Paul and Joe

by Marilyn Flores, Arms of Hope Case Manager The morning of February 4, 2019 Joe Martinez got baptized. It was an amazing moment and such an honor to be able to witness it. Joe is a very shy and reserved person, and only allowed 6 people to be there.  Joe was homeless when he came

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An Amazing Example

by Leslie Salinas Meet Ms. Juana Perez (name changed to protect her identity), a single mother of two girls (8 and 2 years old) and a sweet little boy that is 5. She recently reached out to Arms of Hope in the hope of receiving rental assistance. The father of her children had left her

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Leaving the Radius

by Leslie Salinas Arms of Hope Houston Outreach Center Program Director Meet Paul Mireles, who is a very special client to me and whose story I will try to tell the best I can. I met Paul in 2015 when he came into my office and asked me for help, but Paul has been a

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Interruptions in the Sermon

by Carlos Inglés, Bilingual Minister In the Bible the church is known as a flock, as a body, and as a building, but the description I like the most is a family. It is said that we do not choose our families and this is true – our job is simply to accept and to

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I was naked and you clothed me…

Ask any organization who has a clothes ministry and they will tell you that managing the clothes is one of the most difficult aspects of their work. Providing clothes requires a tremendous amount of dedicated space to store and then display them and a multitude of volunteers to keep them organized. And since the clothes

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Above and Beyond

My biggest source of encouragement always comes from the adults that volunteer for our mentoring program. Time and again I am blown away by their love, dedication, and initiative. Over the last few months, there have been many instances of mentors who are working on something on their own time to meet a need of

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Dear Friend of Impact

This summer 400 elementary-aged children will attend one of three concurrent 6-week long VBS camps at Impact. They will attend 4 full days a week of Bible instruction, singing, fun activities, literacy classes, service projects, field trips, and meals.  150 Middle School and High School youth will, for 4 days a week for 8 weeks,

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Ambassadors of Compassion

by Dennis Jaeger  The last four years Impact has had the opportunity to host groups of high school freshman from the Cy-Fair School District through a program at those schools called Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC). AOC is designed to teach leadership skills and integrity to students in public high schools. Ambassadors of Compassion curriculum is

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Celebrating a Milestone

By Tyler Lemmons As we begin our sixth year of Impact Mentoring I would love to share the story of Gabby and Regina, a mentoring pair who have been together all five years of the program. Gabby was one of the first people I went to for advice when I was dreaming up the mentoring

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Camp Courage

By Caroline Morales Impact VBS 2018 is in the books and what a summer it was! Our theme this summer was “Camp Courage” and 400 children spent 6 weeks learning about people from the Bible who did (or in some cases did not) exhibit courage. We focused on Joshua 1:9 and taught the children that

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