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Flood Relief - A Call to Action

 
Photo: Tamir Kalifa, Austin Statesman 
 

In the past 48 hours, flooding of the Blanco River has caused extensive damage in our area. A thousand people are in shelters as of yesterday. At least 400 homes in San Marcos and Wimberley were destroyed, and many more are damaged. With more rain falling and thousands of homes without power, the suffering continues for our neighbors.

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Blanco River Runs Roughshod

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Posted by Justin Lopez

Meet Trayvon

Ten-year-old Trayvon has been part of RBI Austin since last fall as a participant in RBI Afterschool at Oak Springs Elementary. Early on, Trayvon was identified as a student who was a natural athlete and leader in the program, but also as a kid who did not trust men nor respect authority.
 
This past summer, Trayvon played on a Jr. RBI Summer League team and had consistent men in his life for maybe the first time ever. The Lord began to use those relationships to grow Trayvon in ways only...
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We like to say that SWITCH is a camp, a mission trip, and a conference all in one.

Churches from all over Texas and surrounding states bring their students to Austin to spend a week serving the marginalized and learning more about Jesus.
 
This year almost 450 students attended our June and July camps. Throughout these two weeks, students served with our non-profit partners in the city and made a tremendous impact with each of them. Youth pastors believed serving with this organization “made the issue more real to the students, which led them to have a passion for an...
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Meet Elias & Hope

This Christmas, Elias and Hope made the decision that they were going to trust God and bring another child into their home from the foster care system.
 
Years ago the Robles knew that they both felt that the Lord was calling them to foster and adopt, possibly even forgoing having biological children of their own. Their first two children, Kristina 15, and Christian 12, now adopted, had spent most their lives going back and forth living in foster care and children’s shelters until they...
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Posted by Justin Lopez