News & Updates

Catch up on everything from recent building updates to local
upcoming events and exciting news from ICDM Haiti and beyond.

Health Clinic Opens in Bayonnais!

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After years of planning, the ICDM Health Clinic in Bayonnais became a reality. The clinic occupies a spacious room in the Center of Hope and is equipped with three examining tables, a sink with running water and cabinets stocked with medicines and supplies. ICDM Director, Yvan Pierre, conducted the grand opening and dedication on August 29, 2013.   The line for the clinic                         …

Three Children Were Recently Baptized!

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  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to  obey everything I have commanded you. And  surely  I am with you always, to the very end of the  age.”    ~Matthew 28:19-20                                                                                                                 Three children…

New school year begins today! 10/1/13

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Today is the first day of school for Haiti’s elementary school children.  Although high schools, vocational schools and colleges opened on schedule the first week of September, the Ministry of Education announced in late August that opening day for primary schools throughout the country would be October 1. The reason for the delay was to allow parents more time to get their children ready for school. At…

ICDM Update - Making A Difference

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I first met Phil and Verna Smith more than a dozen years ago, and we quickly became acquainted.  While I was visiting in their home one night, Phil told me that he had recently heard a message at his church that affected him deeply. “It’s time to get out of your comfort zone,” his pastor had challenged. “Move out of your comfort zone and make a difference for the sake of the gospel.” That message resonated…

Ping Pong Comes to Bayonnais!

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While still in Haiti on her team’s last visit in 2012, Verna Smith added "new ping pong table" to her project list for 2013.  A few weeks prior to coming to Haiti this year, she asked for a 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood to be ready so the table could be built. Armed with a set of good ping pong paddles, a supply of balls and a net, she boarded the plane hoping that ping pong would provide some fun, especially…

Back to School Update

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Dear ICDM Friends and Supporters: Welcome to the 2013-14 school year.  I hope you have experienced a summer of enjoyable activities and quality time with family and friends. As ICDM enters its twenty-fourth year of ministry, our staff is anticipating an exciting and busy academic year. Here are a few highlights as we begin the new school year: In June this year, we sent 38 of our graduating sixth graders for…

Back to School in Bayonnais

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Though school is out for the summer, our ICDM school campus in Bayonnais is a busy place!From mid-July to the end of August, we organize VBS and other activities for our students during their summer break. Five days a week, they gather on campus to learn about God’s word, play soccer and other games, and take part in a variety of social and cultural activities. Each day, they receive a nourishing meal…

1/24/2013: In Memoriam

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Dear Friend of ICDM: With profound sadness I write to tell you that Faustin Pierre, the director of our school in Bayonnais, Haiti, succumbed to kidney failure and died on January 22, 2013. He was 41 years old, and leaves his wife, Julienne, three sons, Jimslet, age 19, Jimspsy, 17, and Djindy, 23, and daughter Djina, age 9. Though we know that Faustin is with the Lord, we deeply grieve the loss to…

2012 Christmas Letter

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“And you are to give him the name Jesus,because he will save his people from their sins.”Matthew 1:21 Dear faithful ICDM partner:What incredible news the angel brought to Joseph! The baby growing in Mary’s womb was the promised Deliverer who would set people free from their sins. It was Joseph’s advance notice of the “good news of great joy” the shepherds heard on the night of Jesus’ birth. For believers…

Cafeteria-Multi-Purpose building now in use

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Cooking and serving lunch for our school children in Bayonnais just got better. After years of waiting, we finally have an indoor kitchen and dining hall, and our cooks are using propane stoves instead of open charcoal fires on the ground. A big thank you to Calvary Chapel of Leesburg FL, which sent a team to install the indoor kitchen, complete with piped-in water and propane. Through the vision,…