Thankful for Gifts & Blessings | November 2023 Monthly Letter

Pastors are our eyes and caring hands within the local communities

Our pastors are responsible for everything from feeding programs to the construction of orphanages; from drilling water wells to the delivery of food to remote villages; 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.

One of these pastors is Geoffrey Azonwougan who founded Kingdom Care Orphanage in Togo.  Geoffrey had been an orphan himself and so he understands the challenges of living on the streets and struggling to survive.  His difficult childhood motivated him to commit his life to helping other unfortunate children.  Throughout his life, Geoffrey has prayed:

“Lord, where you go, I will go.  Where you lead, I will follow”

Child getting a textbook in Uganda for education charity.

And follow he did…  As a young man, soon as he was able, Geoffrey bought some land in Armakpape and constructed an orphanage.  His first attempt was built from wood and mud but unfortunately it did not survive the rainy season.  His next attempt was destroyed by wind and floods.  He did not give up and eventually he was able to build a structure that withstood the harsh environment, and he began his orphanage.  He welcomed destitute children who had no other place to go.  The building (shown above) was not much more than a shack with some metal sheets as a roof, but it provided a home for the children, and it was filled with love.

In 2019, Pastor Geoffrey began to work with ICF and with your help, Geoffrey was provided the financial resources to progressively construct a school, dormitories, a farm, a fishpond, a water well, a trade school, and most recently – a clinic.  He now assists thousands of desperately poor children and their families with housing, food, water, education and training.  Geoffrey considers it a miracle.

Open Gate of Hope Farm
    Once a destitute orphan, he is now a pastor helping thousands of children to not only survive but to get the education and skills training to lift themselves out of poverty.

    Geoffrey thanks you for the support that you provide that makes his work possible. We thank Geoffrey for dedicating his life to help desperately poor children who have no other place to turn.

With your help, we have constructed a school, dormitory, and clinic at Kingdom Care Orphanage.

Regular giving helps us to fund orphanages along with 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.

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10


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.