenda - Administrative Assistant and Counselor

Recent Programs

We're continually working hard to improve the lives of individual and families throughout the communities of our state. To learn more, please check out some of our projects.

James & Barb Massie

Two dear friends who ministered to Dee & I every month for 2 years following Hurricane Katrina.

'Chef ' Bob

Brought Laughter to Many. A Fantastic Chef who Cooked for Hundreds.

Tim Martin

Loved Getting Down in the Trenches to Minister.

Cultivated Church Growth.

Teaching Others About Our Christian Journey.

David Wilson

A Man with a Servant's Heart and a Deep Love for Others.

Volunteer & Project Coordination

Operation Nehemiah Leaders

'Martin' Shen Kang Fu

Great Visionary Who Was Key to Our New Orleans Operations.

Essential in Our Goal to Plant Churches in China.

James McCormick

Managed Our Tools, Building Materials, and Supplies. Helped Oversee Volunteers on Their Projects.

Ronn Ormson

A Most Gifted Contractor Responsible for Coordinating Multiple Projects at a Time. 

Operation Nehemiah's HIP (Historic Instrumental People)


Wonderful Administrative Assistant that Kept Our Office Running Smoothly and Efficient


If you have a willing heart and able hands, we want your help. Whether it's serving food aid in a kitchen, painting walls of a newly repaired home, restoring the wetlands, or collecting donations, we need you your help!

KT,  Laura, Megan

Amazing Ladies Devoting an Entire School Semester Interning with us. Volunteer & Project Coordination. Also Built our First Website

Mission & Vision

We have a simple, but important mission: to help people. We do that by putting together people who want to help with people who need help. We can make a difference.