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

The 55th birthday Celebration

Icthus kids & leaders in Costa Rica gathered to celebrate the 55th at skating rink San Jose.

The 55th Anniversary of Icthus was an exciting time here in the USA and Latin America.  There were large and small celebrations and kids made lots of cakes.  We had a Virtual Fiesta broadcast from Honduras and Colombia (albeit technical challenges).  You can see the videos of groups from all over Latin America:   Take a look - It’s fun!

A huge group - 440 Icthus kids & leaders - from Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua came together at a park near Tegucigalpa, Honduras on July 27th in honor of the 55th anniversary for a day of fun and learning!


The celebrations started with a lunch at the First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (this church has supported Icthus ever since its beginning).   Kara Watkins (right), Icthus Board member, and Don Weisbrod shared at the luncheon.



With an incredible cake and Mardi Gras costumes children in Cuba celebrated the 55th anniversary.  Cuba is the newest country where we’ve been able to help churches start Icthus.


July 20th was the 50th celebration of the moon landing.  Did you know that Icthus started on that day too… but, 5 years earlier?  More than 100,000 young people have received Icthus since then.  An interesting perspective on time.  .


In honor of the 55th birthday  we had a drawing to give away Icthus hats to 6 Icthus Amigos who gave a birthday gift during July.  Earlier this month Icthus kids in Honduras drew numbers that we assigned to Icthus Amigos here in the USA.       

Special Icthus hats.
Icthus kids in Honduras showing the numbers they drew for 6 Icthus Amigos to receive hats.


       A long-term and enthusiastic Icthus Amigo, Glen Doughty, went to be with the Lord June 3rd at 96.  He is survived by his wife Patricia, and daughters Celeste and Denyse and their families. 

      I’ve known Glen and Patricia Doughty since I was kid.  They were chaperons of my high school and college groups at San Diego 1st Presbyterian.  Also, Glen was my Dad’s dentist.  Glen and Patricia have prayed for and encouraged Icthus from its very beginning.  Many, including me, will miss him greatly.

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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