". . . and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.“ Hebrews 12:1
Happy New Year! I love the story about the woodpecker that one day was doing his normal thing, pecking on trees, when a thunder storm developed and lighting began to strike. Fretting for his life the bird hid in a tree. All of a sudden, a bolt of lightning struck the tree splitting it in half. When the storm had passed the bird went to survey the damage and was astonished. He then flew to gather his friends to show them the tree and with excitement he said, “Look what I just did!”
Yes, an extraordinary feat for an ordinary bird. City Impact is made up of the ordinary. Ordinary men and women who serve in the capacity of board members, staff and volunteers. What I find so amazing is that God chooses to use the ordinary to achieve extraordinary feats for His kingdom. I once was told, “When we stop making resolutions, we stop loving God. When we stop breaking resolutions, we stop needing God.” So, what can we lose? Let’s make some big goals for our personal lives, let’s reach for the stars regarding what we want to see happen in our families and our community, let’s expect miracles in the lives that we impact daily. Together let’s dream big for the ministry of City Impact because we serve a BIG God.
This year, City Impact is celebrating our 25th Anniversary. I am setting higher goals and I am adding them to the list I didn’t finish last year. I am going to dream bigger dreams and envision that more children, youth and families will experience Christ’s love through City Impact and our partners. Will you join me making some big resolutions for God? Really, what can we lose?
Because of Him,
Betty Alvarez Ham
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City Impact’s 25th Anniversary is coming in 2020 watch for celebration updates!