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LA Trip Thursday

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Today was a free day to process what we’ve learned. We ate breakfast in a comfortable coffee shop filled with successful-looking people. There seems to be an unspoken understanding here that, no matter how close you stand or sit next to a stranger, you sort of act like they’re not...

LA Trip Wednesday

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  On Wednesday we visited the Union Rescue Mission in downtown LA. This huge mission has been in operation since 1891. In the beginning, they utilized a “Gospel Wagon” to ride around picking up any who were willing to receive help. Some think that this is the origin of the...

LA Trip Tuesday

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We arrived in Los Angeles yesterday to a balmy day that quickly got super hot. It's two hours earlier here, so we got to eat breakfast twice which was fun! The guy sitting next to me on the plane described LA as a zoo. Houston is a huge city, but LA feels like chaos...sensory overload. Super...

Thoughts from Africa: Kyle Wilson

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So you’re ready to come to Africa?! Here’s what you need to expect.  Heart-wrenching stories of women and children being raped. Sobering relationships developed with children, 9-12 years olds living as the head of their household and caring for younger...

2018 Thailand Report

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Every time I go to Thailand I’m struck by both the kindness and hospitality of the local people mixed with the incredibly challenging environment for Christians and churches to operate and thrive. Most pie charts that depict the statistics of religious groups in the country look remarkably...

Grief Share

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Grief Share Provides Hope for the Future   During the past one and one-half years, UBC has hosted three Grief Share support groups with a combined total of forty-six participants. Gordon Williams, whose wife, Diane, passed away in October 2015 and Cathey Leonard, whose husband, Bob...

Kyle's Sabbatical

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I have a problem with carrying burdens. Not just my burden, but burdens that belong to others. This is especially true for those around me I feel a responsibility towards, even if I may not be directly responsible for them. Because of that, my sabbatical could not have come at a better...

FOCUS! A look at Jan–Apr 2018

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Be inspired as you learn of recent transformations happening through each ministry, and be moved to act after a sneak peek into what’s to come! Get your Focus! in the Connection Café, view in the UBC Houston app, or download it online today. Download the latest Focus...

New Serving Opportunity: The Mercy Tree

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New serving opportunity for people who like to share their cooking with others! UBC has taken on the extra responsibility of providing a meal for clients of The Mercy Tree one Wednesday per month at Clear Lake Church of Christ located on El Dorado. This serving opportunity is in addition to...