The Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF) has announced that they have provided the financing for Integrated Community Development International (ICDI), a cooperating Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches organization, to purchase a property at 795 W. 400N., Warsaw, Ind. The building, which fronts State Route 15, will house administrative offices for their U.S. operations. It was formerly the site of Millennium Sound.
ICDI has also facilitated an “internal, non-public capital campaign” and has secured renewable annual pledges towards the funding of the purchase. The organization, founded by Jim and Faye Hocking, is a non-governmental and non-profit faith-based organization presently working in the Central African Republic and other surrounding countries. They work to alleviate poverty from the village up by empowering and equipping local people with sustainable transformational community development solutions, including the drilling of water wells, AIDS education, microenterprise development, and orphan care. Both donated and earned revenue have grown substantially for ICDI in recent years.
“It is an honor to partner with ICDI on the purchase of their U.S. headquarters,” says Ken Seyfert, executive director of operations for GBIF. “I can’t think of a more worthy effort than to provide Africans with both clean drinking water and the ‘living water’ of life through the ministry of ICDI.”