News & Updates

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

ICDM UPDATE AUGUST 2018

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Dear friends of ICDM,I have some exciting news to share concerning our Medical Clinic.God continues to bless us in our project to build a new Medical Clinic at the ICDM compound In Haiti.  Construction is going very well (see photo) and we are planning to have our Grand Opening in early November.  The entire local community is SO excited! We also have nearly met our goal of finding used medical equipment…

Pick a Direction - HAITI

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When I got back to the states, someone asked me, “Was it life-changing?” It’s hard to have your entire life changed in the course of a few days. There are exceptions such as near-death experiences and the birth of a child, obviously. But, I prefer to think we are nudged in one direction or another based on events choices. I started volunteering five or six years ago. Back then I’d didn’t have the guts…

Urgent Need: Feeding Ministry for the Children, ICDM Haiti

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Background:  ICDM operates a school, Ecole Henri Christophe for 700+ students in the mountains of rural Haiti.  This school services very poor families in the region and for many, represents the only opportunity for education.  In many cases, the lunch provided by the school is the only meal children will receive during the day. Since January of this year, through many generous individuals and organizations,…

Building our new Medical Clinic in Haiti

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Dear friends of ICDM,I have a wonderful announcement to make:  A dream of ours is finally coming true!As many of you know, it has always been a dream of our ministry to be able to build a proper Medical Clinic to serve the (very) under-served children and families near our school in Haiti.Last year through a successful fundraising campaign we were able to raise the necessary funds!  Construction is…

ICDM JANUARY 2018 UPDATE

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Well, the 2018 Pastor’s Conference is over! However, the inspiration and hope this annual event brings to the participants has only started. This is my second year to take part in the ICDM Pastor’s Conference and I believe this was a pivotal moment for all the participants. Here are some of my thoughts on the value and benefits of this event.First is relationships. We often call the church a “community”…

ICDM CHRISTMAS

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“Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be for all people” (Luke 2:10). Dear ICDM Friend,As I write this, it is only 24 days until Christmas. Children and grandchildren are already making wish lists in anticipation of this special day of giving when we celebrate God’s gift of His Son for all people. Even in this down economy, children are filling those lists with expensive items…

EXCITEMENT AT CENTER OF HOPE

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ICDM’s CENTER OF HOPE HOSTED A MISSION TEAM OF THIRTY(30) FROM SEPTEMBER 23-26. MEMBERS OF THE MISSION TEAM WERE FROM FLORIDA, TEXAS AND VIRGINIA. YVAN PIERRE AND HIS STAFF GREETED EVERYONE AT THE PORT-AU-PRINCE AIRPORT AND THE MISSION TEAM WAS LOADED ON ICDM’S SCHOOL BUS.  ICDM HAS JUST TAKEN POSSESSION OF A BRAND NEW SCHOOL BUS THAT WILL BE USED TO TRANSPORT FUTURE MISSON TEAMS, ICDM MINISTERS AND…

ICDM UPDATE 9/15/17

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Dear ICDM Partner,I was to travel back to Haiti on 9/8. Then the trip was postponed to 9/13 and again moved to 9/16 because of hurricane Irma. My family and I are doing well. We lost power for 36 hours and phone service became unreliable. We are cleaning up after Irma.  Phone and internet services were restored yesterday afternoon.The school year in Bayonnais opened on 9/4. Then it was closed at the…

A PERMACULTURE – EXPERIENCE IN BAYONNAIS, HAITI

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After one month of training in Permaculture, one term remains in the mouth and mind of everyone: “Permaculture - BONBAGAY!” These two words are meaningful not only for students and teachers but also for the people living in the community, especially those who took part in the experiences we presented on the compound. Each person who watched and observed said: BON BAGAY! They mean this is good, profitable,…

ICDM May 2017 Update

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Dear partners in the gospel, It is so good to communicate with you this morning in order to inform you about our ministry in Haiti, our courage, weakness, and needs. By this note, we want to let you know how you can pray for us. The Portable Bible Schools in Haiti are going really well these days. There has been a big increasing in the demands for classes. During these two last years the graduates…