• Nearly 25% of children in states like Texas and California live in poverty!
  • After Hurricane Katrina, thousands of the poorest Gulf Coast families will call Texas home, most without long term housing solutions. Hurricane Ike will compound the need.
  • 40 Million Americans live in poverty, a disproportionate large number are young children under age six.
  • Poverty may be the greatest disability found in American children.
  • Children in Poverty suffer from impaired cognitive & linguistic development, poorer health, abuse, low self-esteem, anti-social behavior, psychological distress, homelessness, low eductional attainment, poor job skills, unemployment, and are more likely to become disabled as adults with poorer health than the rest of society.

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The Cornerstone

Philippians 4:13 ----- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.

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