FOR GODS CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL A NON PROFIT CORPORATION
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: P.O. Box 434 Council Bluffs IA 51502 USA
Target demographics: children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 children hear the Good news of Jesus as well providing free clothing and benevolent care
Geographic areas served: Romania, Muldova, and the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota
Programs: camps, bible studies. We work with abandon children and orphans as well as marginalized people groups to provide hope, dignity, and love in Jesus' name. FGCI also owns and runs bible camps for children at Camp of the Good Shepherd in Louisville, Nebraska.
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I did part of my teaching internship in 2008 with this organization. I helped at a kids camp in Romania teaching various orphan group throughout the summer how to pray. It was a fantastic experience that changed my life. This organization is dedicated to helping those cast aside by society. Many of these kids were malnourished, had experienced abuse of some sort and barely had enough supplies to last them the week they were there. It burdened my heart to help them when I returned home. I began sending resources and money to the ministry. On that note I appreciate FGCI because I saw first hand where the money was going. The government system is still very corrupt so those traveling over would often pack light to pack the supplies needed for the kids. It was a good feeling knowing the clothing and toys I sent were actually reaching the children. This experience wasn't just for that summer it has continued for me. I am still in contact with one of the children four years later. This ministry has changed my life and furthered my desire to help those in need. Upon graduatuiion from Bible College I decided to go for my masters in social work to continue helping this group. I'm now going into grant writing to help this ministry meet the needs of the children they help :) on a larger scale. If you have any desire or passion for children I would definitely recommend looking into their work. Their website is www.fgci.org Highly recommended! I'm still working with the director so I have put 2012 down as my last interaction.
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