Unwavering Through Uncertainty

2020 has been a year of tremendous uncertainty for us all. This uncertainty has caused us to suffer in various ways, the poor in particular. For us at Impact the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to adapt and to be flexible, patient, creative, and determined. We have in no way handled

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Double Our Impact 2020

One of the amazing gifts God has given us at Impact is the ability to see the long-term work He has been doing in families that attend Impact. About 20 years ago, 2 sisters attended Impact as children and teens – they came from an unstable home that was full of poverty, sin, and other

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Overcoming Trauma

by Leslie Salinas Arms of Hope was recently blessed to meet Ms. Olga Romero, who is an amazing woman with a great husband. Unfortunately she had recently been robbed at gunpoint while running her daily errands. She was followed to the bank, where she withdrew money to pay her bills for the month, and when

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Coming Alongside

by Marilyn Flores Ms. Nayeli is a single mother of 2 beautiful daughters, and when we first met her she was very depressed and stressed out. She was employed, but due to becoming very ill she was unable to work and there was no income coming in to be able to provide for her 13

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A New Beginning

by Tim Sells It has been seven months of silence. The Day Room where the outdoorsmen ministry is located, at the rear of the Impact main building, is silent. The usual laughter, prayers, bible studies, and nourishing meals have been silenced for the last seven months. While the last seven months of a global pandemic

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Believing in Love

By Patrick Lemmons Carl Windsor was 56 years old and in an AA meeting when he was told for the first time, at least in a way that he really believed it, that he was loved. Carl grew up in a trailer park in Atlanta with alcoholic and abusive parents. His father introduced him to

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Arms of Hope Update

by Marilyn Flores Guadalupe Lopez came to Arms of Hope due to being a survivor of domestic violence. She is a single mother of 3 beautiful children. We first assisted her in August 2019 and after some money management resources she was quickly back on track with her expenses. At the time of our appointment

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Covid-19 Update

by Caroline Morales, Impact Children’s Minister All Houston School District students have been learning virtually until this week. While this has probably been the safest option, especially for such a large district, it has created a lot of hardships for many of our Impact families. One of our families, which is led by a single

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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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