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International Children’s Initiative (ICI) formerly known as GMF Children’s Lifeline, is a ministry existing to resource relief efforts and care for children around the world.


Connect resources with relief efforts around the globe to assist children physically, spiritually, and academically.

ICI is a ministry division within the umbrella of Global Ministries Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Visit GMF’s website for more information. Meet the founder of GMF.


Christ cares for children which motivates us to connect resources with international relief projects for children.

Isaiah. 58:10

“If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”

1 John 3:18

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”


With each initiative, we see our role as partner. We want to connect people with a purpose to…

  • create, develop, and fund projects that provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care, spiritual care, and education to children who would otherwise go without.
  • support existing child relief initiatives such as orphanages, children’s homes, and children’s clinics.
  • provide community-wide education and involvement pertaining to children, their parents, and their communities on issues that would benefit the whole family and community.


ICI resources come primarily from organizations, church partnerships and individuals.

Organization/Business Partnership

Gifts: Organizations can donate products or services to support the work of ICI such as car rentals, hotel rooms, and airfare.

Donations: Organizations can make contributions to a specific program, country, child, or project.

Foundations: Organizations can donate funds or services through foundations.

Church Partnership

Donation: Churches can donate monthly, biannually, annually or one-time donations to a program, country, or project.

Adoption: Churches can adopt a project to fund as a church.

Participation: Churches can pursue a mission trip with ICI.

Inclusion: Churches can include ICI in church budget.

Individual Partnership

Donations: Individuals can donate monthly, biannually, annually or one-time donations to a program, country, or project.

Ministry Partners

Honduras – Mount Carmel Mission, Mary Hurd (current projects)
India – Cooperative Outreach of India, Ramesh and Gloria Landge (current projects)
Southern Africa – GMF Africa, Hinne and Rina Venter (current projects)
Thailand – Mekong Evangelical Mission, Dr. Chansamone Saiyasak (current projects)