An Exciting Update

          We’re excited to pass along an update! As we’ve announced in recent weeks, Impact has acquired the former home of the Lindale Church of Christ and added it as a second campus. The two buildings on the property, however, are badly in need of repair and we are in a

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An Exciting New Vision

For the last several years Impact has been in prayerful discussion about two important challenges facing us as we move forward and expand our mission—our need for a larger facility and the fact that many of the people we want to serve no longer live near our location. A wonderful opportunity came in the former

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Vincent

by Chris Lemmons Vincent is quiet, hard working, soft spoken, and willing to do absolutely whatever is asked, no matter how menial or dirty. Vincent works in our Distribution Center five days a week. He is very grateful, loves to help, likes to stay busy and likes to look for opportunities to make others’ job

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The Pain of Children Moving

by Tyler Lemmons The change of moving is inevitable in the work that we do. A family starts coming to Impact, we build relationships with the parents and children, start picking them up several times a week for different events, and then they are gone. Sometimes this happens suddenly as one day you drive by

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Impact and Arms of Hope in 2016 and Beyond

One of Impact’s partnerships that continues to be incredibly fruitful is with Arms of Hope, which operates Medina and Boles Children’s Homes  and also reaches out to people in poverty through its Family Outreach programs in Dallas, San Antonio, and now Impact in Houston.  This program provides an area church with a trained and resourced

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Core Connections Network

  Arms of Hope and the Impact Church have partnered with the Houston Food Bank’s Core Connections Network to offer training for individuals with chronic long-term illnesses. The goal is to give our community the possibility of a brighter future with the tools and confidence each individual needs to take an active role in managing

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Great Expectations

By Caroline Nichols As the school year has begun and we have had some time to reflect on all God did this summer, there are so many things to be grateful for. God kept hundreds of children and teens safe as they were picked up and dropped off every day for almost 8 weeks, and

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The Wilderness Voyage

The Wilderness Voyage My name is Nathaniel Johnson and I am a high school intern who went along with the seventeen high school students to Salida, Colorado for Wilderness Trek.  This wilderness expedition was a life altering experience for me and many students.  Our first event was rappelling off a seventy foot cliff, which went

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Our Friend Luis

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our friend Luis Lopez, who died this weekend after a long and painful battle with cancer.  Luis was a 20-year-old recent immigrant from Honduras with nothing to his name who found out a mere months after arriving here that he had terminal cancer.   

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A Trip to Temple

by Zack Lane We had a long but wonderful day recently as a group of 56 Impact High School students went to Impact Temple, a church in Temple, Texas that is a close sister church of Impact. We went to help with things around the building and also to put on a Carnival for the

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Grace and Destiny

by Dennis Jaeger Dear Friend of Impact, Grace and Destiny, fourth-grade twin girls, have been attending Impact for four years. They, along with 40 other children, began attending Impact through a series of several cookouts at their newly rebuilt apartment complex. Grace and Destiny’s mom, a single parent struggling to raise the twins on her

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An Update

by Carlos Ingles Last week we posted about our brother Luis Lopez, who we met through one of our members who is a nurse where he receives treatments for Sarcoma, a type of cancer.  Luis, who is only 20 years old and came to this country just last year after his father was murdered in

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