Author: impacthoustonchurch

Rest for the Soul

by Dennis Jaeger The new sign in front of Impact Lindale isn’t big, but it beckons “Come” and is already   making   an   impact.   It   wasn’t   long after the sign was installed that we received our first phone call from someone who had walked by and seen our number. I returned Ethan’s phone call immediately after

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The Gospel is for All

by Tim Huffman In the late 1800’s John M. McCaleb wrote a very inspirational hymn called The Gospel is for All. The words of this beautiful hymn took on greater meaning for me as a result of a new small group that recently began at the Garden Oaks Activity Center. The Garden Oaks Activity Center

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A Mother’s Love

by Marilyn Flores Arms of Hope recently had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Trina, who is the mother of a beautiful 2-year-old girl and a handsome newborn baby boy. Ms. Trina stated that since the day she became a mother she has never stopped working because she knows that they depend on her and she

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Did You Know? – The Brooks Scholarship Fund

In 2007 Impact launched the Brooks Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to students unable to afford the expenses of a college education on their own. Funded primarily through the continuing generosity of two donors, this program is an important investment in the lives of the recipients and their families. Most of these students are

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Meeting Needs

by Marilyn Flores Since October of last year our Arms of Hope social worker Marilyn Flores has begun offering her services concurrent with the weekly bible study that Impact has held there for over thirty years. Independence Hall is an apartment complex that serves low-income seniors and the disabled, and was extremely excited to have

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Skills For Life

by Caroline Morales This summer the Impact college and high school interns took part in a class called “Summer Skills.” Michael Hogan, who is a mentor in our children’s mentoring program and in the real estate business, set up a series of classes to learn more about real-life, interpersonal skills and practical knowledge.  The topics

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New Beginnings

by Tyler Lemmons I recently  had the privilege of being one of the mentors in our New Beginnings class, which is designed to be a jumping-off point for those that have recently been baptized.  The class briefly goes through the Bible in a 12-week study and also pairs up each new believer with a mentor.

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Memories of Harvey and Impact Mentoring

by Kimberly Miller, Impact member and volunteer Without the Impact Mentoring program, Hurricane Harvey would have been a lot harder on many people. Weekly visits between mentors and mentees add up over the years and friendships are formed. Those bonds were crucial during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.  The Impact ministers worked tirelessly helping people

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Hurricane Harvey Brought us an Angel

by Carlos Ingles Angel’s  recent  baptism  into  Christ  was  the  culmination  of  a  beautiful  story  which  began  with  Hurricane  Harvey.  Shortly  after  the  storm,  Angel’s  wife,  Imelda,  came  to  Impact  for  help  at  the  suggestion  of  a  friend. My job in our Relief Center was to greet and talk to the people as they waited

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Marithe’s Journey

by Mary Jean Ewing In 1998 Christ’s Gift Academy, a Christian school for orphans, was established in Mbita, Kenya, a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria. The following year I visited the school and was asked by one of the founders if I would consider sponsoring one of the students. This contribution

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My Accomplished Friend

by Marilyn Flores In May Vicky Erlinda Hernandez walked the stage and graduated from the University of Houston Downtown. She is the first one from her family to graduate from college. As she walked the stage I could not help but think of how proud her mom must be. They had made it! Although it

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A New Challenge

by Julissa Avila Hi! My name is Julissa Avila, but some people like to call me “Juli”. I  have  3  little  brothers  and  2  loving  parents.  My  mom  and  siblings  and I started going to Impact about 12 years ago, and my dad joined us from Mexico 4 years later when his immigration situation allowed

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