News & Updates

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

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…

Continuing Hope!

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By Jesse McLainWhen I returned from Haiti last October, one of the first questions people asked me was, “How much progress has been made in the reconstruction?” – referring to the 2010 earthquake. The answer to this question is complex.Much cleanup and rebuilding has been done, but much more remains to be done. The loss of so many lives and the crippling injuries of so many more have permanently affected…

ICDM Leadership Training Conference

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Story and photos by Cathy Wallick Christian leaders from five Haitian states and many denominations came together January 16-20 for an ICDM Leadership Training Conference. Presented in cooperation with The Mission Society of Norcross, Georgia, the conference brought 65 Haitian and American men and women to join in community for five days of training. Throughout the week, participants saw the power…

Life Took a Different View

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While I was in Haiti with the Hope for Haiti mission team my whole outlook on life took a different view. We saw many come to Christ. But I became convinced that they not only need Christ but also need to learn how to live a more productive life. This is an opportunity for everyone to consider. Nutritionists, doctors, nurses, engineers, farmers—anyone can help! I’ve realized how good we have it here,…