Being a part of the birth, formation and growth of Icthus was a rich experience. For me the beginning was when I became a guide to thirty wild and barefoot kids. It was a real life experimental lab of testing ideas and activities to help them. They enthusiastically answered the invitation to enroll in this adventure into the unknown.
I call it an adventure, because we knew nothing about what Icthus was going to be like in our little corner of Guatemala. Even the name was strange. But I became a guide anyway, and with my assistants started the first gang that we later called a legion. That is how we started this experience of formation, learning and growth, practice, and having Ephesians 6: 13-18 as our light.
History: Icthus was founded in Guatemala in 1964
Icthus national director in Guatemala: Julio Paz
Official Icthus Guatemala blog: http://icthusguate.wordpress.com/
What long-term Icthus Amigos say:
"Icthus makes a difference in the lives of kids."
"When children's behavior and outlook on life changes for good, grow in leadership, parents are drawn to find out the reason. Countless families have committed their lives to Christ through Icthus in many different countries in South America. Now it is starting to spread to 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 the club 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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