It was a hot, sunny day, and our ministry team was visiting one of the refugee camps outside a major city in a creative access country. The team had...
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Counting the Cost
by Rev. Dr. Kevin Austin, Director, Set Free Movement | Dec 2022
I’ve been listening to The Journal of John Wesley. He was chased down, stoned, rejected and condemned. Yet he proclaimed the gospel to all he could....
Realities Girls Face
by Rachel Kinley and Emily Hlavka Freed | Dec 2022
The story we encountered was difficult. A student named Yanza raised her hand and shared how an older man had solicited her friends for sex in...
Thriving from East to West…Africa
by Vickie Reynen | Aug 2022
Thrive Kenya leaders Yvonne Mtafuta and Lillian Kanji were excited, eager and a bit nervous in the weeks leading up to their first international mission trip. They had the opportunity to travel to West Africa where they would share about Thrive with the FMC in Lomé, Togo. Yvonne and Lillian loved the experience of “international travel.” Flying for the first time is always exciting – right? But there was so much more that made this trip an unforgettable experience for them and others!
Bringing Hope to Cambodia
by Rev. Dr. Kevin Austin, Director, Set Free Movement | Jun 2022
All of the above is the reasoning behind our Freedom Sunday 2022 projects:
by Laura Fitzpatrick, ICCM Writer | Jun 2022
“Chiyembekezo” is the Chichewa word for hope. ICCM’s Chiyembekezo project seeks to care for the poorest of the poor in their community. More than half of the children sponsored through ICCM in Malawi are orphans. While some live with guardians or members of their extended family, the caretakers face difficulty in meeting their needs without help. Sponsorship through ICCM makes it possible for these children to receive holistic care.
She Didn’t Know
by Vickie Reynen | Jun 2022
Irene knew she wanted to go to university to pursue a teaching degree after graduating from high school. What she didn’t know was where she would get the funds. A year after finishing high school, she met and married her husband, and over the next 10 years, they had three children. Still, Irene’s desire to go to university remained.
From Orphan to Child of God
by Ginger Coakley | Dec 2021
Winda was raised an orphan on an island near Haiti. There, in a faith-based orphanage, she was groomed for a life of exploitation. At age 15, Winda was adopted and brought to America, where, despite her hopes for a family, the exploitation continued. When telling her story, Winda recounts how the opportunity to escape aligned perfectly when her wealthy pimp and perpetrators were all inebriated beyond coherence; she took the opportunity and ran, never looking back.
by Rachel Kinley | Dec 2021
While at school, her dad’s words of abuse often rang in her ears, and she struggled to focus on learning due to her lack of sleep. Yvonne was an ICCM-sponsored child. She was thankful for the opportunity to go to school and prayed for her sponsors every day, and she knew they were praying for her.
Pastors’ Families and ICCM: A ‘Great Commission’ Partnership
by Jan Coates | Dec 2021
International Child Care Ministries (ICCM) is in a Great Commission partnership with pastors’ families around the world. In countries where pastors have significant income limitations, ICCM is helping. Sponsorship provides pastors’ children with school uniforms and fees and supplemental food. Pastors are able to care for their families and focus on ministry.