About ICCD

Our Mission:

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International Christian Community Development seeks to bring God glory through obedience to the Great Commission given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In humble service, through God’s grace alone, we strive to to set a Christ-like example, promoting a Biblical world view.  Through teaching conversational English, leading Bible studies, promoting a local orphan project, and organizing a Roma Sunday school program, we seek to build relationships with those we serve, pointing them towards Christ.

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?    Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18

International Christian Community Development (ICCD) is a non-profit 501(c)3 founded in 2006 by Eric Hoeksema. ICCD began in an effort to assist and work with an established local Hungarian Reformed Christian high school which started after the fall of the Soviet Union in Transcarpathia, Ukraine. Currently Eric and his wife, Stacey, serve in Transcarpathia, Ukraine 6-8 months of the year with their remaining time spent in North Carolina working in agriculture and nursing. Using the English language as a means to share the Gospel and build purposeful relationships, Eric and Stacey spend their time in Ukraine and Hungary participating in a variety of tasks, including:

  • leading English Bible Studies for university students
  • teaching conversational English classes at two local Hungarian Reformed high schools
  • teaching conversational English classes at a local college
  • organizing an international exchange student program
  • promoting a local orphan project
  • organizing and recruiting volunteers for several summer English camps in both Ukraine and Hungary
  • working on a medical project in a Roma (Gypsy) community in our village
  • organizing a student led Sunday school program for local Roma children

It is our aim to acknowledge Christ as preeminent in all things and through God’s grace alone, to build relationships with high school and university students who will soon form the newest generation of leadership in their communities, families and churches. Humbly, we strive to set a Christ-like example, promoting a Biblical world view in an effort to encourage the seed of faith to not only grow, but to flourish.  Recognizing that we are in fact foreigners, we work with and partner with local Pastors, teachers, churches and organizations to support their efforts and outreach.