News & Updates

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

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,…

Hurricane Isaac Update

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When Hurricane Isaac hit Haiti last week, it left great damage and destruction in its wake, particularly in Port-au-Prince where thousands of families were still living in tents since the earthquake of January 2010.  Although the government issued alerts of the coming storm,  people had nowhere to go for shelter. The big wind destroyed their tents and left these vulnerable people exposed to the ravages…

I have just returned from Haiti from another exciting and fruitful trip!

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  Things didn't always go as planned but God was in it all the time and He made good out of bad situations.  He promised He would do just that, for people who put their trust in Him.  Our situations did not change but our ability to count it all joy was there. Defaulting to Jesus is where we want to be in our new walk! Our bus broke down in Port au Prince when we were picking up windows Yvan Pierre…

Faustin Pierre Update and Important Events

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Dear Praying Friends of ICDM:I am writing today to update you on the health of Brother Faustin, the director of our school in Bayonnais, and to let you know about some very important upcoming events.FaustinAs I wrote you previously, Brother Faustin Pierre entered the hospital in Gonaives about three weeks ago in urgent need of blood transfusions. His body rejected the transfused blood, however, and…

An Update from ICDM

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Dear Friends of ICDM,For almost 23 years, ICDM has been changing lives in Haiti, bringing hope and a future to children and families who had none. We opened our school in Bayonnais in October 1989 with 60 students. By 2008, we were serving 413 students in preschool through grade six.Following the hurricane in 2008 and the earthquake in 2010, we had a large influx of students as families fled the coastal…

Update on Faustin Pierre

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Dear Partners in the Gospel,Here is an update on the health of Brother Faustin Pierre, the director of our school in Bayonnais, Haiti. We wrote you on April 17 that he was in kidney failure, and asked that you urgently pray for a healing touch from God. You prayed and God is answering!Yesterday Faustin visited the doctor, who ordered new lab tests. His tests two weeks ago showed a very high creatinine…

My Haitian Odyssey

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After 11 years, I finally said yes to my friend, Yvan Pierre, and visited his home country of Haiti. It took the 2010 earthquake to get me out the door, but I will never regret the journey.Seeing pictures and hearing stories is not the same as visiting the country in person. I had to go and see for myself. While in Haiti we ran a medical clinic, taught Sunday school classes, built shelving units, taught…