Follow Us:As with all the other classes at Life Bridge, this 2015 spring session of sewing had an increase in participants as well as nationalities represented. There is something magical about seeing God creating masterpieces of new friendships crossing cultural boundaries as participants learn to create. We have many returning students and have started a new advanced class in partnership with one of River City Hope Street’s Simple Church refugee ministries.  We are excited to learn more about each other despite language barriers… it seems sewing is a global language that closes cultural gaps. Our returning participants are learning new things as well as volunteeringRead More →

Follow Us:I received an email from my dear friend Annie Fanslow this morning.  Annie is one of the sewing instructors at Life Bridge Job Corps.  I have watched God do amazing things in Annie’s life.  She took ESL classes at Hill Country Bible Church and she and her daughter Fair were mentored by several HCBC members.  I first met Annie while working with her as a direct care attendant and then through hiring her late first husband to do some work for another of my employers. Her husband accepted Christ about a year before passing as a result of her prayers and those of her friends andRead More →

Follow Us:We are delighted to share this email from one of our participants, Judy, who is an office manager. “Thank you for providing a wonderful place for people to come for training.  I have already learned things on the computer that I never knew — on my second day of class! The people are awesome.  I can see why you enjoy working there.  Its a place of peace and calm.   I don’t know if you know this or not, but Texas Workforce no longer does any computer classes, nor does the public library, at least not here in Bastrop. You have to do everything byRead More →

Follow Us: We invite you to join us during Amplify Austin’s 24-hours of giving (from 6:00 p.m. on March 5, through 6:00 p.m. on March 6). If you’d like, you can even pre-schedule your donation via the “give” link below. Your donation will assist us in trying to end the cycle of poverty through our job-readiness programs, apartment ministries, outreach to at-risk kids and refugees, and community gardens. We appreciate your willingness to help us serve those in poverty who are striving to be better providers for their families and are working hard to improve their job skills in our faith-based environment. Be sure to check out our photos and videosRead More →

Follow Us:Two of Hope Street’s ministries, Life Bridge Job Corps and Hope Street Market, are joining forces this session to create earning potential for participants and local Austin refugees.   Last session Life Bride Job Corps offered FREE beginner sewing classes to participants and the classes were well received.  They started with the basics in sewing terminology and became comfortable operating a sewing machine, then they were off and running! Students completed a few projects such as green bags from old t-shirts, small decorative pillows for their own children and an apron made from a pattern.             This session Life Bridge will offerRead More →

Follow Us:Magic Happens at the Lunch Table     As beneficial as all the classes offered by Life Bridge Job Corps are in helping our participants improve their ability to get better jobs the real magic happens over a good meal.  Volunteers and participants develop long lasting friendships, prayer and mentorship opportunities as well as accountability and spiritual growth while enjoying a good meal.  The blessings of building these relationships would not have been possible without the people who volunteered to prepare, purchase or buy ingredients for the meals we served to our participants. If you would like to volunteer to make a lunch orRead More →

Follow Us:  SAVE THE DATE! River City Hope Street is a part of Amplify Austin for the largest one day of giving in the city’s history!  Coming March 5-6, YOU can help every part of RCHS by giving on the Amplify site.  Many non-profits will be asking for help during this campaign known as “I Live Here, I Give Here.”  Please support us as we “help people help themselves” through Life Bridge Job Corps, Hope Street Market, Grow Together Gardens and Simple Churches. If you have a heart for helping people in need through any of our ministries, please share our posts, add links to your website or consider runningRead More →

Follow Us:by Kathy Glover “And we are walking.. and we are walking… and we are stopping.” It may not be the movie Dave or a tour of the Capital, but you are welcome to join a guided journey around Life Bridge on WED. JAN 21 at 2 pm for the LBJC Intro Tour 101. To sign up for the tour, send an email to  To request another date and time, send an email.  Hope to see.  Let’s keep walking….Read More →

Follow Us:Calling Entrepreneurs and Non-profits! Life Bridge Twin Lakes is hosting a hands on social media workshop to help start up businesses and non-profits set up their business facebook pages.  Hands on means we will help you get your page set up and teach you how to fill your page with posts and pics as well as set up your smart phones to stay on top of interest in your businesses and non-profits. There is no charge for the workshop.  Workshop is on January 12th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM upstairs in the computer lab. Bring pics and logos as well as a missionRead More →