2016 has been an incredible year of providing help and hope in Jesus' name. We could not complete our mission without you.
Day-in and day-out, it is your generosity that makes our work possible around the world. Thousands of suffering families have been blessed because of your partnership.
We wanted to take this moment to wish you a very Merry Christmas, from the bottom of our hearts. We pray that your holiday celebrations will be blessed by God.
We pray that your heart may be filled to the brim with the peace of Jesus Christ that transcends all understanding as you joyfully celebrate Our Savior's birth! May God's love comfort you, and continue to move through you to meet the needs of others.
In Christ's Love,
-your friends at IDES
"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth...And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." - Colossians 1:3-14