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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,…

ICDM: Moving Forward, Changing Lives

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Dear Friend:ICDM has been bringing hope and a future to the children of Haiti since October 1989. For twenty-two years, we have worked to educate, equip and empower children and adults in this poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. With the help of caring sponsors and generous donors, we continue to bring hope and restore human dignity to the people of Haiti.This year we have served 600 students…

Celebrate Hope

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They began arriving before dawn on October 7, and by six am they were ready to begin work. They were the 70 cement workers who mixed, carried, poured and finished the concrete for the second floor of the Center of Hope in Bayonnais. Organized into two teams and supervised by foremen and subcontractors, they soon had a lively competition going, spurred on throughout the day with singing, chanting and…

Continuing Hope

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One of the first questions I was asked when I returned from Haiti last week was “How much progress has been made in the reconstruction?” The answer is complex. While much has been done to clean up and rebuild following last year’s earthquake, much more remains to be done. The enormous loss of life and crippling injuries will permanently affect all of Haiti’s people, and the underlying poverty makes…