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ICDM: Christmas Letter

Dear friends,
Only 10 shopping days left till Christmas! What do you get that hard-to-buy-for loved one?
A goat, of course, or a chicken, or a pig, or a cow… and you don’t even have to clean up after it! This Christmas, try something different. Buy your loved one a gift through ICDM’s GOAT program. You will honor them and bless a Haitian family at the same time.
Through the GOAT program, you can purchase an animal which is given to a Haitian family for milk, eggs, or meat. The products feed them and help them raise extra cash. And then they pass the gift on by sharing offspring with another family. So, when you invest in a GOAT gift, it is a present that keeps on giving. Here are the current investment levels for different animals:
Chickens- $12                                  
Goats- $100
Pigs- $150                   
Cows- $500
Simply go to Select “Give An Animal” from the drop down menu, place an amount in the correct box, and tell us which animal(s) in the memo line. Then send a card to your loved one letting them know what you have done in their honor. What a fabulous gift to mark the birthday of Jesus who gave His all for our sakes.
I would like to bring your attention to two other programs which also make great Christmas presents. One is our School Feeding Program which provides each of 800+ school children with a nutritious hot meal every day school is in session for only 50cents per child per day. You can feed 100 kids for only $50, half the school for $200, and the entire school for $400. All half-day gifts and above will be recognized on our social media account in the name of the person for whom it was given. Why not give a school feeding in honor of a loved one’s birthday to celebrate the birthday of Jesus who fed the multitudes? You may make your gift at Select “Feeding Ministry” from the drop-down menu. Nominate your amount and provide details in the memo box if you wish.
The other gift opportunity is our Child Sponsorship Program. For only $35 a month, you can invest in the education of a Haitian child. Your gift provides school uniforms, books, and instruction, helping to build a better child and a better future for Haiti. Simply go to, select “Child Sponsorship” from the drop-down menu and make your initial gift of $35. Someone from our team will then contact you with details about your child.
In writing of the birth of Christ, the Apostle John wrote:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.   (John 1:1–5, NIV)
Rather than curse the darkness, God sent us Jesus to provide light to a dark world. There is much that is wrong with our world today. Rather than bemoaning the dark places, why not join me in shining some light especially on the people of Haiti?
Merry Christmas,
Yvan Pierre.
Director of ICDM