Over the past couple of weeks, with the beginning of covid-19 in Latin America, we've sent out materials and lesson plans to some 650 Icthus groups to teach kids basic hygiene rules and to remember God's love for them. Now we need your help in extending ministry to these kids who are isolating at home with the Icthus-at-Home program. This Icthus girl in Cordoba Colombia like many throughout Latin America was taught proper handwashing.
Dear Amigo of Icthus Kids,
Did you know that covid-19 is impacting Icthus kids in Latin America and that they need help?
The virus arrived later in Latin America than here in the USA. But it is spreading. Over these next weeks the situation for the kids and their families will be bad.
To meet the challenge of helping kids in the middle of a disaster, we’ve been working overtime developing a new program: Icthus-at-Home. This will help Icthus kids during this coming time of social distancing and isolation when they will need encouragement and help.
But there is a difficulty. We’ve had a donation shortfall during the last month and a half.
During the increasing contagion Icthus kids will be anxious and their families put under great stress. Poverty will make it worse. We don’t want to abandon them. Providing the Icthus-at-Home ministry will be a big help.
Now as meetings in churches are canceled the kids won’t be able to attend Icthus meetings and they won't have ministry at a time when they need it most. They’ll be confined to their homes.
The Icthus-at-Home program will provide tools and alternate ways to stay in contact and encourage the kids through phone calls, texting, visits at a distance, lesson plans, prayer chains, and more.
You can provide ministry to a child for these 2 months for only $2.50. Your gift of $25 will help 10 kids, $50 will help a whole group of kids, $100 will help 2 groups. Your gift now will make a big difference to kids.
Thank you. May the peace of God guard your heart and mind.
Don Weisbrod, President and Co-founder Icthus International
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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