I recently had a heart-wrenching conversation with Nate Banks, the house manager of the Life House Recovery Center, Impact’s residential addiction recovery program. One of the men who entered the program months ago had relapsed and Nate was hurting for him. One phrase Nate spoke stuck with me: “They have to stay connected.” The more
Jessica’s father abused her mother, and when Jessica was nine he began abusing her also. She eventually told her mother but her mother didn’t believe her and told her to keep quiet, so she ran away. She bounced around between friend’s houses, and dropped out of school. She eventually came to live in a desolate
by Dennis Jaeger One of my favorite moments this year was waking up on a Saturday morning and seeing a Facebook post from Paul Bailey at the Rockets Run with three Impact youth saying, “Proud of my guys for sacrificing their Saturday morning for a cause. It’s not easy waking up at 5:45am on a
by Carlos Ingles Mark, in chapter two of his gospel, tells the story of a determined man who did everything possible to get closer to Jesus, including having his friends lower him through a roof. I recently had the opportunity to witness this story come to life before my very eyes through an incredible young
by ER Hamilton, Impact Mentor The 2022-23 school year represents the 10th year of Impact Mentoring, a milestone we are very proud of. ER Hamilton is one of two mentors that has been with us the entire length of the program, and has mentored three different boys during that time. ER graciously agreed to write
by Geremy Varner A couple weeks ago two incredible ladies out of the kindness of their hearts decided to make 75 valentines gift bags for the middle school youth group. When the children saw the bags, they were speechless and filled with excitement. They couldn’t believe that someone who they didn’t even know cared so
by Frida Rangel A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tag along with Carlos Inglés, one of our Spanish ministers, in his usual Tuesday morning grocery drop offs. What I didn’t know was that these interactions would go beyond the process of simply giving groceries to a family. Our last stop was to
by Patrick Lemmons Many of the food we give to families at our Resource Center comes to us via the Houston Food Bank. In the New Year the Food Bank mandated that we switch our method of registering the families over to a new system that would meet their needs better. We dreaded this process
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. Jada is 18 years old and her home life has been tough. Her mother is a drug addict and her brother
By Caroline Morales, Geremy Varner, and Sydney Reynolds Recently, 31 of the Impact high school girls had the chance to have their annual girls retreat at Camp Oak Haven (formerly Gulf Coast Christian Camp)! We want to extend a thank you to the 12 Christian ladies that helped plan, cook, mentor, and lead activities. The
By Claudia Martinez, Finance Clerk Matching Funds donations and all the financial gifts Impact receives during the year are just so humbling. In my position as finance clerk I get to see firsthand 1 Corinthians 12 in action – how we all work together as the body of Christ, which is the foundation of church.
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.