Author: impacthoustonchurch

Graduations Everywhere!

by Marilyn Flores Calvin Balca and Jose Zezatti have graduated from the Work Faith Connections Program!  Calvin and Jose,  who  also  graduated  from  our  Life  House  recently,  are  the  first  participants of the Life House to go through the 8-day job search workshop successfully.   They   had   to   apply,   participate   in   the   selection   interview   process,  and 

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Health Challenge

by Marilyn Flores One  of  the  primary  goals  of  our  Impact  Resource  Center  and  Arms  of  Hope partnership is use our existing ministries to springboard into deeper and  more  transformative  relationships  with  families.  The  month  of  May  was a great example of that and hopefully something we can also build on. We  used  our  Health 

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Consider God’s Handiwork

By Paul Woodward Life is mysterious. As a man of faith, I have felt the hand of God too many times to discount its existence. Too many times I have seen an outcome in someone’s life that utterly defies their circumstances – those times especially convince me there is more to life than meets the

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Self Images

by Tyler Lemmons I would like to share one of my favorite memories from the recently completed year 6 of Impact Mentoring. One week, through the suggestion of one  of  our  mentors,  we  had  a  creative  project  in  which  all  the  pairs  participated. The theme of the lesson was evaluating what type of image we

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Paul and Joe

by Marilyn Flores, Arms of Hope Case Manager The morning of February 4, 2019 Joe Martinez got baptized. It was an amazing moment and such an honor to be able to witness it. Joe is a very shy and reserved person, and only allowed 6 people to be there.  Joe was homeless when he came

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An Amazing Example

by Leslie Salinas Meet Ms. Juana Perez (name changed to protect her identity), a single mother of two girls (8 and 2 years old) and a sweet little boy that is 5. She recently reached out to Arms of Hope in the hope of receiving rental assistance. The father of her children had left her

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Leaving the Radius

by Leslie Salinas Arms of Hope Houston Outreach Center Program Director Meet Paul Mireles, who is a very special client to me and whose story I will try to tell the best I can. I met Paul in 2015 when he came into my office and asked me for help, but Paul has been a

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Interruptions in the Sermon

by Carlos Inglés, Bilingual Minister In the Bible the church is known as a flock, as a body, and as a building, but the description I like the most is a family. It is said that we do not choose our families and this is true – our job is simply to accept and to

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I was naked and you clothed me…

Ask any organization who has a clothes ministry and they will tell you that managing the clothes is one of the most difficult aspects of their work. Providing clothes requires a tremendous amount of dedicated space to store and then display them and a multitude of volunteers to keep them organized. And since the clothes

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Above and Beyond

My biggest source of encouragement always comes from the adults that volunteer for our mentoring program. Time and again I am blown away by their love, dedication, and initiative. Over the last few months, there have been many instances of mentors who are working on something on their own time to meet a need of

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Dear Friend of Impact

This summer 400 elementary-aged children will attend one of three concurrent 6-week long VBS camps at Impact. They will attend 4 full days a week of Bible instruction, singing, fun activities, literacy classes, service projects, field trips, and meals.  150 Middle School and High School youth will, for 4 days a week for 8 weeks,

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