People Over Projects
on February 24th, 2021
On our last day, it was Mike, another homeowner, who impacted me most. I was able to sit alone with him as he shared his hurricane story -- something I sensed he doesn’t talk about much but needed to. He shared how he and his wife huddled together for hours as the walls and roof shook and groaned all around them. He recalled at the worst point when the ceilings were falling in on them thinking “this was it” and as he said it, he had to look away and was quiet a long moment. In that moment, I better understood what Pastor Chris Hall had been telling us. Disaster recovery is about the people more than the houses and the clean-up.
A Jehovah's Witness Finds Jesus
on February 9th, 2021
I was a child so full of fear, anxiety, and deep sadness. No matter how many hours I went door to door preaching, no matter how many magazines I gave out, no matter what I did, I felt it was never enough, that no amount of my feeble efforts or works was ever enough for me to know I had God's favor and would be spared through Armageddon.
Concerned With What Others Might Think
on February 2nd, 2021
Throughout my teen years, I felt guilty every time baptism came up. I knew in my heart I was being disobedient. But the more years that passed, the more embarrassed I became. I was a leader in our youth group. If I was baptized now, people might think I had been faking my salvation all these years! Pride can make simple things difficult.
on January 20th, 2021
ESL at Houston Northwest Church launches on February 9! This practical ministry will allow HNW to serve our neighbors from all over the world. Currently 34 students representing 9 countries will join HNW as ESL students. We expect to see this number grow as momentum builds in the community. Support is needed as this ministry continues to grow. The major need is prayer for the students and teachers ...
Ministry Partner Spotlight: New Life Adoptions
on January 14th, 2021
Ministry Partner Spotlight: New Life AdoptionsIn the United States alone, 50% of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion. For 48%, the decision is made for parenting or allowing a family member to raise the child. Only 2% of unplanned pregnancies end in adoption.New Life Adoptions, one of Houston Northwest Church's ministry partners, exists to come alongside a life that has been shattered by the new...
Big Give Offering Exceeds Goal
on January 7th, 2021
In a year of unknowns, one thing remained the same: your desire to share the love and joy of Christ through your generosity. A shining example is the 2020 Big Give. This past Christmas Eve you gave $102,459 - over and above the goal! The plan was simple – bless others in the same way God has blessed us. Funds from this offering will be given to churches in the Lake Charles area and to the Internat...