Reaching Generations

by Tim Huffman Do you remember the fourth grade? One memory stands out for Claudia – finding her way to the Impact church. By the time she noticed the Impact vans coming by her apartments, her friends began inviting her to join them. At Impact, she remembers finding a safe place – a place filled

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Playing on God’s Team

by Caroline Morales As one of Impact’s children’s ministers, I always take a big deep breath when VBS is over for the summer. It is a bittersweet moment to see the walls that were once decorated now empty, all the reading books put away, and the crafts taken home. I miss seeing the kids everyday,

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More Fruits of the Partnership

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. Tameka Miller is a single mother of four young children and has experienced an abundance of hardship. As a domestic abuse

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The Big Picture is in Motion

by Paul Bailey {Paul Bailey is a member of one of the first families Impact reached in its early years and grew up attending Impact along with his siblings and cousins. During his high school years, he participated in Impact’s annual mission trips to the Contact Church in Tulsa, which shares strong ties with Impact

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Hometown Hero

by Paul Woodward Have you ever met someone that is such a pure reflection of Christ that it made you stop and take notice? If not, then it’s time you met our hometown hero ERIC MORALES. Among our Impact family, Eric is a constant, shining example of the humility and servanthood that we see when

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The Impact Normal

by Dennis Jaeger Weekdays at Impact for more than a year have been rather eerie. The hallways were dark. Classroom doors were closed with the lights out. No sounds of laughter or gleeful screams could be heard coming from the auditoriums. All one could hear roaming the halls was the echo of one’s own footsteps

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A Team Effort

by Marilyn Flores Independence Hall is a facility for low-income people who are also disabled, and Impact has had a Bible Study outreach there for over 30 years. Arms of Hope has been working there since 2018. During the pandemic, the facility was not allowing visitors to protect their residents, but by mid-April of this

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Let’s Go

by Tim Sells The wise man Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes that there is a time and a season for everything under the sun. This is the season for new beginnings. God has shown much grace to the Impact family during the time of COVID-19, and now as we move forward God has

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Jesus: the Cure for the Pandemic of Sin

by Ron Sellers During a pandemic there is no less urgency in obeying the Great Commission or in responding to God’s call to salvation. Today several of us rejoiced when a precious couple confessed their faith and were baptized into Christ. Health considerations and nearness to the Medical Center made Impact ideal for the occasion.

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On the Line of Pain

by Carlos Ingles The Impact Resource Center has not stopped despite the pandemic. The team of God’s servants has been fantastic, very brave and dedicated. In fact, as everyone knows, the number of people who have come looking for food has increased. Lately, I have had the privilege of visiting early in the morning with

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Simple Acts of Kindness

by Tyler Lemmons I have enjoyed the last few months of ‘weird mentoring’ during the pandemic. It has been a pleasant surprise how well everyone has adjusted to meeting outdoors, and I’ve appreciated everyone’s great attitude as we are still not back to ‘normal’. We have all been affected by Covid in one way or

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8th Grade Farewell Trip

by Geremy Varner A couple of weekends ago Sydney and I had the amazing opportunity to take seventeen 8th graders to Camp of the Hills for their farewell trip before they moved up to high school. It was a blast, we loved getting to do some things we don’t normally get to do in Houston

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