Merry Christmas!

Our For God's Children International staff wish you a very blessed and Merry Christmas!  May you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus!

“‘And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.’ Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, ‘Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.’” (Matthew 1:21-23, KJV)

,,,Ea va naşte un Fiu, şi-i vei pune numele Isus, pentru că El va mîntui pe poporul Lui de păcatele sale.’ Toate aceste lucruri s'au întîmplat ca să se împlinească ce vestise Domnul prin proorocul, care zice: ,Iată, fecioara va fi însărcinată, va naşte un fiu, şi-i vor pune numele Emanuil’ care, tîlmăcit, înseamnă: ,Dumnezeu este cu noi.’” (Matei 1:21-23, Cornilescu)

Jesus is born! Isus s-a nascut!

God is with us! Dumnezeu este cu noi!

Christmas Trip 2019

December 1 - 13, 2019

Joel Burkum, Norma Schneider, Maleesha Mustion, Patricia Fairbanks, and I returned home in the US on December 13 after spending two weeks in Romania/Moldova for our annual Christmas trip.  We all had a very blessed time visiting almost all of our FGCI kids in Romania and Moldova and having a family-style early Christmas together with them.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

~ Jeremy Befort, FGCI Associate Director

International Conference on Missions

November 17, 2019

FGCI attended the International Conference on Missions (ICOM) in Kansas City from November 14 - 17.  Joel Burkum and I enjoyed running into a lot of former team members as well as our FGCI friends.  Every year we find several of our summer interns and team members at ICOM.


~ Jeremy Befort, FGCI Associate Director

God Bless you, Davidsons!

 July 26, 2019

Almost exactly 8 years ago, FGCI was blessed to have Eli and Sheena Davidson join the FGCI ministry family in Babadag, Romania. They served with us faithfully, and have been a blessing to hundreds of the hurting children and adults that FGCI serves.

Today (July 26) they are returning to the States to serve the needs of their younger son with special needs...another act of faithfulness to their Lord, and dedication to their family.

We wish them well and pray for God’s blessings on them as they wait on the Lord to see what He has in store for them.

Please join us in prayer for their safety as they travel, and that they will be able to quickly adapt back to life in the USA upon their return.

We love you, Eli, Sheena, Kale and Oliver! Thank you for your commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and His kids over the past 8 years.

~ Joel Burkum, Domnica Ristea, Sergiu Ristea, Jeremy Befort, & FGCI Family

FGCI Summer Update

August 17, 2019

This summer, FGCI sent over 28 short-term missions team members and interns.  In Romania, our teams served at our four Bible camps for institutionalized kids, our Bible day-camps at Zizin and the government orphanages, and our InSNC sensory/therapy room.  In Moldova, our teams served at our Bible day-camps at the Roma (Gypsy) church in Vulcanesti, our Bible camp for Roma kids (group pic on the front of this postcard), and on several construction projects at our “Home of the Good Shepherd”. Thank you for your prayers and support as we work together to provide hope, dignity, and love in Jesus’ name!

~ Jeremy Befort, FGCI Associate Director

For God’s Children International (also known as FGCI and Fagucci), is a Christ-centered benevolent ministry for children.  FGCI is based in Council Bluffs, Iowa USA.  FGCI serves needy children in Romania, Moldova and in the United States.  FGCI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation of Iowa (Fed. I.D.#42-1448176) and is supported by freewill gifts.  Below are ways to give to FGCI.

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P.O. Box 434, 

Council Bluffs, IA 51502

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