News & Updates

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

I loved every minute of my stay in Bayonnais!

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The people, the community, and your family.... I loved it!! The children there have completely stolen my heart.  Being able to spend time with Rosemond, and to have him share his compassion and love for the kids there, was invaluable!! One can completely see how much you and your family care about the people in this community, and I was honored to be a part of that! When we spoke on the phone, I told…

A Letter from Yvan Pierre

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Dear Faithful Friend, "I thank my God every time I remember you. ... I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel" (Philippians 1:3-5). As ICDM nears twenty-five years of service to the people of Haiti, we give thanks to God for his faithfulness in guiding and providing. Moreover, we give thanks for you, our partners, who have helped to make possible this ministry to "the least…

GC3 Training comes to Haiti, Nov. 1, 2013

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So, you ask, what in the world is GC3? Good question.  GC3 is shorthand for Great Commission Challenge Camps, intensive training to engage young people in the unfinished task of bringing the Gospel to all people everywhere (Matthew 28:19-20). Evangelism Resources, ICDM’s partner in ministry, has seen thousands of young people in India, South Asia, and Africa say yes to the challenge in the past two…

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…