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Thanksgiving to Our In-Country Pastors and Partners

Thank you for your generous support to the International Children’s Fund over the years. Together we are making an incredible difference in the lives of desperately poor children and their families in Africa and India.

 A True Season of Thanksgiving

We have all been so generously blessed. In this season of Thanksgiving it is appropriate to pause and reflect upon the wonderful gifts and blessings that the good Lord has bestowed on us.

As an organization, ICF wants to express our thanks to our generous supporters – without you, this organization would not exist. We also want to express our thanks to our network of pastors who have dedicated their lives to this worthy cause. ICF currently has 14 missions in Africa and India. Each mission is lead by a highly dedicated indigenous pastor who has committed their life to helping those less fortunate.

Our Pastors Are Our Eyes and Caring Hands Within the Local Communities

These pastors identify the greatest needs within their villages, then work closely with ICF to request, receive, process, and distribute our life-saving aid. 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. They strive to make a sustainable improvement with the goal of promoting self sufficiency.

I would like to introduce you to George Kasharu and his son Peterson. George has been working with ICF for over 40 years. Starting his mission in a mud hut, he and his son are now able to make a sustainable difference in the lives of tens of thousands of desperately poor children and their families through feeding programs, vocational schools, churches, water wells, and agricultural programs. In George’s own words:

“Dear Dr, David,

When we met in Nairobi, Kenya in 1978, no one could possibly have imagined what we could accomplish. It was truly the beginning of a miracle. I thank God, I thank you, and I thank all our generous supporters for 40 years of progress in Uganda.”

– Bishop George Kasharu

Peterson has followed in his father’s footsteps.   Armed with a big smile, a huge heart, and limitless energy; he is expanding this amazing work throughout the local villages.  In his words:

After a long drought, crops dried out and the people were left with no harvest and no food. In partnership with ICF we are working to distribute relief food to needy families in village communities.
In addition to providing humanitarian aid to starving families, ICF Uganda is promoting food security programs like improved farming methods and better storage/preservation of the harvest. In combination with our vocational training programs, we are helping thousands of families become self-sufficient.

Please know that 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

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