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National Day of Prayer

As you may be aware, the National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. It’s a day for personal repentance and prayer, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s... Read More »
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The Day that Changed the World

As we prepare to celebrate Easter, the day that changed the world, I am reminded of the many individuals and families whose lives have been changed at the Star of Hope thanks to the support of friends like you! This essential message of change is what we share every day with all those who come to the Star of Hope in need. Finding new life and faith in Jesus Christ is a core goal of Star of Hope’s... Read More »
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The Beauty of Metamorphosis

The beautiful butterfly develops through a process of metamorphosis, which is a Greek word meaning transformation. After the egg is laid on plants, a caterpillar hatches. As the caterpillar grows and is fully grown, it transforms into a pupa protected inside a cocoon. The cocoon may look like much of nothing, but changes are happening on the inside of this cocoon! After a while, transformation... Read More »
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Second Chances

Have you ever wanted a second chance in life? Have you ever been given a fresh start? For those who are in Christ this is all too familiar since God has made us brand new creatures altogether. The Word of God says, “Behold, the fresh and new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). You’ve got to admit, that is GOOD NEWS! One of my favorite scriptures that I share with all the new clients coming into the Ge... Read More »
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Our Father’s Love

Reflecting back on the day set aside to acknowledge those you love, I can’t help but to think about the love God shows for His children. His word says that He so loved us that He sacrificed His only Son so that we could live with Him forever. There is truly no greater love than that. Wouldn’t you agree? When we accept God’s love and make the decision to trust in Christ, we are then adopted into... Read More »
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Thank You!

What a great evening at the “Made to Thrive” Star of Hope Annual Banquet last night! Thank you so much to all of our friends who were able to be with us as we celebrated Star of Hope’s past, considered its present and introduced its future. If you were one of our friends who was not able to be there, we missed you!  Star of Hope, and all those we serve, would not be able to THRIVE as God intended... Read More »
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Things that I pray for

I am super excited to share my experiences with you and I pray that while reading them you will be blessed and encouraged by the testimonies and stories. God is preparing and blessing us here at Star of Hope and we have kicked off the New Year with a new season of life and beginnings. I have the awesome privilege of working for two programs called New Life and Genesis! Both programs provide a... Read More »
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GLOWING

GLOWING: Glorifying the Lord through Obedience and Worship in New life & Genesis I started serving at the Star of Hope Women and Family Emergency Shelter at the end of 2012 as an Activities Coordinator and transitioned into a Children’s Minister. I now work as the Therapeutic Case Manager for the New Life and Genesis Programs at Star of Hope's Transitional Living Center. I enjoy serving and I am... Read More »
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Finding Hope in the Aisles of a Grocery Store

Just after the holidays, I was on my way home from work one evening and decided to stop by the grocery store to grab a few things for dinner. This was my typical, yet dreaded, routine as the hustle and bustle of shoppers at 5pm does not yield the most desirable shopping experience. With grocery list in hand and a focused mindset, I was determined to maneuver quickly through the aisles, pay, then... Read More »
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Running for a Reason

Today I ran my fifth Chevron Houston Marathon. I have been a runner off and on for the past 12 years and have done several different types of events … marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5ks and relays. But in all those years, today was the first time I ever cried when I crossed the finish line. I didn’t cry because I had had my best marathon finish ever, finally achieving that long coveted sub-5... Read More »
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Christmas Peace at Star of Hope

Christmas is almost here, and the past two months have been no exception to what is always the busiest time of the year at Star of Hope! We now are serving 1,200 men, women and children each day, two-thirds of these are women and children. We anticipate serving 45,000 meals in the month of December alone. Already, we’ve had many wonderful Christmas activities including our Adopt-a-Family program,... Read More »
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Thanking God for you!

As I look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this week with my family, I am ever mindful of the individuals and families who will be celebrating Thanksgiving at the Star of Hope. This is where they will share a hot meal, have a place to sleep for the night and feel safe. I am so thankful Star of Hope is able to be here for them thanks to YOUR support and generosity. Thanksgiving is a time when we... Read More »
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Why I Love Working for Star of Hope!

My position at Star of Hope allows me to not only see the full scope of the care and services we offer our clients, but I have the privilege of sharing the neat stories I come across, with you, through the mail. Whether it’s a client who has overcome addiction through the New Hope Recovery Program, a volunteer group who donated stuffed animals for the children, or a Circle of Hope member... Read More »
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Why I joined the Circle of Hope

We are grateful for friends like you who give to help the hungry and homeless of Houston with Star of Hope Mission. Many of our supporters want to take the next step and make an even greater difference. They belong to our Circle of Hope because they have made a monthly commitment to support our mission. This is why: “I know that life often presents obstacles which are very difficult to deal with.... Read More »
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Benefit Star of Hope just by Christmas shopping!

As you prepare for a season of gift giving in the coming months, do you know you can help the hungry and homeless at Star of Hope at no cost to you? AmazonSmile and iGive are two simple, automatic ways to support Star of Hope just by shopping. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the... Read More »
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Star of Hope: Top Houston Workplace

In September I completed my 6th year as the CEO of Star of Hope Mission, and I am still humbled every day by the lives that are transformed here through the power of God’s love! The Lord has helped us create an environment where our employees, in their own way and with their own special skills, can be His instruments of life change every day. This past Sunday the Star of Hope was named to The... Read More »
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Letting our light shine

Star of Hope Mission’s Light of Hope Festivals bring our expertise of 107 years of service -- including community partners, referrals, services, and entertainment -- OUT into the communities around Houston. We began the Light of Hope Festivals in January 2013 and to date we have had 4 successful events empowering neighborhoods from the north, south and east side of Houston. For years, Star of Hope... Read More »
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How does Star of Hope take hope to the streets?

At Star of Hope we work diligently to help individuals get off the streets and into life-changing programs so they can begin a new life and become independent, contributing members of society once again. One way we do this is through Star of Hope’s Extended Services and our Outreach ministry. Last Friday night, 82 volunteers, along with staff and partner ministries joined together for our 2nd... Read More »
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Smiles, Hugs and HOPE!

Your help was invaluable in making our 2nd annual Takin' Hope to the Streets a night where lives were changed and souls were saved!!! 91 men and women were prayed for, 89 received the word of God, 3 women were taken to Star of Hope's Women & Family Emergency Shelter, and 500 sack lunches were distributed. The compassion that was shown by the volunteers, staff and community partners was electric!... Read More »
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Taking Hope and Encouragement to the Streets

Takin’ Hope to the Streets has been an awesome experience both this year and last. It’s a joy and privilege to work alongside amazing brothers and sisters in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to share the love of God to those in need on the streets of our city. “… Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, the lame … Go out to... Read More »
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