Perspective Through Disappointment

by Caroline Morales In my human perspective 2020 has been a year of disappointments. So many things that I look forward to each year in Impact’s Children’s Ministry, like Spring Break groups and Summer VBS, were cancelled or altered dramatically. None of us expected COVID-19 to be such a long-lasting pandemic (or at leastI didn’t!),

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Uplift

by Paul Woodward Fourteen years ago 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 by the continuing generosity of two donors, this program is an important investment in the lives of the 20 recipients and their families.

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Draw Near to God

by Ron Sellers The Covid-19 pandemic has separated millions from their lives, families, friends, jobs, and savings. Our own decades-long ministry at Highland Park Nursing facility has had to be largely shut down. Grieving the loss of two sisters, Juanita Jones & Rochelle Grady, has been doubly tough. Our outreach to Garden Oaks Adult Daycare

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Seeing Through Obstacles

by Patrick Lemmons The ministry of the Impact Resource Center has been transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. Most  of  these  changes  have  presented  their  own  unique  challenges,  one  being  that  most  human  interaction  is  limited  to  behind  the  window  of  a  car. We do allow people to receive groceries on foot, however, and two recent

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A Thank-You Letter to Inpack

This  is  a  copy  of  a  hand-written  letter  we  received  from  one  of  our  homeless friends. We’ve left in misspellings in order to preserve the character  and  humility  of  the  message.  Please  be  in  prayer  for  the  homeless and indigent in this difficult time! This  is  a  letter  to  the  worker’s  and  staff  at  Inpack; 

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Today’s Bright Spot

by Jim Delony “Then He said to his disciples, ‘the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”   MATTHEW 9:37-38 As a young man I would often while at my bank see a 70-year-old woman depositing checks into her account. This

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Today’s Bright Spot

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—    1 Corinthians 2:9                                                               by Jim Delony A professor entered the classroom and told his students to prepare for a pop quiz. The pupils sat and nervously waited

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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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