Matching Gift Challenge Deadline December 31st Midnight.
Matching Gift Challenge Deadline December 31st Midnight.
Preparing Young People Christian Service and Leadership
Preparing Young People Christian Service and Leadership

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.  When you give $1 you will encourage a country team to raise a $2 and the result will be $3 for ministry for kids in that country.   $30 X 3 = $90     $50 X 3 = $150     $75 X3 = $225     $100 X 3 = $300     

Other Ways to Help

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.  

CAMPERSHIPS  - Help a poor kid to have camp experience to help him grow.

 

Campership for One kid =$25     Camperships for 2 kids = $50  

Camperships for 3 kids=$75        Camperships for 4 kids =$100

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  

START A NEW GROUP - Help start groups in more towns in Latin America.  The average cost to start a new group is $150. Once started they can last for years.

     

$50=1/3 of a group     $100=2/3 of a group    $150=one group           $300=two groups

YOU CAN DESIGNATE WHERE TO HELP CHILDREN:   

You can write in the Project, Country, or Icthus leader you would like to designate your gift for.

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    

          Automatic Monthly Gifts

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. 

 Give a Legacy Gift

(DAF) Gifts from your Donor Advised Fund

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.

             Give by Mail or Phone

You may also donate directly by:

 

Credit Card: Call the International office to make a credit card donation. 

(949) 652-5007

 

Check:  Send a check made out to "Icthus" and mailed to:

Icthus International

PO Box 306

Lake Forest CA 92609

 

Icthus is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and an ECFA Member

 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."   

                                - Marion

 

"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."   

                                - Baukien

"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!!!" 

                               - Charlotte

"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." 

                                   - Pep

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