News & Updates

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

Haiti's Hope

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    A poem by Sabrina Terrill A mission trip to Bayonnais Haiti, where majestic and steep mountains abound, And the vision of I.C.D.M. that promises to help the children, will surely astound Every early morning we would awake to donkey’s brays, rooster crows and childhood chatter. On weekday mornings these children travel down descending paths, getting to school is all that matters. In their school…

ICDM EMPOWERS LEADERS

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Preach the Word Conference, Haiti ICDM EMPOWERS LEADERS By Rosemond Pierre, ICDM Field Coordinator What we planned The date had been set a year in advance. Field leaders had met numerous times to prepare for Haiti’s third Preach the Word conference. Rev. Bill Love, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Leesburg FL, would teach as he had done twice before. We would look for 30 to 50 participants, faithful people…

Thank you for 25 years!

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Today, begins the 25th year of our school in Bayonnais. We are expecting 800 children: 600 at the main campus and 200 at the newly opened campus in the mountain called Boucan-Thoman. Please pray for our children, teachers, and staff and for God’s provision throughout the year.  Rejoice and celebrate with us as God continues to use ICDM to bring long lasting changes into the communities we serve.  Thanks…

ICDM Presents Its Condolences

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Dear Faithful Friend,     It is with great sadness that we received the news that Marlene Whiltlatch, our ICDM Ohio Area Coordinator, has gone to be with Jesus on July 24, 2014. She served with us for the past ten years. She is survived by two children and three grandchildren. Pastor Pierre participated in the funeral which took place on July 26, 2014. At ICDM, we will miss Marlene very much.   ICDM…

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                         …

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…

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…