Preparing Young People for Christian Service and Leadership
Preparing Young People for Christian Service and Leadership

HAPPY 57 ICTHUS' BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday, Amigo!

 

       Because you’ve been a part of Icthus I consider this your 57th Birthday, too.

 

        Knowing of your interest in helping young people, I’m excited to share some news with you!  Four Icthus Amigos have pledged to match all donations up to $4,000.  Would you help reach part of this match to help children and families? 

 

        It’s a miracle that Icthus has kept going for 57 years.  I’m amazed at what the Lord has done through Amigos like you and leaders in Latin America.  Over 120,000 young people have been helped!  How many more can we help?

 

        This birthday match is a great opportunity to help more.  If you give $35 it will be matched and equal $70.  Twice as many children & families will receive help. 

 

        Guidance and healthy activities are essential for the sound development of all children.   However, most children in Latin America don’t have programs like this because they live in poor communities.  Icthus would make a big difference to them. 

 

Your Icthus birthday gift will help provide a Christian club-type program with:

  • Caring trained leaders to provide fun, fellowship, and learning.
  • Weekly Icthus at Home materials and videos for children.
  • Encouragement to love the Lord and their neighbor as themselves.

 

        Your gift will also help to strengthen their families and communities. You’ll also help to provide compassionate aid for the children of families suffering from poverty aggravated by Covid-19.  In the last few months, the pandemic has gotten significantly worse throughout Latin America.

 

        Tuesday, July 20th is the official date when Icthus began in 1964.  It’s also the DEADLINE for your gift to be matched up to $4,000. 

 

          Imagine the difference you will make in the life of a little girl or boy in a poor barrio by helping them have Icthus.  You’ll encourage them to follow Christ and develop solid Christian character that will help them their whole lives.

 Thank you and Happy Icthus Birthday,

                                         

Don Weisbrod

 

PS:   Please join me in going beyond the birthday match to help kids & families.  Help today before the deadline of July 20th.

 

Children are Hungry for Love in Guatemala 

By Luis Yon

 

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Guatemala to visit Icthus groups.  I was saddened to see so many kids in the streets with nothing to do.  They are hungry for God’s love; they need Icthus!  

 

Victor is an example.  He’s a 12-year-old boy from El Jute, a small village in Guatemala.  His father is an alcoholic, and his mother left them.  As a result, Victor spends his days alone in the streets.

 

I met Victor during my trip when I visited the Icthus group at El Jute.  During the meeting, he stayed by himself and looked upset. “They don’t like me… and I’m hungry,” Victor shared with me.

Guatemala: Victor (right) a 12-year-old boy from the street, sits by himself at the Icthus group. He came looking for a snack.

Victor came to the group for a snack.  To his surprise, he found a loving family in Icthus.  The guides welcomed him, Icthus kids played with him, and we prayed for him. Victor’s upset face was gone, and he finally showed his beautiful smile.

 

Victor came hungry for food and love, and he found both that day!   The gifts of amigos, like you, make it possible for kids like Victor to experience God’s love.

 

Luis (wearing a hat) and the guides welcomed Victor, the kids played with him, and we all prayed for him. Beyond a snack, Victor found God’s love!

        I invite you to help more boys and girls who, like Victor, are hungry for God’s love; you can help them find it through Icthus.  Please send a birthday gift before July 20th.  Your gifted doubled up to $4,000 will help twice as much.

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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