In Memory of John Burris

by Ron Sellers “No  family!  No  friends!”  bemoaned  a  despondent  John  some  15+  years  ago.  Hope  escaped  him.  Sadness  enveloped  him.  But Jesus  changed  him.  Certain circumstances  and  challenges  did  not  change  but  in  Christ  he  learned  to  cope.  This  church  and a few others walked alongside him. Joining the Sunday morning Greeting Team and

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Helping Those Who Help Others – Pt 2

by Leslie Salinas Working at the Arms of Hope Family Outreach Center at Impact provides us with blessings daily, but recently being able to hear and be a part of the story of a young woman named Carla has been absolutely priceless. Ms. Carla is only 20 years old but has been the head of

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Helping Those who Help Others

by Leslie Salinas A Great Example Meet Ms. Sheretta Parks, a mother of 3 and grandmother of 5. Ms. Sheretta’s story is beautiful and hard not to share. Ms. Sheretta became very ill and had to stop working for several weeks. She suffers from MRSA, diabetes, and gets blood clots in her arm (little mobility

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Let’s Celebrate a Victory!

by Carlos Ingles Each  year  the  Hispanic  Churches  of  Christ  in  Houston  have  an  event called  the  Gulf  Coast  Bible  Conference.    A  part  of  the  conference  is  a  Bible  bowl,  when  a  book  or  several  chapters  of  a  book  are  chosen  to  test participants’ biblical knowledge. This year was a very difficult book:  Numbers, from

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My Hero and Partner

by Carlos Ingles To  share  the  gospel  you  need  to  speak  without  fear,  which  is  what  Margarita  does.  I  have  been  blessed  recently  with  the  company  of  this  sister,  who  is  82  years  old  but  whose  evangelistic  spirit  is  young.  She  is  very active, eloquent, and sharp-minded, and a true hero of the faith. She

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Graduations Everywhere!

by Marilyn Flores Calvin Balca and Jose Zezatti have graduated from the Work Faith Connections Program!  Calvin and Jose,  who  also  graduated  from  our  Life  House  recently,  are  the  first  participants of the Life House to go through the 8-day job search workshop successfully.   They   had   to   apply,   participate   in   the   selection   interview   process,  and 

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Health Challenge

by Marilyn Flores One  of  the  primary  goals  of  our  Impact  Resource  Center  and  Arms  of  Hope partnership is use our existing ministries to springboard into deeper and  more  transformative  relationships  with  families.  The  month  of  May  was a great example of that and hopefully something we can also build on. We  used  our  Health 

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Consider God’s Handiwork

By Paul Woodward Life is mysterious. As a man of faith, I have felt the hand of God too many times to discount its existence. Too many times I have seen an outcome in someone’s life that utterly defies their circumstances – those times especially convince me there is more to life than meets the

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Self Images

by Tyler Lemmons I would like to share one of my favorite memories from the recently completed year 6 of Impact Mentoring. One week, through the suggestion of one  of  our  mentors,  we  had  a  creative  project  in  which  all  the  pairs  participated. The theme of the lesson was evaluating what type of image we

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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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