Together we can make big things happen
“We are blessed to be a blessing“ – this is one of our deepest convictions as a family and as a church.
We are thankful that God faithfully cares for us. We want to pass on this generosity. Together as a church we have already been able to have such a positive impact in our surroundings, country and in this world.
Through REACH we become a part of the answer every year. We become one with God’s heart for the needs of our society. Through local and global projects, we enable people to get to know Jesus. We expand our home, encounter needs and injustice and globally plant dynamic churches at the heartbeat of time.
No matter what your possibilities are: each one of us can do something and through this make a difference. Hereafter we will present the individual projects. We warmly invite you to become part of REACH 2019. Imagine what we can do together!
Thank you for your prayers and your financial support.
Gabriela & Christian Wieland, Pastors ICF Ticino
“OUR CHuRCh IS NOT BUILD ON THE GIVING OF FEW, BUT ON THE DETERMINED GENEROSITY OF MANY.”
Our church is not built on the talents of few, but on the generosity and determination of many.
As a whole church, in all age-groups and locations, we will have a special offering for the projects mentioned above.
You can bring along your financial contribution and put it into the offering or make a bank transfer into the account on the right.
ASSOCIAZIONE ICF TICINO
IBAN: CH75 0900 0000 6971 9851 8
Conto: 69-719851-8 CHF
Bank: POSTFINANCE BERNA
Purpose of payment: Reach 2019
Via Senago 42B
We will send you a pay-in lip at your home address.
REACHING THE LOST
“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” – 1 Timothy 2:4-5 The Bible – NIV
The «band project» evolved from a vision of serving and worshiping God while providing a means for the Lord to touch people’s hearts. The songs have been written, arranged, and produced by the band members along with contributions from various people within ICF Ticino. The worship band reach project was conceived and driven by the band members’ passion for spreading the good news.
In 2018, the «band project» recorded and produced its first CD titled “Crescere Insieme” (Growing Up Together). The effort and commitment demonstrated by the band while writing and producing the music were amazing. The CD has been a great blessing to people in Ticino as well as parts of Italy.
Continuing with the momentum and success generated from the 2018 “Crescere Insieme” CD, we are planning to record and produce another CD in 2019. The goal of this project is to continue to spread God’s word and make his presence known wherever possible.
Thank you for your continued help and support. With this Reach even you become a part of the band project.
HELPING THE POOR
“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17 The Bible – NIV
As ICF, we want to help persecuted Christians and people in need. With AVC (action for persecuted Christians and those in need), we have found a strong and strategic partner to make a difference in crisis regions in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. AVC supports and promotes partners on location to provide humanitarian aid on a competent, trustworthy and forward-looking basis, on four continents. Through a culture-independent program, people are accompanied and experience change from within.
PLANTING NEW CHURCHES
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19 The Bible – NIV
For over four years we as ICF have been building church in Cambodia. We were able to experience a strong growth and see how many locals, young and old, got to know Jesus. We have already been able to baptize 222 people. Each weekend, 18 vans pick up over 700 children and teenagers to join the church Celebrations. They are loved and equipped by 120 volunteers and social workers in the villages and on the ICF Campus in practical ways. Through this and by discovering their divine potential, the circle of poverty can be broken step by step.
Through the Kids Sponsorship Program, the living conditions of over 200 families in need could be improved long-term and over 400 children have been reached. Every month the team distributes over 5000 meals. Recently ICF Cambodia has also started a local business, which will bring additional sustainability and financial stability for the projects.
We support this young church and our Lead Pastors ND & Sophal Strupler so that ICF Cambodia can be a strong shining light of hope in this country.
ICF TEL AVIV
“Whoever blesses Israel, will be blessed.” Based on this conviction, we as ICF are passionately building the local church in Tel Aviv. Our local Lead Pastors Sergey and Natasha Mazhuga have again experienced how new people encountered Jesus and found a home in ICF in this past year. An example of this is Mischa: after his military service he was invited to church by his brother. He not only got to know Jesus but is now passionately a part of the new ICF Kids Team.
The first Ladies Lounge in Israel was a success and brought fresh life and passion into the church. The newly started online-ministry which streams the weekly Celebrations reaches 500 people throughout Israel. The goal for the coming year is to offer the Celebrations in further languages. The potential is big, and we are excited to see what God will do through this.
With our financial support we want to set the Pastors on location free to do their work, enable projects and encourage the planting of new churches.
ENLARGING OUR HOUSE
“We are his house … And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.” – Ephesians 2:20, NLT
Reach Project: ICF Ticino Homegrown
The ICF Ticino homegrown reach project is dedicated to the continued growth and strengthening of our “home” congregation. Over the past several months, we have been working to identify opportunities to invest less in “things” and more in people, discipleship, and God’s will.
The ICF homegrown project will focus on the multiplication of talent within our local congregation. The goal is to create up to two paid (20-40%) internships lasting between three months and one year. The internship will include faith training, ICF organizational functions, discipleship, and spiritual growth development.
Just with a specific support ICF Ticino has the financial possibility to make this internships possible.