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“…if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
James 2:14-17, are the scriptures that spoke to Aaron and Jean Delph to establish Impact With God Crusades, Inc. (IMPACT) in 1958. Their lives were dedicated to helping families in crisis through evangelism, crusades, counseling and community outreach regardless of religion, race or ethnic background. In 1981, Linda A. Greene (daughter of Aaron and Jean Delph) became the President of Impact with God Crusades, Inc.
International Services of Hope (ISOH) submitted their Articles of Incorporation in 1982 with Fred Dieter, as one of the original trustees. Fred Dieter was a member of the Waterville, OH Rotary Club and a founding member of the Rotary’s MESA program. ISOH was created as an international organization dedicated to reaching families living in poverty throughout Haiti and Guatemala with shipments of food and clothing. As such, ISOH prepared MESA’s earliest shipments abroad.
Due to their outstanding reputation in the field of missions, Linda and her husband Stan were asked and subsequently accepted the position of administrators for International Services of Hope.
In 1998, International Services of Hope, Inc. was combines with the ministry of Impact With God Crusades, Inc., thus creating ISOH/IMPACT, designed to be the focal point of a new and broader framework for community organization and child advocacy. Since then, ISOH/IMPACT has been engaged in community education, advocacy, resource development, and community organizing, striving to improve the lives of children both here at home and across the globe.
The Children’s LightHouse (a ministry of ISOH/IMPACT) was opened October 1, 2000 in Perrysburg, Ohio. This facility was generously donated by a local foundation to assist children and/or their families who are at risk or in a crisis situation.