No one can receive credit for Impact’s staying power other than God. As 2022 nears the end, we are thrilled to be in the middle of the life-transforming work God is doing at Impact every day. The numbers and stories presented are just a small glimpse of the unfolding miracles God has performed this year.
New trends in ministry rise and fade. Even good organizations can come and go. But Impact’s work in urban Houston has stood the test of time – in fact we’ve now been doing it 35 years! And that experience and veteran leadership sees through temporary fads and overcomes obstacles, like the recent pandemic. Impact’s staying
The Gulf Coast Bible Conference is an annual conference of Spanish-speaking Churches of Christ in our region that is held here in Houston. There is always a Bible Bowl portion of the weekend, and a group from Impact has won for the last several years. We are so proud and happy to report that our
by Jerry Shawn, Impact Volunteer 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this
by Carlos Ingles There are many food pantries in Houston, including one less than a mile from Impact. But as we tell the hundreds of people who come to our Resource Center, we don’t want them to leave with just food, we want them to leave with a word of encouragement and spiritual reflection. I
by Patrick Lemmons Impact staff, members, and supporters alike have for years dreamed about a permanent or semi-permanent space where we could sell donated clothes and household items, in an effort to supplement our annual Garage Sale. This year it became a reality! From September-May in the new Impact Resale Shop we sold higher-value items
by Kirk and Gill Cutrer On a Wednesday evening, my wife Gill and I hurry to finish work and fight rush hour traffic to make our way down from the Woodlands to Impact. There is such a buzz of activity with the Resource Center in full swing, but that’s not the reason we are there.
by Leslie Salinas, Marilyn Flores, and Patrick Lemmons The partnership between Impact and Arms of Hope continues to affect lives in many ways; here are a few short but powerful stories to illustrate that. Ms. Betty, who has survived cancer twice and also a divorce, is one of the strongest women I have met. She
by Patrick Lemmons We are pleased that the Impact Resource Center has finally returned to the pre-pandemic routine of our families coming inside our building to register and be connected to various other services and opportunities in addition to food. This was planned for back in the fall but was delayed due to Delta, and
by Lluvia Delgado Growing up here at Impact you never realize as a child how much those who teach, love and encourage you start to become your second family. Your church becomes your second home. You come to church at a young age through VBS and continue to come all through middle school and high
by Tyler Lemmons I want to share a quick story about one of our mentoring pairs. Lynn and Malayah began their mentoring journey shortly after Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. Both Lynn and Malayah suffered losses during the storm. Lynn had extreme water damage to her home and Malayah and her family were forced to
by Jim Delony The Impact family faced a most difficult task last month as we had to say “see you later” to our dear David Beegle. It appears the Lord needed an experienced food and clothing angel to take care of his heavenly flock and David filled the job description. For some fourteen years he