With fall around the corner, it’s a great time to reflect at Lubbock Impact. Throughout the summer we had the opportunity to invest in participants in richer and deeper relationships. We hosted several family nights of bingo, movies, pool parties at the Seahorse, and make-your-own pizza events. Families laughed together, learned communication skills, and built positive memories. We hosted a children’s camp each week that provided lessons in music, art, cooking, science, and hope in Jesus. The halls were filled with laughter, joy, and lots of great artwork! Several churches put on these camps and helped lead four children praying to receive Christ.
The Community Meal on Wednesdays continues to provide a place for food and fellowship. The food/hygiene pantry has seen an increase in participants due to inflation. Several enrichment classes will be offered through partnering community agencies such as parenting, legal aid, GED, and more.
Recently, families who participate in the programs have been asking how they can give back. A family of five chose to come every week this summer to help sort clothing. Serving gives individuals so much pride and joy in giving back to fellow participants.
I am excited about the changing of seasons, not only outside, but also in the hearts of the participants at Lubbock Impact. “For everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven,” Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds me that seasons pass, and a purpose is fulfilled. No circumstance in our lives can God not bring newness and also closure to what we thought would never end. So many participants we serve feel the hopelessness of this world and I am grateful for the opportunities we get to share the hope of a new season in Christ.
Thank you for your investment in the ministry of serving the working poor in Lubbock. You are making a physical and eternal investment.