by Paul Woodward, Impact Elder Dear Friends, I recently had the privilege of sitting by Lily during a youth gathering at Impact. I’ve known her since I taught her summer reading class nine years ago, and I was struck by the joy radiating from her face as she participated in games and worship. I asked
As 2021 draws to a close we are overflowing with awe and gratitude. This year has brought unthinkable grief and challenges, but it has also given so many reasons for hope, both in what God is doing in the world and what He is doing here at Impact. One of those reasons for hope is
by Tim Huffman Arriving in Houston at age 28, Dimas was seeking safety from the turmoil in his home country of El Salvador. He arrived alone and would wait for two years to be reunited with wife, Antonia, and his daughter. Dimas felt the call of God on his life from a very early age.
by Dennis Jaeger “How can we help?” This question has spurred the growth of Impact’s relationship with Roosevelt Elementary School, which is just around the corner from Impact Lindale. It’s a question that has been asked unapologetically in the name of Jesus, without any agenda beyond the desire to support teachers, children, and our Lindale
by Tim Huffman One of the most consistent and effective ways that we are able to touch the lives of thousands of people every year is through the Resource Center food distribution. The staff handles picking up and sorting the groceries, but twice a week for several hours many volunteers are needed to register the
Eljiah Lopez began working at our Resource Center around the beginning of the pandemic, and was absolutely indispensable in helping us meet the needs of so many families. His time working with us recently ended, however, when he left to begin attending Abilene Christian University! We are so proud of Elijah and all our scholarship
We have exciting news to share! Impact staff, members, and supporters alike have for years dreamed about a permanent or semi-permanent space where we could sell donated clothes and household items, in an effort to supplement (not replace!) our annual Garage Sale. This would help fund our ministries by enabling us to sell higher-value items
by Denisse Lopez, Carlos Ingles, and Dennis Jaeger This week there is a glaringly empty bench in the foyer of the Impact office. It’s a bench that, for quite some time, has been occupied by Terrell Thierry during parts of the day. Terry was a homeless man with a big heart. He had the sky
by Carlos Ingles Last Sunday our sister Onésima Garcia was called to the presence of the Lord. Our sister was a member at Impact for many years. She came to Impact in its early years when it had just started meeting on Washington Street. She was pregnant with David, her youngest son, and had three
by Leslie Salinas Today I want to talk to you about Marilyn Flores. Marilyn is our Case Manager here at Arms of Hope at Impact, and for the last 3 years, I have seen her heart. I think I can better describe her to you if I tell you stories. Marilyn worked extra hours in
by Caroline Morales At Impact, we are always challenging our kids to learn memory verses – this summer at VBS, our kids were challenged to learn 5 verses and the first to memorize all of them received a gigantic chocolate bar to share with their class (3 kids all said it on the same morning!).
by Tim Huffman For those familiar with our outreach services at Impact, one of the most consistent and effective ways that we are able to touch the lives of thousands of people every year is through the Resource Center and particularly through food distribution. Twice a week throughout the year Chris Lemmons, and his crew