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

News from Latin America - Aug 2022

I am grateful to share Icthus’ newsletter one more time.  I hope you enjoy these stories that show your impact on the lives of children and families in need.  Thank you!                   

      -Luis Yon, Icthus International Director

Lives transformed in Colombia

It’s difficult to summarize my experience in Colombia in a few lines, but I’ll try.


Passionate leaders and guides are committed to transform their communities.  Every week they pour God’s love in the lives of children in need.  I attended to the national guides conference in Barranquilla.  Some 250 guides and leaders gathered to be trained and nurtured to become “5-star guides.”

Colombia, 200+ guides being encouraged and nurtured at the Icthus guides National Conference

Light is penetrating the darkest places in Colombia.  While walking in a neighborhood in Barranquilla, many Icthus kids came out to play and sing with the Icthus guides.  Their joy flooded the streets; the same streets where teenagers engage in gambling, drugs, and prostitution.  Jesus’ light is touching these places with Icthus children.


              As I visited Colombia, I saw how God’s kingdom is coming to restore entire communities through their young people and children.   Praise God, and thank you, for making all this possible.

Children are happy to see their Icthus guides in the streets of Barranquilla.

Icthus in Venezuela

Ester (left) International Faciliator, and Atalya, Leader of Venezuela, at "Los Morros de Jesus" Venezuela.


       Ester Ramos is a member of Icthus’ International Team of Coordinators.  She works with several countries forming strong national teams and expanding Icthus to reach more children in need. 


Ester visited Venezuela to work with Icthus groups and train new leaders.  During her trip, she met with pastors, Icthus guides, and team members.  New guides were trained, and 5 churches opened their doors to Icthus ministry to reach out to their barrios!


In Maracay, Ester met with several leaders that were once Icthus kids themselves in the 90s. These former Icthus kids are now leaders willing to share Gospel. They truly believe in the impact Icthus can have on the young people of Venezuela.

Ester met Daniela in San Cristóbal, Venezuela. Daniela is a pastor and an Icthus guide.  Her church was holding a promotional ceremony where a group of children finished a section of the Icthus program and were ready to start the next one. 

Thanks to amigos, like you good things are coming to children and families in the communities of Venezuela that are touched by your generosity.  God bless them, and God bless you!

Venezuela, Icthus guide Daniela and Icthus girls during a promotion ceremony in her church.

News from Nicaragua

Leaders, Guides and Pastors in Nicaragua at a training to start new Icthus groups. The training was provided by Samuel Ramos (3rd left to right, lower row) Icthus Coordinator for Latin America.

Samuel Ramos, Icthus Coordinator for Latin America, visited Nicaragua.  We are happy to share the good news about his visit with you.


             Fifty-five people received training to start Icthus in Nicaragua.  Many were pastors interested in reaching out to children in their communities.


           Pastor Mario, from Church of God in the Leon Department of Nicaragua shared his desire to reach out to his community.  Some time ago, they built a well for church.  Seeing the lack of access to water in their barrio, they decided to leave it open for anyone who needed water.  This attracts new people to church, but they don’t always stay.


Samuel (left), and Pastor Mario at a training to start Icthus. P. Mario is eager to reach more children in Nicaragua

Samuel noticed a kid drawing water from the church’s well.  After learning his name was Carlos, the kid told Samuel that neither he nor his family was interested in attending to church.


Kids like Carlos’ are the reason Icthus exists. And now, thanks to you, Church of God now has an Icthus group.  Soon, Carlos, and more children like him will be drawn to Jesus in Leon, Nicaragua!


Thanks to you, Carlos, from Nicaragua will soon have guidance and hope through Icthus.

It's all possible because of you!

There is a feeling of deep gratitude in seeing the results of your generosity.  The children you reach, will transform their families, churches, and communities.  But there are many more unreached!


You can provide Icthus for the rest of the year to a child in Latin America with only $7.5! Your gift of $45 would help 6 kids to get Icthus ministry from August to December of 2022. 


Would you please click below to make a gift to help a child with Icthus for the rest of the year?  Any amount helps.  Give Icthus to more children in need today!

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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