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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Summer Skills

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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Do They See Me?

By Tim Sells Our  ministry  to  the  homeless   is  based  in  part  on  the  fundamental  God-given  principle  of  human  dignity.  Dignity  is  one  of  God’s  gifts  to  humanity  and  is  fundamental  to  what  it  means  to  be  human – every human life has worth. With this principle firmly grasped, our   ministry   to   the  homeless  

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God Listens

by David Beegle Impact Resource Center Do you think God listens to more than our prayers? Do you think he  listens  to  our  to-day-day conversations?  Last  Friday  I  was  visiting  with  a  person  from  one  of  our  fellow  non-profits  in  this  area  called  Open  Door  Mission.  We  network  with  each  other  almost  like  salesmen  do 

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I Desire to Do Your Will

by Josef Bilnoski Impact High School Minister I first met Daniel when he was in the 1st grade – a good kid that was always around the church. His mom was working in the kitchen at Impact back then, so he and his brothers would be at the church until 8 or 9 most nights.

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