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
by Caroline Morales This summer the Impact college and high school interns took part in a class called “Summer Skills.” Michael Hogan, who is a mentor in our children’s mentoring program and in the real estate business, set up a series of classes to learn more about real-life, interpersonal skills and practical knowledge. The topics
by Tyler Lemmons I recently had the privilege of being one of the mentors in our New Beginnings class, which is designed to be a jumping-off point for those that have recently been baptized. The class briefly goes through the Bible in a 12-week study and also pairs up each new believer with a mentor.
by Kimberly Miller, Impact member and volunteer Without the Impact Mentoring program, Hurricane Harvey would have been a lot harder on many people. Weekly visits between mentors and mentees add up over the years and friendships are formed. Those bonds were crucial during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. The Impact ministers worked tirelessly helping people
by Carlos Ingles Angel’s recent baptism into Christ was the culmination of a beautiful story which began with Hurricane Harvey. Shortly after the storm, Angel’s wife, Imelda, came to Impact for help at the suggestion of a friend. My job in our Relief Center was to greet and talk to the people as they waited
by Mary Jean Ewing In 1998 Christ’s Gift Academy, a Christian school for orphans, was established in Mbita, Kenya, a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria. The following year I visited the school and was asked by one of the founders if I would consider sponsoring one of the students. This contribution
by Marilyn Flores In May Vicky Erlinda Hernandez walked the stage and graduated from the University of Houston Downtown. She is the first one from her family to graduate from college. As she walked the stage I could not help but think of how proud her mom must be. They had made it! Although it
by Julissa Avila Hi! My name is Julissa Avila, but some people like to call me “Juli”. I have 3 little brothers and 2 loving parents. My mom and siblings and I started going to Impact about 12 years ago, and my dad joined us from Mexico 4 years later when his immigration situation allowed
By Tim Sells Our ministry to the homeless is based in part on the fundamental God-given principle of human dignity. Dignity is one of God’s gifts to humanity and is fundamental to what it means to be human – every human life has worth. With this principle firmly grasped, our ministry to the homeless
by David Beegle Impact Resource Center Do you think God listens to more than our prayers? Do you think he listens to our to-day-day conversations? Last Friday I was visiting with a person from one of our fellow non-profits in this area called Open Door Mission. We network with each other almost like salesmen do
by Josef Bilnoski Impact High School Minister I first met Daniel when he was in the 1st grade – a good kid that was always around the church. His mom was working in the kitchen at Impact back then, so he and his brothers would be at the church until 8 or 9 most nights.
by Tyler Lemmons When I am at mentoring there is always something encouraging, inspiring, or deeply spiritual going on no matter where I look. Mentoring is about reminding us what is already true: that we are all inexplicably connected, that we all belong to God and to each other. One thing that has stood out