In Ethiopia, God has used ICCM to transform thousands of lives over the years. Orphans and extremely needy people have been lifted out of poverty. Promising youths, who otherwise would end up on the street, have received an education and live happy, productive lives. Entire families and churches have been blessed through each participant in our ministries. And best of all, countless people have been introduced to Jesus Christ, their Lord and eternal friend.

These ministries (known locally as the Emmanuel Outreach Program), are ably administered by a team of committed Ethiopian Christian leaders – including a governing Committee, a capable Director, and a dedicated network of Overshepherds and Shepherds who work directly with all the participants. Of course, this is all possible thanks to ICCM’s many generous supporters.

ICCM’s Ethiopia ministries have 4 programs (currently assisting almost 100 individuals):

  1. Orphans. Orphaned and abandoned children are rescued from the harsh living conditions of the streets, and placed with loving Christian “Care Parents.” The physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of these little ones are met in a caring family setting, and they now have a bright future.
  2. Students. Due to poverty, a great many deserving children are not able to complete High School. The Emmanuel team identifies talented young people, and provides educational assistance to obtain their High School Diploma – opening doors for further training or apprenticeship, and empowering them to earn a decent living for themselves and their families.
  3. Seniors. As with children, there are many elderly people who are displaced or abandoned, living and dying on city streets. The Emmanuel team tries first to restore them to their families. But when that is not possible, the team arranges a comfortable family-like situation where they will be loved and their needs will be met.
  4. Special Needs. Persons with disabilities, the terminally ill, the disfigured, the traumatized… For those in dire circumstances with nobody to help them, the Emmanuel team provides for their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, by placing them in a loving, caring environment and helping them to make the most of their life.

How can I help?

To begin with (and most important), we encourage you to pray for God’s blessing on this compassionate ministry. And you can directly help the people of Ethiopia through one-time gifts or recurring donations. To support the Ethiopia team through secure online giving:

  • Click the blue GIVE NOW button below.
  • Select ETHIOPIA All Programs from the drop-down “Give to” list.
  • Select donation frequency (one-time or recurring donations).
  • Click CONTINUE and enter your Payment Information. Feel free to leave a note in the Comments field at the bottom of the payment screen.

(You can also conveniently support the Ethiopia project through Interac email transfer or by cheque. See ICCM’s Giving Page for instructions.)

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