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In 2015 a brave pastor in Friendswood, Pastor Rick Baldwin, felt the Lord leading him and his church to start a satellite of LHM to reach the Houston area. After years of prayers and lots of soul searching, the dream of LHM Houston's time had come, but the key to its success was finding a suitable leader. Where God leads, He provides.  Through lots of prayer and searching, the Lord led us to a gifted couple, Rev. Chris and Jen Ward, who had years of ministry experience in both the local church and the mission field and were actually serving as missionaries in Haiti. By God's grace, they sensed a call of the Lord to do this very counter-cultural ministry, accepted the invitation to lead, and as they say, the rest is history! 

Over the past six years, Chris and Jen have built an incredible ministry in Houston.  They have loved folks well and continually pointed them to the freedom that is found only in Christ. They have successfully mentored and invested in dozens of families and individuals and have seen God move in remarkable and miraculous ways. They have been invited into churches, schools, and organizations to share what they have gleaned from their years of training with LHM and their personal study and involvement with those to whom they minister. They have demonstrated integrity and compassion and earned the respect and skills necessary to help those seeking sexual and relational wholeness through a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. 

As our cultural climate continues to change and as LHM is committed to effectively and redemptively communicating the Gospel's message of freedom through identity in Christ, we felt the time had come to launch LH Houston as a separate ministry reaching greater Houston with a message of hope and change through Jesus Christ.



We are honored, humbled, and excited to announce the launch of LIFT (Living In Freedom and Truth) Ministry. They will continue to be a sister ministry to LHM, and function as a nondenominational ministry, but will operate as a separate ministry under the spiritual covering of The Harbor Church. We are so excited to see the creative ways in which this new ministry will reach the greater Houston community.

Please join us in praying for and supporting LIFT and Chris and Jen as they give leadership to this critical ministry.  Those who are attending will notice little change as they will continue to offer support groups for men, women, and friends and family of those impacted by same-sex attractions. 

Despite COVID, LHM Travels The World to Share Hope in Christ

Bruno and Giselle Borges returned to their homeland and had the honor of speaking in conferences for adults in Rio, Pernambuco, and Santa Catarina, and a youth conference in Rio in March and April. 
Ricky Chelette spoke at Inglesia Emmanuel in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, last week for a three-day conference for youth, church leaders, and the two services on Sunday morning. Pastor Gerson Santiago wrote, "There are not enough words to say how grateful we are. Your knowledge, the revelation from God, and your passion for Jesus really made an impact."

 

Will you join us? 


We are now offering a hybrid of in-person and online support groups alternating every other week. The first and third weeks will be in-person at our Texas locations, and the second and fourth weeks will be online, in Zoom meetings.

If you would like to be involved in our online or in-person meetings, please contact us to set up an intake interview with one of our staff. If you have been through an intake and it has been more than six months since you have participated in the group, please contact us to rejoin the support groups. We would be honored to serve you in any way that we can as together, we journey towards Christ and embrace our redeemed identity in Him. 

We have had a tremendous response to both in-person and online zoom support meetings. If you need help, we are here.  You are not alone!

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Your prayers are vital to the work the Lord is doing at Living Hope Ministries!
Please join us in praying for the launch of LIFT and protection for the increasing push-back against LIFT and LHM as we seek to share the gospel and its power to transform lives. 
  • Pray for LIFT, its leaders, and participants that they would be protected from attacks from the culture and Chris and Jen Ward as they give leadership to this new ministry. 
  • Pray for LHM, its leaders, and participants as they stand against the increasingly negative narrative from the culture regarding the redemptive and transformational work we do.
  • Pray for those who seek to malign and attack LHM and ministries like ours that the Lord would overwhelm their hearts with HIs great love and call them to repentance and new life in HIm.
 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." 
John 16:33
Living Hope continues to offer confidential, free, weekly, peer-led, support groups for men, women, friends and family, and wives of men with relational struggles, as well as online support forums. If you are interested in participating in these weekly groups, please contact us to get connected. We would be honored to serve you.
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