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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Honoring Christ

by Tim Huffman For about the last eight months I’ve been leading a small group study at the Garden Oaks Adult Activity Center. This is a facility that is specially geared toward adults that have special medical needs and some of them are in need of psychiatric attention as well. Maria Zuniga, a member and

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A Humbling Gift

by Paul Woodward I recently witnessed a beautiful modern day illustration of the widows offering in Mark 12. It was a Tuesday morning at the Impact Resource Center, when hundreds of hungry families are receiving a warm welcome, being treated with dignity, participating in a bible study, and being given groceries. A Resource Center recipient

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Where Your Money Goes

From now until the end of the year every dollar you give is doubled and helps fund our ministries in 2020!  Each of these ministries have financial needs in order to operate, whether it be in terms of staffing, facilities, utilities, transportation, etc.  You can feel confident that these needs will be met efficiently, however;

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Doubling Our Impact

David Lewis begins his Tuesday mornings early, directing traffic for the Impact Resource Center’s food and clothes giveaway. The morning is hectic and serves 100-150 families each week, and there is always one intersection that gets particularly snarled if no one minds it. David patiently does this, and almost always in the hot Houston sun.

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Rest for the Soul

by Dennis Jaeger The new sign in front of Impact Lindale isn’t big, but it beckons “Come” and is already   making   an   impact.   It   wasn’t   long after the sign was installed that we received our first phone call from someone who had walked by and seen our number. I returned Ethan’s phone call immediately after

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The Gospel is for All

by Tim Huffman In the late 1800’s John M. McCaleb wrote a very inspirational hymn called The Gospel is for All. The words of this beautiful hymn took on greater meaning for me as a result of a new small group that recently began at the Garden Oaks Activity Center. The Garden Oaks Activity Center

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A Mother’s Love

by Marilyn Flores Arms of Hope recently had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Trina, who is the mother of a beautiful 2-year-old girl and a handsome newborn baby boy. Ms. Trina stated that since the day she became a mother she has never stopped working because she knows that they depend on her and she

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Did You Know? – 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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