Thank You for the Good You Did in 2020
Dear Icthus Amigo,
Not only was your life and mine changed in 2020 by a global pandemic, but it also changed how we provide ministry to young people. Thanks to your generosity and compassion, children received a new program called Icthus en Casa (Icthus at Home) to protect them. Also thanks to you, impoverished families of Icthus children received emergency food.
We want to share a little about what you helped make happen. We are grateful for your compassion and concern for children and their families in Latin America. We hope you’ll continue to help more in 2021. The need has never been greater.
Lord bless you and your family,
Hurricane Relief in Central America
Icthus Amigos provided Emergency Aid to many families affected by Eta and Iota hurricanes. The town of El Triunfo, Nicaragua, was devastated. The local church, Torre Fuerte, offered shelter to the people. Families that lost their homes during the hurricanes rushed to the church seeking refuge.
Thirty families were sheltering there when the second hurricane ripped off part of the roof! Can you imagine the terror the children and families felt when the roof flew away and the wind and rain came in?
The next morning they found that more of their village was destroyed. Pastor Salvador, who was helping the families, called for help, and Icthus Amigos responded.
The support of Icthus Amigos and the churches in Nicaragua was enough to aid 140 families in El Triunfo! Icthus children packaged bags of food and hygiene goods.
Also, Pastor Salvador has asked for help to start the Icthus ministry in his church later in the year.
Thank you to all who provided compassionate aid to these people and others after the hurricane.
Multiplying your gifts with Icthus en Casa
by Luis Yon
I want you to know what you are helping to accomplish. During the pandemic, the life-changing lessons that children used to experience in person are available to them through Icthus en Casa. These are weekly videos and printed lesson plans for children & youth. Even in lockdown, your gifts provide children with a caring ministry.
I reached out to some international team members that are producing videos and writing lesson plans for children & youth. Here’s what they say about helping to make weekly materials:
Andrea, what were your challenges?: “When Covid19 started, we did not have the equipment to record videos, but thanks to the generosity of Icthus Amigos, we have that now…”
Why are you making these materials?: “For the love of the children… I am filled with joy, knowing that these materials are reaching many children… It helps entire families to remain close to Jesus during a pandemic.”
-Andrea Aguilar, Icthus leader, Honduras.
Christian & Ana, why are you producing Icthus en Casa programs?:
“ We do it because this gives Icthus children a sense of belonging to the Icthus family, even when we cannot meet in person.”
-Cristian Alvarez & Ana Valladares, Icthus leaders in Honduras.
Please pray for:
Thank you for helping to give children a sense of belonging and importance to the Lord and others during a pandemic!
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."
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