“We are blessed to be a blessing.” We are so grateful for God’s faithfulness and His provision of many resources. We want to pass on the generosity we have experienced from God. Together we can make a difference in our neighborhood, in our nation, and in the world. No matter what resources you have, each and every one of us can contribute something with what is available to us.
REACH means being one with the heart of God. The needs and wants of society challenge us to be part of His response. That is why we invest in REACH projects locally and worldwide. It is our desire for people to get to know Jesus, to fight against hardships and injustice, and for churches to be planted all over the world.
In the following we want to introduce projects to you that God has put on our heart for this year. We invite you to be a part of REACH 2021. Together we can achieve great things!
Thank you for your financial and prayerful support! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2021 with you!
Christian e Gabriela Wieland, ICF TICINO
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 2021”
Via Senago 42B
We will send you a pay-in lip at your home address.
Helping people get to know Jesus
“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
Reaching the Lost
Our vision as ICF Ticino is to see the canton of Ticino transformed by the infinite love of God. We believe that God wants to save, heal and transform this region.
To bring this change to life, it takes people ready to pave the way and prepare the ground…
At ICF we have now the privilege of having Junia Albergati as an associate Pastor: a woman who has at heart Ticino, with great potential and with a calling to invest her life in the Kingdom of God. As announced during Vision Sunday, we have decided to hire Junia at 20%, reducing the employment of Christian and Gabriela so as not to burden ICF’s finances. Our desire is to be able to increase her employment at ICF Ticino from 20% to 40% for at least one year. We are sure that this will be a good investment to reach people in Ticino more and to sow in this region that God has placed in our hearts.
Meeting needs and injustice
“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 stand by and help persecuted Christians and people in need. With AVC (Action for Persecuted Christians and People in Need), we have chosen a strong and strategic partner to make a difference in northern Iraq. Under the umbrella of AVC we will send a team who will bring resources and do outreaches and training in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. The goal is to support the Kurds–some of whom have been in this camp for 25 years– with humanitarian aid, support the local school with materials, and last but not least: bring them a hope that is not dependent on their circumstances.
Planting churches all over the world
“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
Our local Lead Pastors ND and Sophal Strupler founded ICF Cambodia to bring hope and healing to Cambodia – a country with a cruel history – through the Gospel. This Buddhist Kingdom located in the heart of Southeast Asia is one of the world’s poorest countries.
The church has experienced tremendous growth. And its large social arm supports many families living in the villages around Siem Reap, covering basic needs such as food, medicine, and education. Our social team also offers a variety of activities and classes on our Community Campus.
In addition, our first local business offers training and job opportunities for young Cambodians.
ICF TEL AVIV
“Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed.” It is a privilege to build a church in Israel and support our Lead Pastors, Sergey and Natasha Mazhuga, in their great adventure.
We are launching the Generous Baskets project with the vision to give away clothes and food to needy people. We are at the beginning of this exciting opportunity of being more generous to the community we serve.
Our Celebrations are translated into three languages, we offer age-appropriate kids programs, and have started streaming our Celebrations online which has brought hope to many during this world-wide pandemic.
We hope more churches will emerge in the country and believe that we are only at the beginning of an exciting journey with God. God is at work in Israel and we are honored to be a part of it as ICF Tel Aviv.
Our dream is to plant dynamic churches throughout Europe and beyond. Churches in which people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience love and fellowship, discover their gifts and are encouraged in them. The churches we dream of are passionate, alive and have a positive influence on society.
In the first two decades of our young history, we have been able to establish more than 60 ICF churches in Europe and beyond. Our ambition is to see a contemporary, vibrant and living church in all places where one does not yet exist. We focus mainly on Europe, but also have ICF churches in Cambodia, Israel and Brazil.
Strengthening our home
“We are his house … And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.”
Ephesians 2:20 | The Bible – NLT
Expanding our home
Speaking of home, 2021 is a special year for our community, as we will be moving. The time has come, after 5 years, to leave the current location in Pazzallo. We are convinced that God has an amazing plan for our church and that he will provide the right place for us from August/September onwards.
Moving is a big commitment, both in the workforce and financially. We see the church as an extended family and therefore we invite you to contribute to the upcoming costs of restoring the current location to their original state and for the move itself. Together we can do it!