Differencemakers Stories

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Ready for Takeoff

Houston’s First member Blake Palmer’s childhood fascination for constructing model airplanes laid…

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Relationship Rx

What could be better than getting back to nature, spending a weekend in the great outdoors to relax,…

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We Said Yes

Since opening its doors in 2008, the Faith Center on Long Point Road in Spring Branch has provided for many…

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Handmade Hope

It’s a story seldom heard over the airwaves: Preteens giving 60-70 hours of their time…

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‘Til Death Do Us Part

Are divorce rates the same for Christians and non-Christians? Statistics cited in the media for years would lead you to think so…

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Meant to Be

Kelley Porter has always opened her heart — and her home — to children who needed love, guidance and a place to stay…

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Waiting In Hope

When Kelley and Justin Ramsey failed to have a child after more than a year into their “baby-making journey,” they were surprised…

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Finding Common Ground

“There’s just something different about the ladies at Houston’s First,” said Anna Hasselbring, who joined the church in 2004. She initially…

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Giving Back

Remembering where we have been, seeing a need and taking action is what it takes for God to use our unique talents for His Kingdom…

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All the Nations

Abby Leija-Cardenas has spent more than one quarter of her life being the hands and feet of Jesus. She’s only 17, but her mother began…

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Just Like Me

The sun wouldn’t be up for hours, but with no other place to turn for help, 16-year old Douglas Roberts, his mom and two younger brothers…

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Coming Full Circle

Sleeping on a mattress on the floor hoping the cockroaches wouldn’t climb in bed with her — that’s what Karina Bazaldua remembers about…

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Houston 1:8 Changes Lives

‘Giving back’ had always been a regular practice for Joe and Linda Caponigro, but not until the couple moved from Atlanta and paid a visit…

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His Heart Language

Houston’s First Spanish Campus officially opened its doors on April 12, 2015. For Campus Pastor Juan Alaniz, it is a call from God that brings…

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