THREE COUNTRY PROJECT
VENEZUELA, EL SALVADOR, NICARAGUA
Please pray for travel mercies for Samuel, Ester, and Julieth for their traveles this month to three countries and that this will result in hundreds of children having the Icthus ministry. There are so many children in great need in these countries. Ministry to give them hope and develop Christian character will make a huge difference.
Pray also for the funds needed to cover the trip costs and the work in the next 3 months. Praise the Lord, an Icthus Amiga has pledged a $1,000 matching challenge! She wants to encourage others like you to help. To meet this challenge and provide Icthus to more children, would you be able to help?
Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $200 or more will make a big difference.
October Multiplication of Talents Campaign
Multiply ministry for kids by 3 times with your matching gift this month! During October, country teams in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua will be raising funds for Icthus. $30 X 3 = $90 $50 X 3 = $150 $75 X3 = $225 $100 X 3 = $300
55th BIRTHDY CELEBRATION
Would you consider how many kids you can give the birthday gift of Icthus to?
Your birthday gift will help children have character building meetings and activities for 6 months - through the rest of the year.
$15 = 2 Kids will have Icthus until 2020 $30 = 4 Kids will have Icthus
$45 = 6 Kids will have Icthus $75 = ½ Group (groups average 15-20 kids)
The best way to celebrate the 55th year is to help more kids have Icthus.
TRAIN ICTHUS LEADERS
Because of the growth of Icthus there’s a critical need for funds to train guides. Icthus country teams struggle to raise the funds needed to provide training because many of the guides and churches are poor. Scholarships make a big difference. The average cost of a scholarship is just $15 for one guide.
1 guide=$15 4 guides=$60 8 guides=$120 10 guides=$150
14 guides=$210 16 guides=$240 20 guides=$300 40 guides=$600
HELP KIDS HAVE A YEAR OF ICTHUS
The kids you help will have activities and meetings for one year so they can learn to love God, love their neighbors, and love themselves.
A whole year of Icthus ministry is just $15 for one child.
Two children=$30 Three children=$45 Four children=$60 Five children=$75
Help kids have Icthus by giving monthly. Setting up automatic donations through your bank or online makes it easy. Monthly donors are called Padrinos - an endearing Spanish term for God Parent or Sponsor.
A Padrino helps monthly so kids can have the Icthus ministry all year.
Two-thirds Group=$20/mon One Group=$25/mon 1 and 1/5 Groups = $30
Two Groups=$50/mon Three Groups=$75/mon Four Groups=$100/mon
Your bank can arrange to send monthly donation automatically or you can set up automatic online monthly giving.
For more information about online monthly gifts click here.
If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation you may find it convenient to donate in this way. Please check with your financial institution.
You may also donate directly by:
Credit Card: Call the International office to make a credit card donation.
Check: Send a check made out to "Icthus" and mailed to:
PO Box 306
Lake Forest CA 92609
Gifts to Icthus are tax deductible as per IRS regulations.
To view the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA) report on Icthus click here.
To see the ECFA 7 Standards of Responsible Stewardship click here.
What Icthus Amigos say:
"Icthus makes a difference in the lives of kids."
"When children's behavior and outlook on life changes for good, parents are drawn to find out the reason. Countless families have committed their lives to Christ through Icthus in many different countries. Now it is starting in Africa and soon we may see it spread all over the world.
Truly a vision of God."
"Icthus is changing kids' lives and their families all over the world! God is using this ministry in amazing ways. Join in and help with your donations to touch even more lives!!!"
"Icthus is a complete discipleship program for Kids. Many have grown into leadership in Icthus and their community . It is truly God inspired and continues to be blessed by Him."
Click HERE to learn how to leave a Legacy Gift to Icthus.