Author: impacthoustonchurch

The Power of a Gospel Song

by Jim Delony “Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow.” – Philippians 2:9-10 Christians have been singing songs of praise since the first century. This spiritual art has changed and progressed much, as you

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Simple Service

by Jim Holston Recently the Impact truck made a delivery and pickup at our house. Carl, Shane, and Kevin were the crew. Carl started to introduce me to the other two, but Shane said, “Oh, we know Jim. He’s our friend, teacher, and member of the family.” During the delivery Carl shared with me the

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A Big Thanks

Thanks to one of our Impact members and his work connection we recently had the opportunity to take 22 kids to see the Harlem Globetrotters. We had an amazing time watching them perform all their tricks, and seeing the kids laughing, smiling and dancing was the best. None of the kids had ever seen the

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Sunday Lunch Ministry

by Ron Sellers Area churches have loved us through the Sunday Lunch Ministry for over 30 years. 25-30 congregations participate each year, and the majority have done this again and again for many years. It has been an opportunity to obey our Lord’s instructions in Luke 14 to share with those who need a meal

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A God Moment

by Milissa Irby I had a cool experience on the bus on a recent morning. I usually have my earphones on because I listen to music during my ‘me time’ on the bus. I had forgotten to charge my earphones, however, so I was forced to sit in silence. An older gentleman was across the

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Help Crossing the Finish Line

by Leslie Salinas This is a story that powerfully demonstrates the partnership between Arms of Hope and Impact, a partnership that in this case involved working hand in hand to help a family all the way to the finish line. Ms. Jalah Terry is a widow and single mother of an 11 yr old daughter

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Hard Work

By Tim Sells It has been five plus years now since I began my journey with the Impact family. During this time God has blessed me to work with the Life House ministry. I have been with Nate, Harvey, and David Beegle as we have together sought God’s direction for the recovery program and the

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50 Pairs!

By Tyler Lemmons In our seventh year of Impact Mentoring we have met a long-held goal: 50 mentors! I know that numbers are not often a reflection of the quality of something, but in this case they tell us something – that each week 50 kids are spending quality time building a Godly relationship with

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Middle School Survivors

by Sydney Reynolds and Geremy Varner Impact’s Middle School program decided 2020 needed to start off right with a retreat at Camp of the Hills! 5 vans, 3 cars, and 1 truck loaded up with 67 middle schoolers, 22 adults and enough food to feed an army and headed to the other side of Austin

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It’s Not About the Food

by Carlos Ingles In the Bible there are many examples of people gathering around food. In the Old Testament the holidays were often related to eating food, such as lamb, bread, and bitter herbs. At Passover Jesus himself participated in a meal with his disciples. On another occasion, when the disciples were all together, the

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Courage for the Journey

by Marilyn Flores I recently had the honor of meeting Ms. Estrella, who is a hard-working single mother of three. Estrella works two jobs and has always been able keep up with expenses until recently, when she separated from her husband due to his alcoholism and his not being responsible. She came in requesting assistance

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A Simple Story for Christmas

by Marilyn Flores I recently had the honor of meeting Ms. Estrella, who is a hard-working single mother of three. Estrella works two jobs and has always been able keep up with expenses until recently, when she separated from her husband due to his alcoholism and his not being responsible. She came in requesting assistance

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