Caring Hands of Local Communities

Our Pastors are our eyes and caring hands within the local communities.

These pastors are responsible for everything from local feeding programs to the construction of orphanages; from drilling water wells to the delivery of food to a remote village; from conducting educational programs to managing a medical clinic. These amazing individuals tirelessly serve the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of desperately poor children and their families throughout their region.

Pastor Peter Sila operates in one of the most inhospitable places on earth – the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. His Open Gate of Hope (OGOH) primary school provides free education and feeding programs to desperately poor children. Access to a healthy meal is the incentive to attend but the education is what will allow these children to find a path out of the largest slum on earth. Currently OGOH is full to its capacity of 200 pupils, which is a small fraction of the children that would like to attend.

It is noteworthy that life in Kibera has always been difficult, however, the historically bad situation has become even  worse due to the recent drought and sky-high inflation.  Food and energy costs have increased by ~50% in the last year, dramatically increasing the risk of starvation and exploitation of vulnerable children.

A child in Uganda receives deworming medication.
A child in Uganda receives deworming medication.

Pastor Emmanuel Gyamfi and his wife Ruth founded the Great Commission Victory Ministries (GCVM) more than 20 years ago and have dedicated their lives to helping the most disadvantaged people in Liberia.

They oversee the New Community Clinic, the Victory Life Academy, and most recently the construction of the new Girls College. GCVM Programs include food distribution, primary & secondary education, medical supplies and services, water wells, and mosquito net distribution. During the last 20 years, their programs have helped many thousands of desperately poor children and their families.
ICF is so fortunate to work with Pastor Sila, Pastor Gyamfi, and all our other pastors who have dedicated their lives to helping those in need.

Girl’s College Update

The construction of the Girl’s college in Monrovia Liberia is progressing according to schedule. Pastor Gyamfi, who is managing this project, shared the following update:

“It has been a journey of hope, faith, and grace. Finally, phase two of the Liberia Girl’s College was completed on August 19, 2022. We would like to thank God almighty and the International Children Funds (ICF), for their continuous support. The project team, donors, and everyone that is working so hard to make this dream a reality … thank you.”

Together We Make A World of Difference

Regular giving helps us support our efforts to increase agricultural projects and countless other programs promoting sustainable improvements in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We call these donors Hope Ambassadors because they help ICF to provide hope to those who truly face life and death needs in Africa and India.


Every gift, no matter how large or small, is an answer to our prayers and an investment in the life of a child. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  

Thank you and God Bless, Dr. David Bruenning Founder/Int’l Director

See children fed, educated, and empowered.

Become a Hope Ambassador

Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:20 that “we are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…”

It can be easy to skim past this verse, but the historical context of an “ambassador” brings a wealth of meaning. Such ambassadors or delegates, whether Jewish or Greco-Roman, came with the authority of the sender, in his place, to secure his interests. The reality is, God is making his appeal through us, and wants to secure His very own interests.