After years of service in East Africa, George and Dorothy Middleton founded ICCM in 1985. Their desire was to empower people who had been persecuted and doomed to poverty. Their goal was to provide these people not only with immediate needs of food, clothes, shelter & love, but also with a future – by giving them skills to earn a living, and introducing them to a loving Heavenly Father. Applying ICCM’s 5 Basic Principles of Spirituality, Simplicity, Apprenticeship, Faith, and Compassion, the global ICCM family continues to accomplish these goals to this day.
What a privilege to be a part of God’s work! Over the past 30 years, we have seen dizzying heights and despairing lows, but each has brought surprising blessings. ICCM’s Ethiopia Programs have blossomed, and God has taken our “five loaves & two fish” and blessed multitudes. Our International Programs in other parts of the world are also reaching many needy people. Now we are seeing precious people, whom God used us to rescue and help, going on to serve Him with their own talents & gifts. What a wonderful harvest! And with God’s help, we look forward to so much more.
What makes us different?
ICCM is a small, highly-focused organization. What we do, we do well. We specialize in the “personal touch”… people-focused ministry in our Program Countries, and friendly personal relationships with our wonderful support family. We keep things simple & straightforward, and we make the most of every entrusted dollar (careful & ethical stewardship is an absolute to ICCM). We empower nationals to serve their own people, help fellow-Christians and also reach out to the lost. These are some of the distinct characteristics our supporters appreciate. But most of all, our desire is to honor God in everything we do, and to point people to Jesus Christ at every opportunity.
ICCM is a registered charity in Canada (International Coordinated Christian Ministries) and all donations to ICCM are receipted for income tax purposes in Canada.
CCM, an affiliate of ICCM, is a registered charity in the USA (Coordinated Christian Ministries). All donations to CCM are receipted for income tax purposes in the USA.
ICCM’s International Office is in Williams Lake, BC, Canada. From there, Janet Hicks (daughter of George and Dorothy Middleton) serves as International Director and Mel Middleton (son of George and Dorothy Middleton) serves as Project Coordinator. Dorothy was called home in early 2013, but George has continued active involvement in the ministry, now having joined Janet and Mel in Williams Lake.
For a short term apprentice, ICCM was blessed with having Luke Noble. He felt led to join us near the end of 2014 and had committed to spending the year 2015 working at our home office in Williams Lake, BC. Luke came for the year and now has gone to serve the Lord in Mozambique. More recently, Luke moved to South Africa where he continues In ministry.
A retiree from Sechelt, Joan Braunberger, arrived in early July and continues into the Fall, helping out in the office where she is able. She has taken over the web site for ICCM/CCM as her main job. Thanks go to a local friend of ICCM, Glen Martin, who is knowledgeable about computers, and has agreed to be available to help out with the web site as he has the time.
The office has also appreciated the services of a young university student from Mauritius, who has volunteered for several months. Her work for ICCM has been untiring this summer.
Carolyn Wickham, a local lady, has given many an afternoon helping in the office with the finances. Carolyn comes with a knowledge of finances and her assistance is invaluable.
Of course, Janet, Mel, George and our volunteers are only part of the global ICCM family. We welcome you to join us in sharing God’s love and truth with precious people around the world.