|Dear friend of ICDM,
I want to begin this August update by thanking you for your generosity. When I last wrote to you about the assassination of Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moise, you responded by giving over $10,000 in extra-mile giving to help ICDM help people through the crisis. I continue to be humbled by your faithfulness.
While things have settled a bit politically, Haiti is still facing one of its greatest economic crises in recent years, with many essential items being hard to find. ICDM is doing its best to help people in the midst of this crisis, but we have not taken our eyes off the long-term goals of evangelizing, educating, equipping, and empowering the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Let me share with you some of our most recent progress towards these goals.
Evangelizing. You may recall that we graduated our most recent class from the School of Evangelism in May. The School of Evangelism equips church workers from all over Haiti to share the Gospel in their local communities. It also helps them to empower their communities through entrepreneurial community development initiatives. We will open our second School of Evangelism in the Northwest of Haiti by October 1.